Do sales suggest early release of 2018 macbook pro models?

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  1. sethisaac1 macrumors newbie

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  2. Naimfan macrumors 601

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    Unlikely.

    Those prices are mostly higher than before Christmas. And Apple is not exactly known for letting the market influence when it releases new machines.
     
  3. lambertjohn macrumors 6502

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    I think so. The MBP is on sale all over the place these days: Best Buy, Microcenter, Adorama, etc. I think they're trying to clear out 2017 inventory in preparation for the 2018 model. My Magic 8 Ball says the new model will be out sometime in the next thirty days.
     
  4. raqball macrumors 68000

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    Not at all. MacBooks go on sale all the time from retailers. When one marks the price down other follow. Besides that, it's only Feb 4th and even if Apple updates the MacBooks in June that's still 4 plus months out and they would not be having fire sales 4 months out.
     
  5. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    What kind of 8 ball you talking about?:D
     
  6. haydn! macrumors 6502a

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    Impossible to tell really. Retailers often reduce prices, especially post holidays when you generally get a dip in sales of high-ticket items. Also, some retailers across Europe will simply be taking advantage of the improved currency (assuming they buy wholesale in USD) to offer lower prices. Also, Mac sales for the last quarter took a decline so it's possible retailers are also just trying to shift excess inventory in general.

    A more accurate indicator of a pending refresh is stock levels and delivery times. Soon as they start to slip across the board, we know we're getting closer. But even in the past, even this has proved unreliable.
     
  7. jerryk macrumors 68040

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    Probably Apple and retailers reducing inventory so they do not have to carry it on the books. Stock market is heading down and CEOs are get scrutinized for tying up capital with inventory.
     
  8. ixxx69 macrumors 6502a

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    There's always sales. Retailers have learned that any time they put "Apple" in the mix, it draws a lot more press/internet attention. So they use sales of Apple products as a way to increase traffic to their stores... they don't make as much on the Apple products themselves, but once you're in the store (or on their website), you're more likely to buy something else as well - especially if you feel like you've just saved a bunch of money. You may not do that, but enough people do - it's business marketing 101.

    Any theories on products not selling well, or being cleared out for new models, are misguided. And retail stores don't get any more advanced notice on new products than anyone else.
     
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    As with others, I don't think we're on the cusp of seeing any new MBPs yet.
     
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    Maybe. I think probably Q2. Don't see iMacs with lots of discounts right now.
     
  13. Apple Fritter macrumors regular

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    My crystal ball said no, so I finally went out and grabbed a 2017 13" base tonight. :p
     
  14. lambertjohn macrumors 6502

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    Awesome! I think BB has them for $1099 right now, which incidentally is the same price as a refurb from Apple.
     
  15. sethisaac1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Man, I really hope so, my 2009 macbook unibody is really starting to show its age and i really need the upgrade but i know i'll be kicking myself when the new one comes out after dropping $4399 Australian on last gen tech. Uggh first world problems amirite.
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    I wish i had your initiative.
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    Good point
     
  16. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    Was tempted to do the same but still unsure
     
  17. Falhófnir macrumors 65816

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    Supply tightening is usually the tell tale sign (if there is one). Watch for the shipping dates slipping back on the website
     
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    As a little feedback, so far I'm really liking it. Granted, I was on the verge of grabbing a 12" instead, but couldn't justify the same price and the 13" is pretty small already. VM is running smoothly in light of the standard 8 GB RAM and the keys do feel nice in spite of the miniscule travel. Now I'll just have to wait how long it takes until they start acting up on me. :p
     
  19. coolX macrumors member

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    stay strong. better to fall back on a 486dx2 than throw down for a mbp with the janky keyboard.
     
  20. greenmeanie macrumors 6502a

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    Income Tax was burning a hole in your pocket wasn't it.

     
  21. Apple Fritter macrumors regular

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    I wish. :p
     
  22. sethisaac1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I said stuff it, and just ordered a 15 inch custom order with the 3.1ghz processor on the 11th and expected delivery date is the 27th never ordered stuff from the apple website before but this seems rather long from what i've seen before. What are people thinking about a march release now (even more major sales now) because i have 28 days to pull out/return it. If its gonna be released at WWDC im just going to go with the 2017 because i need a laptop now but happy to wait one more month for KL R and vega. I swear if they use polaris again.
     
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    Nobody really knows, late last year I was thinking probably a March-April release; March now seems unlikely due to Intel's release schedule, though April remains a strong possibility. The chance it will be May - WWDC has also increased though, and I'd still say that nothing until late in the year remains an outside possibility that would probably only occur if they've decided to can the current design for a fresh one (unlikely going by rumours of no significant update this year).
     
  24. Naimfan macrumors 601

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    Cancel your order and order it from BH Photo or Adorama. Cheaper, faster.
     

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