Hardware expected updated with Leopard?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bugs78, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. Bugs78 macrumors newbie

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    I am sitting on some cash, waiting to purchase the midlevel Macbook.

    I am curious, whats the chances of a hardware refresh, or updates (more standard ram/larger hdd, etc) coming out with the release of 10.5?

    Also, I know when I bought my mac mini, they included a voucher to upgrade to Tiger for free. How close to release date do they normally start offering to include/free upgrades to the next OS?
     
  2. Telp macrumors 68040

    Telp

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    Your best bet is to just buy. I doubt there will be any hardware upgrade, but thats just me. As for the voucher, im sure you would have to be within a week of the purchase.
     
  3. MacsAttack macrumors 6502a

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    Given that Apple have just recently got through the cycle of refreshing the whole line (with the possible exception of the Mac Pro) I would be very surprised to see any updates before next year. Perhaps the Mac Pro will see some action in November.

    A wild guess would be that Apple will revamp the Mac Pro early next year - probably use the same style keyboard as the new one that is now shipping with the iMacs (similar to the MacBook keyboard - looks like they want to standardise on this type of keyboard - be interesing to see how they can get it to light up). Toss in some restyling on the case (would be nice to get the same kind of easy access to the HD), and a little bump to the CPU speed.

    Once that is out of the way, then the stage is open for them to tweak the MacBook a little - but I'm guessing around April for that. Apple are working hard to try and differentiate between the MacBook and MacBook Pro. When I was in the market for a laptop I looked at both - and ended up going for the MacBook - The Pro just did not have any compelling features for the extra cost. Things are a little different now - I'd almost go for a MacBook Pro now. Almost.
     

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