how is the MBP 'nearing the end of a cycle'?


macrumors 68020
Original poster
Jan 29, 2008
what timing does macrumors use for working this out? New sandy bridge machines were just released at the end of Feb - barely 5 months ago. If people start holding off on buying after only a few months of a new model coming out, nobody will ever buy one.


realistically do you see an update before next year and Ivy Bridge? Maybe just a small processor bump?


macrumors 68020
Oct 30, 2008
People pull all sorts of rumors and opinions out of their arse.

As you say, the machines were just updated, and they're awesome. I doubt Apple is much concerned with a few rapturous fanbois gripping their cash in hopes of some phantom refresh they imagine is coming.

What we may see is a high-end Air model that starts to encroach on MBP CPU specs territory, and featuring the speed benefits of the SSD as a standard feature. It will likely be smaller, lack an optical disk, run like stink and cost dearly.


macrumors 6502
May 4, 2011
The last refreshes took over 300 days. I expect it to be the same this time. I think the next refresh is going to be with Ivy Bridge, that means early 2012. There can be a slight processor upgrade in october or more ram...
Apple has to update other products later this year. Like iPhone, iPod, MacPro's, MacMini's... So another MacBook Pro refresh seems unlikely
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