Are you skipping Skylake if no redesign?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kendo, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    The current design is pretty old considering it debuted in 2012. The previous redesign to unibody aluminum was in 2008. So come 2016 when Skylake is readily available, it'll be 4 years. A redesign is imminent. Before anyone says how come we need one, well look at the MacBook. The motherboard was reduced to 1/3 the size of the MacBook Air. If major advances in CPU and GPU technology can happen, so can motherboards and all the other parts in a laptop.

    Will you skip Skylake if a redesign doesn't come with it? I've waited this long for a redesign, I can wait one more year.
  2. sovereign macrumors 6502


    Feb 13, 2009
  3. Queen6 macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2008
    Putting out the fire with gasoline...
    Probably, as there won't be anything compelling to warrant the purchase. Likely I will update my 12" MacBook as the improvement to the CPU/GPU performance makes sense, for the MBP`s there needs to be more of an edge...

  4. fisherman188 macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2014
    Almost definitely. I switched to an iMac last year for a desktop and I love iOS. I want to switch my heavy and aging laptop to a MacBook Pro but if we get an update as late as February 2016 and there are no new USB-C TB3 ports I will most likely go with the new Dell XPS 15. I don't want to go back to Windows but I am very much in need of a more modern laptop to run VMs and simulations and higher resolution screen for in the field photo editing. While I love OSX, after just getting my first iPhone I am disappointed in the walled garden that iOS so I may switch back to Android next year anyway.
  5. itsOver9000 macrumors 6502


    Mar 29, 2013
    B.F., KS
    Maybe. I'm considering getting a 13" rMBP. I'd be all over a redesigned Skylake rMBP with 14" display in Space Grey. Otherwise I'll see what the next gen 12" MacBook is like.
  6. Tankmaze macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2012
    Yes. because I already own the 2015 mbp, but if the redesign happens, I will still wait for the rev B version before upgrading. So it is within my upgrade range of 2 years from now.
  7. aaron5566 macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2012
    I don't think I would. I can barely wait for Skylake with my current MBA. To my eyes, I don't see anything wrong with the current design of the MacBooks. I think it still remains a simple classy looking machine.
  8. taedouni macrumors 65816

    Jun 7, 2011
    I have the 2013 15" MBPr with dedicated GPU so I can hold off.
  9. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2010
    Yeah...2012 was so long ago.

    So...what sort of "redesign" do you think needed? i.e. what's missing that isn't already there? And...why is the current design so bad?
  10. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'm happy with my 2012 rMBP though I do think its getting long in the tooth. The cost is so much money, though I'm having trouble justifying a purchase.
  11. JackieInCo Suspended

    Jul 18, 2013
    Bought the 2015 15" MBP in May and the 2012 13" MBP in June. I'm good for several years.

    I also put 16GB RAM in my 2012 Mac Mini and 2012 MBP. It's like the 2012 Mini is a new machine now.
  12. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2015
    San Jose, CA
    I just bought a used 2012 cMBP back in May and I'm happy as can be with it; I don't see myself buying a new computer until like 3-4 years from now.
  13. Mr. Wonderful macrumors 6502a

    Feb 19, 2009
    I really hope the redesign happens with Skylake. If it doesn't between Skylake not having a redesign, the lack of 10-bit HEVC hardware decoding, and the rumored new GPU architecture coming with Kaby Lake, it's going to hard to justify upgrading.
  14. Kendo thread starter macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    USB-C, thinner bezels like the XPS 13, and if they can reduce the motherboard by 2/3 like they did with the Retina MacBook, use that empty space and fit more stacked batteries for more battery life. And 2012 was so long ago. Compare an iPad 2 from 2012 to an iPad Po in 2015. A LOT happens in 4 years.
  15. Skoal macrumors 65816

    Nov 4, 2009
    I have a 2014 and wouldn't consider an upgrade without a redesign despite any speed enhancements, etc. the MBP I have now is more than enough to last me a long time however is be seriously tempted with a major redesign.
  16. Skoal macrumors 65816

    Nov 4, 2009

    I think the current design is great and could live with it for years to come. However the MB redesign is pretty awesome, so something along those lines would be nice albeit with Pro features, ports etc. The MBP's have gotten thinner (my 2014 is thinner/lighter than my previous 2009) but there's definitely room for improvement.
  17. eastamherstbias macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2012
    Nope, if it increases battery and processing. Take my money.
  18. MauerFan07 macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2013
    I wish we'd know if a redesign was coming, else I'd get a new rMBP now :p My 2012 cMBP is fine, but I have the 15" model and i'm tired of carrying it around campus. I want a more compact machine.
  19. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    I'll be skipping it whatever, my late 2013 is only 18 months old and runs brilliantly should do me at least another 2 years.
  20. TechGod macrumors 68040


    Feb 25, 2014
    New Zealand
    I have a late 2013 13" rMBP and I think I'll abuse it as long as I can.
  21. anthdci macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2009
    I probably wont upgrade for a few years yet regardless. If they want to go thinner then they are going to be removing ports, or at least changing them to new smaller version meaning a bunch of new accessories and or expensive cables.
  22. Dead0k macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2015
    i will buy if it will worth it. I dont want a new laptop body with the same(equal) specs just because their R&D did a great job
  23. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    I won't upgrade until there's a redesign because unlike with the iPhone I would feel like I'd be selling my rMBP to buy the exact same computer.

  24. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    Competitors are starting to build smaller and thinner laptops with similar specs. Apple should do a radical redesign next year.
  25. tresmith macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2014
    My 2013 13" rMBP is rock solid, especially running El Cap, so I really have no need to upgrade. And I had planned on keeping that lappy for a good while so I get my moneys worth.

    However, if the redesign of MBP follows in the footsteps of the new MB then I will seriously consider upgrading. I'll probably wait til the refurbished models start showing up in the store and buy one at a discount.

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