dates for macbook revision

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  1. cthomet macrumors regular

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    new macbooks july 15th best case scenario or september 16th worst case scenario.

    why? they are both tuesdays :D. july 15 is the day after montevina comes out. apple will release the redesigned macbooks (aluminum?) and macbook pros on july 15th if they are going to do it mid back to school promo. they will wait till september 16th (the day after the back to school promo ends) if they have already cleared sufficient stock and dont want to do it during the bts promo.

    notebook revisions are highly anticipated and to a degree expected during Q3. ideally i would see aluminum macbooks with a processor boost, backlit keyboard, and a bigger hard drive. in my opinion the macbooks will change more than the macbook pros.
     
  2. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Wow, there is so much non-information here being passed off as real information. ;)

    Don't worry, I'm sure Apple has redesigned the MacBook, the MacBook Pro, and even created a Mac Mini replacement, all to be released in July. I heard it from a friend, who has a friend, who mutters things in his sleep. *cough*
     
  3. gkarris macrumors 604

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    They may announce them in August with availability afterwards. They may have them still be a part of the Back-To-School special.
     
  4. Holmes89 macrumors regular

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    I know this question has been posted so many times but I thought I would ask it one more time (to put a future college student's mind at rest). If you had to give a percentage on the release of a new Macbook (minor or major update) before the end of August? Am I (and many others) looking at a 50/50, 60/40, 80/20?
     
  5. Konvert macrumors newbie

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    As a future university student I hope a revision will be released soon. The chance of one by the end of August can not be known or estimated by anyone (who doesn't work for apple). However I think that there will be something by october/ late september, simply due to apple following Intel's timetable for updating processors. With the release of Montevina on the 14th, i think apple will incorporate it before september is finished.
     
  6. cthomet thread starter macrumors regular

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    i would say 51/49

    also im not trying to pretend to be in the know. i was trying to sound informed to get some discussion going on the macbook release date, since other threads have died and im looking to get a macbook soon. so my apologies if anyone thought i was being "that guy"
     
  7. Alx9876 macrumors 6502

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    I double posted on accident. My Computer froze up.
     
  8. Alx9876 macrumors 6502

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    I was planning on buying one towards the end of the month or first week of july.

    Should I hold off from buying one? I'm not going to need one until Mid-September but would love to play with one now.

    I plan on buying 4 gigs of ram from Data Memory.com and updating the hard drive.

    What should I do?

    Also it was already confirmed that the next Mac books would have LED screens in them with Aluminum casing. But if I have to wait until Feb 2009 for this to happen then I will go ahead and buy one now.

    Thanks guys. I really am desperate for any advice or answers. :)
     
  9. temna macrumors 6502a

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    Jobs Keynote

    I think that it will be kinda like when the Macbook Pro was announced in Jan for Feb shipping.. A whole new line of Macbooks: 13" w/ x4500 graphics, 15" w/ nvidia 9600 256MB graphics (512 option) and the 17" with nvidia 9600 512MB graphics.. All shipping in mid July.. There will be the iPhone 2 of course, including immediate access to iPhone apps and firmware 2.0 for iPhone 1's.. And the "One more thing..." will be the Mac Mini replacement and a new application development framework to go with OSX 1.6.. Anyone taking bets?
     
  10. Holmes89 macrumors regular

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    Oh and how reliable is your source? I want a laptop bad and all of this waiting is driving me crazy.
     
  11. prouss macrumors newbie

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    But seriously, do they ever make important announcements on the second day of WWDC or since they made no MB/MBP announcement today is that the end of discussion (for now)? Is it now more likely to be timed with the release of Montelvina?
     
  12. Holmes89 macrumors regular

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    Oh I realize that I think we will see some sort of Apple Event around that time a week before it is released.
     
  13. mixmacface macrumors regular

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    that would be so nice. i'm looking to make the plunge to Mac this summer due to my college major this fall. i want to take advantage of the back-to-school offer (free* iPod? mmkay, thanks), but i don't want to wait too long. . are there any reliable sources saying these things?
     
  14. cthomet thread starter macrumors regular

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    im in the same boat pretty much. i personally am waiting until the last minute to buy mine just in case there are any updates over the summer.

    where was it confirmed that the next macbooks would have led and aluminum?? i saw rumors but...
     
  15. Holmes89 macrumors regular

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    No confirmation, just rumors. However people keep leaning to the inevitability of an aluminum Macbook because it is the only all plastic (exterior) Apple computer now. I am actually wondering if part will be aluminum and the bottom be black plastic (like the iMac)
     
  16. cthomet thread starter macrumors regular

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    dont think i would like that. i hope the mb is updated before nehalem, i would love an exterior design before i purchase which will be in the next 3 months. according to some that is a pipe dream and others say any time after july 14th (montevina) is viable. i hope the latter is true
     
  17. farmerku macrumors regular

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    I have a MacBook... if it was to be aluminum with a faster processor, larger hardrive, and a backlight keyboard then I wouldn't I have a MacBook Pro..


    Why don't they keep the current B/W Macbook and offer a Black Aluminum MBP.. do we think they will make a white aluminum MacBook? Just offer the MBP in different colors and smaller screen.
     
  18. mmoosa macrumors 6502

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    the macbooks are the 13.3" screen which is less portable than the air. both are 13.3" but different thicknesses for different parts of the market. and the mbp are the larger screens for professionals which need more screen estate.
     
  19. cthomet thread starter macrumors regular

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    on the outside yes.. mbp is really set apart from the macbook in graphics performance though

    i would love to see the mbp in other colors. i would get a mbp if i had a need for that kind of performance, but i dont which is why i would like to see some of those features trickle down the lineup.
     
  20. this is J² macrumors newbie

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    I hear a lot of rumors about the next macbooks having an aluminium exterior. Do you guys think, if it gets that far, they will also keep the black macbooks if aluminium macbooks are released ? Because I really dig those black ones :)
     
  21. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    did they keep the aluminum iphones for the plastic 3g iphones? no
    so no
     

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