Are you skipping Skylake if no redesign?

Kendo

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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.
 

fisherman188

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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.
 

itsOver9000

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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.
 

Tankmaze

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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.
 

aaron5566

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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.
 

Bending Pixels

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The current design is pretty old considering it debuted in 2012.
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?
 

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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.
 
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JackieInCo

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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.
 

Mr. Wonderful

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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.
 

Kendo

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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?
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.
 

Skoal

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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.
 

Skoal

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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?

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.
 

MauerFan07

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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.
 

Samuelsan2001

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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.
 
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anthdci

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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.
 

Dead0k

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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
 

MICHAELSD

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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.

 

MICHAELSD

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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?
Competitors are starting to build smaller and thinner laptops with similar specs. Apple should do a radical redesign next year.
 

tresmith

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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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