Heard a release date rumor??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Swisha31, May 4, 2011.

  1. Swisha31 macrumors newbie

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    So some of you have seen my post about trying to decide b/w a macbook pro 15 or 17. But I was talking to someone today and they said that they heard that the newest model MBP may be released in September? I know this may be a stretch simply because i dont know how much anybody knows about the release date. But should i go ahead with my purchase of the quadcore 2011 version released a couple months ago or should i wait for a possible release that might not even happen?
     
  2. sioannou macrumors member

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    You need a computer now , you buy now. You don't need you wait friend . Simple as that. Anyway I recently purchased mine and so far i am super happy with it !

    Please don't be another one who enters the buying cycle :D
     
  3. mharpo macrumors newbie

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    You know what, I heard there's going to be another update in 2013... ;)
     
  4. hypervish89 macrumors regular

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    The new macbook pro's were just recently released, so they won't be updated now for a few months, probably april of 2012 is when you'll see another update.
     
  5. ZiggyZidel macrumors member

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    The title says it all... rumor.
    I mean you could wait.. which is what I'm doing. But that's only because I have a 2008 macbook which is still super fast :D
     
  6. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    That is highly inaccurate for a number of reasons. Generally "leaked" release dates are very inaccurate until it's within two weeks of release. Given that it has only been a couple months since the newest ones came out, waiting is pretty well pointless.
     
  7. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Not true, Apple usually has an update in the fall months for the MBPs. As other's have stated if you need it now, buy now. There is some talk of a redesign of the macbook pros, so who know is in store. That said new versions can sometimes have some quirks that need to be worked out as well.
     
  8. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    "Usually" is meaningless: http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#MacBook_Pro
     
  9. acedickson macrumors 6502a

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    Not recently they haven't, June 09, April '10, and now February of this year. I will agree that this year has a higher probability of getting a fall update though but that would probably be a minor spec bump before Ivy Bridge in 2012.
     
  10. wingsabr macrumors 6502

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    This. Redesign plus Ivy Bridge in 2012. Besides all that, it appears that the iPhone won't get the standard June update so I wouldn't put it past Apple to change their standard release dates.
     
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  12. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

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    The only update you would see this year is if Intel gets Ivy Bridge out and Apple decides to implement it this year... which just means processor spec bumps, nothing really major considering you are unlikely to be fully utilizing the current processors.

    At some point you are going to have to buy it... if you wait until later this year they could upgrade it again 6 months later in the spring. Basically what others have said, if you need it now, buy it now.

    I can understand why a lot of people would wait if a refresh is coming within the next month or two, but the lineup was just refreshed 2 months ago... waiting now is pretty pointless.
     
  13. aiqw9182 macrumors 65816

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    There's pretty much no chance in hell of Ivy Bridge coming out in September, let alone anything earlier than 2012. The only thing we might see this year is a added spec bump option like the 2.8 GHz Core i7 option that was added to the 2010 MBP's.
     
  14. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

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    ummm ivy bridge is slated for release in the second half of 2011, so barring any delays in development it is pretty feasible that they will be out around september.
     
  15. aiqw9182 macrumors 65816

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    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/computers/why-intels-22nm-technology-really-matters/5703
    "Intel will use this novel 22nm technology to manufacture its Ivy Bridge processors, which should be in volume production in the second half of this year and available in PCs and servers starting in early 2012."

    They start production this year. Won't be available until 2012.
     
  16. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a

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    Just get it now. It is very unlikely that a new release would take place so soon. Lion will be included by September but other then that you won't gain anything by waiting.


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  17. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

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    yeah this is what i read

    http://singularityhub.com/2011/05/0...s-launch-of-22-nanometer-3d-transistor-video/

    guess we will see.. maybe this year maybe not!
     
  18. aiqw9182 macrumors 65816

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    Author was simply misinformed.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20059716-260.html
    "Intel would not give any specific dates, but said we'd see these devices sometime in 2012."

    http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/385383/what_ivy_bridge_/
    "The new chips will debut in 2012 and will be available for mainstream computers as well as servers."

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703937104576303180600624322.html
    "They indicated the first microprocessors would likely be targeted for high-end desktop computers and server systems and arrive in early 2012."
     
  19. xxBURT0Nxx, May 4, 2011
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    xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

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    yeah i mean pretty much says the same thing... production second half of this year see them in devices early next year... looks like he just left out the next year part!

    They also had a similar time frame for SNB, and they were given to manufacturers really early 2011 (january)
     
  20. ankitsid macrumors member

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    ill probably upgrade at the next case overhaul. i just hope my mid'10 is worth some decent money then, so i dont have to spend that much out of pocket.
     
  21. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

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    it will always be worth more just before a refresh... if you wait until a redesign is released your machine becomes less desirable and less valuable.
     
  22. ankitsid macrumors member

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    I wish that was possible. But commuting to school full time, going even a week or two without a computer isn't that possible.
     
  23. Swisha31 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I appreciate the feedback guys. As i said before, I just heard it as a rumor. Don't know if the person really actually KNEW much about the details of what they had possibly heard from someone else. To be honest, i just hated the idea of spending 2k on a dope piece of gear and then in 4 months, something better comes out....that would have urked my nerves.
     

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