Buy MacBook Pro now or wait for redesign?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AbyssImpact, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2010
    Obviously there will be a redesign soon, there are rumors of a larger track pad, etc

    so, should I buy now or wait? I don't want to buy it now and then have an outdated MacBook Pro in a few months.

    It would be horrible, all the girls will laugh at me in school for not having the latest. Whatdouthink?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    What rumours and what girls? Anyway, there will be no redesign this year, Apple already redesigned the MBP last year.

    But then again, I think this just another thread heading for Wasteland like many threads of yours before.
  3. B... macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2013
    Wow. And where are the rumors of a larger trackpad? It is already "oversized".

    Retina line is a brand new design. cMBP is headed for extinction. I say transfer schools or just buy now.
  4. McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
  5. AbyssImpact thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2010
    There were rumors before the last MacBook Pro release. I don't think the trackpad is that big now, with new gestures coming out, it's best to increase the size.
  6. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    Obviously spam - at least my post count is going up.
  7. AbyssImpact thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2010
    ? It is true though. At least at my school. It is a status symbol.
  8. MacKid, Mar 23, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2013

    MacKid macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2003
    Nah I heard the changes will be only iterative. Apple needs a real breakout product like a physical implementation of its Time Machine software, or a MacBook Pro with Teleport Display.

  9. utekineir macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2008
    girls wont know any better

    they only see branding, just like cars

    most wouldn't know an m3 from a jetta with a bmw badge duct taped on

    fear not, you'll pull just as much sleeved hipster tail at starbucks with a original core duo as you will with the spaceship haswell of the future.
  10. Squilly macrumors 68020


    Nov 17, 2012
    You can't be serious....


    First time I've heard about this rumor....
  11. coolbreeze macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2003

    No offense, but the OP sounds best suited for a $300 netbook, not a $2800 (or a bit less or course) Macbook.

    Holy cow, kids these days!

    Buy a computer when you need it. No regrets. This is the only way to live. I paid $2,800 pre-Haswell. Don't care. There's always something better around the corner. Don't F5 on rumors. Just buy a machine when you need a machine (or when your mommy and daddy will buy you one I guess?).
  12. bbapps macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2008
    Reason to wait..

    • Rumor: next gen lower price, better options (larger SSD options at lower price).
    • Rumor: next gen possible re-design and/or enhancements/fixes to current gen.
    • Haswell: longer battery life, minor performance gains, GPU gains, better heat management.
    • Current gen display issues (e.g. display lottery).

    Reason not to wait..

    • Who knows when next gen will be released; most likely august-september timeframe (long ways out)..
  13. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    Huh? You claim "Obviously there will be a redesign soon" by citing a rumor of a rumor from 2011 that turned out to be fake? The rMBP IS the new redesign so I'd expect this to stick around for a while.

    As for trackpads, how can you say it's not that big? It easily accomodates 5finger gestures so if any more fingers or toes get involved then it might as well be a touchscreen.
  14. bbapps macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2008
  15. AbyssImpact thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2010
  16. AbyssImpact thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2010
    Once a rumor, always a rumor.

    Imagine this scenario:

    The iPad mini is rumored to be updated with the retina display. (now)

    The iPad mini doesn't get the retina display, only updated processors, camera, etc. (Future)

    Fast forward to the next update, the rumor is still true, it could have a retina display. (Future future)
  17. Kushp14 macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2010
    Retina's will most likely not have a body change since it was just introduced last summer… only processors..
  18. theuserjohnny macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2012
  19. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    Another rumor thread with redesigns and new trackpad and all?
    Wow Im getting sick just looking at these threads now.

    Obviously there wont be a redesign for another year or two, even more.
    They just changed everything mid last year.
  20. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
    Hope you're joking. Most people can't tell, and we females don't care what laptop you are using....

    Where are these "rumors" coming from?
  21. Maschil macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2011
    buy a 09-10 off ebay get a 1 Year square trade warranty and use it until the new ones comes out if you are satisfied then you can just keep it for a year or if not you could still sale it...
  22. gregorious macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2013

    Where do you live? or what school do you go to? The newest apple product may be a status symbol in your area but don't let that drive your actions and sense of validation to such an extent. It will be a never ending cycle of unhappiness
  23. AbyssImpact thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2010
    Uc Davis. And yes, having the latest will attract more females. It is true, they all go to the cool kids with the latest gadgets because it will make them look cool.

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