Changing name of Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Lefty716687, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Lefty716687 macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2008
    I have been reading about the updates to all of the latptops and have been thinking that Apple might try to get rid of the name macbook pro.

    I think that their might be two reasons for this:

    1) When visiting the store it is currently very easy to tell their three computer brands apart. You have the thin one, the plastic one, and the metal one. However if they switch the Macbook to metal it will be difficult to tell the Macbook apart from Macbook Pro. (I also think it would be weird if they design pro like the air, but just make the macbook like the old pro - I would imagine after updates they will all look very similar)

    2) I remember reading that Apple wants to try to price their computers down and make them more competive. Currently the specs on the Macbook (black) are very similar to the Macbook Pro (low model). If you want to say that you are putting good computers at a good price why not say something like we have no need for putting out a "pro" model becuase our standard model is as good - thus renameing Macbook pros as simply macbooks - and now they will come in three sizes 13,15,17 inch screens. Again the bigger the screen, the better the specs will be. The only difference is that it will all be one line.

    I beleive doing this will make the introduction of a new type will be easier to tell it apart because their won't be as many brands.
  2. raquiros macrumors member


    Jun 20, 2008
    I would rather to keep the MacBook Pro name.... or even better with the new model.... MacBook Pro 2, MacBook Pro 2G or MacBook Pro 2.0 :D:D:D:D:apple:
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    No because the MacBook will still only have integrated graphics. Don't forget the MacBook is the replaced for the iBook and the MacBook Pro is the replacement for the PowerBook.
  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    iMac --> Mac Pro
    MacBook --> MacBook Pro

    Nah, Apple won't be changing their naming scheme anytime soon. ;)
  5. Kellen710 macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2008
    Ummm, I dont think so. I like the family idea. I think that Apple dose too.
  6. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    Just call the new MacBook Pro the MacBook 3G. :p
  7. godfreyhk macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2008
    Twice as fast, half the price. :apple:

    Sounds like a plan, no? :rolleyes:
  8. II AndyG33 II macrumors regular

    II AndyG33 II

    Jul 8, 2008
    i wish :]
  9. raquiros macrumors member


    Jun 20, 2008
  10. MickdyMickdyMAC macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2008
    I feel the same, but MacBook Pro II or MacBook Pro MKII. MBP MKII. "MBP" just rolls off the mouth good for me.
  11. Abhorred macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    BacMook Rop. Yeah, it'll be the Apple BacMook Rop.

    Or, why not an anagram of "MacBook Pro" just to keep things fresh while still maintaining the product's lineage? Some options:

    Backroom Op
    A Combo Pork
    Cap Mob Rook
    Okra Cob Mop
    A Bro Mock Op

    I mean, I would buy any of those products IF THEY JUST FIXED THE DAMNED GPU. *ahem*
  12. raquiros macrumors member


    Jun 20, 2008
    Introducing the new Apple MacBook Pro Reloaded..... sounds good :D
  13. kabunaru Guest

    Jan 28, 2008
    I actually think Apple should do this. Would be more simple and better I guess.

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