Could they redesign it in 1 or 2 years?

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  1. beniMTL macrumors newbie

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    Could Apple redesign the retina MacBook in next year or the year after that? (Like they did with the MacBook Air) or do you think they will stick with the same design??
     
  2. nrubenstein macrumors 6502

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    They absolutely could.

    Will they? Externally, I'm guessing probably not much.
     
  3. animatedude macrumors 65816

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    same design for a while as it's a bit hard to make thinner than what it's but look for more interesting features in future updates...features like wireless charging and so on...
     
  4. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

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    I imagine the next step will be carbon fiber but who knows when that will be. I wouldn't expect any time soon.
     
  5. beniMTL thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Carbon fiber?? As opposed to aluminum??...I don't know about that one..what makes macs look and feel so great is the aluminum...but I guess it's a question of personal preference..
     
  6. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    We've been speculating about carbon fiber for a long time. I don't see it happening, just doesn't make sense in Apple's world... "Carbon Fiber" doesn't sound as good as "Alu-Mini-Um" on Ive's videos.
     
  7. beniMTL thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well if you remember, with the MacBook Air, they redesigned it while keeping the same thinness...so who knows really...
     
  8. vanimal macrumors 6502a

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    14" screen version please :D. For use non road warriors who like the 13.3 MBA and MBPR size screen. A 14" screen with everything else the same.... ill take it!:D
     
  9. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    They put a lot of thought and time into this design. I'm sure it will stay the same for a few years. There isn't much you can change. It's a laptop, it's thin, it only has 1 port, etc.

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    The original Air was basically begging to be redesigned. There were a lot of changes Apple made until they perfected the Air's design. The rMB's design...not so much.
     
  10. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    The question is which other laptop model do they cannibalize. It's the nature of the business but it has to be done.
     
  11. pasadena macrumors 6502a

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    My guess is they will add at least a second USB-C port. Maybe on the other side.
     
  12. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    The air is the natural line to cut. This one is 1/2 inch bigger screen than the 11" and less than an inch smaller than the 13", neither of which feature a current retina-screen.

    In 6 months we're going to be hearing the chimes of MBA and MBP owners complaining about why Apple hasn't updated their lines to USB-C. It's like when USB 3.0 came out, we were all whining. USB-A has no more future than USB 2.0 did 2 years ago. Keep up or get off the ride.
     
  13. SmOgER macrumors 6502a

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    That's probably doable with some squeezing for the headphone port, but I'am afraid that's the most we will see. I don't believe Apple will scratch the idea of side-to-side keyboard and that's the only way for adding more than 1 additional port (shrinking the keyboard).
     
  14. vanimal macrumors 6502a

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    Not if they make a 14" screen version. It could have some room on each side of the keyboard? Please do apple!
     
  15. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    My guess is that there will eventually be a 14" version with more ports, and then they'll phase out the Airs.
     
  16. driftless macrumors demi-god

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    This. Plus while the MB has a native resolution of 23-4 x 1440 it supports the scaled resolution of 1440 x 900 which is the native resolution for the 13" MBA. I don't see a future for the MBA line.
     
  17. newellj macrumors 601

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    Aluminum also makes a great heat sink. Carbon fiber, no...

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    Get. Rid. of. the. Audio. Jack.

    It is a 20th century analog anachronism, fercryingoutloud.
     
  18. beniMTL thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No...way too many people still use wired headphones...if they wouldnt have kept it on this model, I don't know if I would have went for the rMB...I use headphones all the time...
     
  19. driftless macrumors demi-god

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    Carbon fiber has great strength to weight, not so much strength to thinness. And, I would much rather drop an aluminum MB than a potentially shattering carbon fiber MB built to Apple's thinness.

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    Take a look at the Apple store for headphones, Apple is pushing wireless Beats headphones. Stop thinking about what you own and look to what Apple wants to sell you. :apple:
     
  20. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, if there was a way to charge the thing, I'd almost rather have zero USB ports and one audio port, rather than two USB ports. I certainly wouldn't buy the Macbook without an audio port. Good headphones are one of the analogue things that remain relevant.
     
  21. driftless macrumors demi-god

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    If not irrelevant because of numbers said the man listening to Bach from tube amps. I would think that the lack of using a DAC would be more problematic than moving from wired (currently the best headphones) to wireless.
     
  22. actuallyinaus macrumors regular

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    I guarantee the second gen version will have a USB Type-C connector on each side. No change to the overall construction though.

    Or maybe they'll make a 14" version with two ports. (Gosh I hope they make a 14" version, I'd get one of those.)

    I wish the would would move to 2.5mm audio jacks, but I doubt that'll happen for a while.
     
  23. moxxey macrumors regular

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    The keyword there is *could*. They *could* re-design anything, MBP, iPad, iPhone, everything. I wouldn't live my life based on what might (or might not) happen.

    Traditionally though, they don't normally redesign a brand new MacBook/Pro so soon after launch, due to economies of scale.
     
  24. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    What? I definitely wouldn't be buying the rMB if it didn't have an audio jack.
     
  25. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    I am hoping that they will release a 14" model, the size of the current 13" MBA. Then it would likely also have more ports and more battery, making me a happy camper.
    Same here.
     

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