I can't wait for the new MBA....

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by slight32, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. slight32 macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2014
    ....because then prices on the existing models might come down and make the 8gb/256gb or even 512gb models more affordable.

    The current model is thin enough, has a good enough screen for those not obsessed with resolution or colour gamut, has great battery life, and has the ports that rumour suggests will disappear on a new model. I think it's close to being the perfect laptop, and if there are any price adjustments to allow a place for a new model then I'll be grabbing a high spec version.
  2. motrek macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    There was supposed to be a refresh 2 days ago that didn't happen. If anything I think that proves that nobody really has any idea what Apple will or won't do.

    The current model is great and if you want one you should buy one. I wouldn't expect the prices to go down in the near future no matter what Apple does.

    It's not like Apple sells old-new stock at a discount.

    If they have any leftover supply, they might sell it via their refurbished page for the same prices as now.
  3. slight32 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2014
    No, but there is a reseller here in Turkey that has a habit of discounting to clear old stock. They tend to deal with volume turnover so I'd expect them to drop prices to make space for a new model. This is what they did for the SP2 when the SP3 launched....up to 35% discounts. It might take a few months for this to kick in, but it will.
  4. motrek macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    SP2 is a bad example since Microsoft made WAAAAAY too many of those and of course it took forever to clear them out even at steep discounts.

    Apple usually has a better handle on their supply.
  5. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    The current product is extremely good in my opinion.

    The anxiety for many people here is they are expecting a complete redesign some point this year. This is something that can sometimes be 5 years apart. Therefore, people are quite excited at the thought of this "new" product.
  6. Cicatrix macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2011
    Phoenix, AZ
    I'm obsessed with res, and color gamut.
  7. AppleWarMachine macrumors 65816


    Sep 27, 2011
    Michigan, US
    ...me either...I knew Apple with release something by the end of the first quarter, I was getting antsy, so I bought an Air on Tuesday...and returned it yesterday...here's hoping for a 12" Retina Air on March 9 :D
  8. OldMike macrumors 6502


    Mar 3, 2009
    Dallas, TX
    I just bought a MBA 11 on Wednesday Feb 25th, knowing full well that an updated MBA might be rolling around the corner. Come March 9th, I will still be within my return period. If they only update the current MBA with a spec bump or switch to Broadwell, I plan on just keeping this computer. If however the spec bump includes increased RAM or storage, I might entertain the idea of returning it and getting the newer model (which will end up costing me more since I'm sure no one will be discounting the new models right when they are announced).

    I feel pretty certain though that if a new MBA is announced on March 9th, the updates will be minor. If they release a 12" rMBA - it would have to be pretty spectacular for me to give up my current machine knowing that the rMBA will be a 1st Gen product which I always try to avoid.

    That being said, I am excited to see what will be announced on March 9th, and have my fingers crossed that there will be some new MBAs on display...
  9. DePaulBlueDemon macrumors regular


    Sep 27, 2010
    I have to disagree and say that the current MBA screen resolution is complete garbage.
  10. slight32 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2014
    For you, perhaps, for me it's fine. I'd prefer a spec bump if pricing is lower (here in Turkey). The market here is somewhat different from elsewhere, as third party resellers can set their own prices depending on stock and demand. Turks tend to want the latest thing, so if a redesigned MBA is launched stocks of the current machine will need clearing.....hence discounts. Hopefully.
  11. dave343 macrumors member

    May 11, 2014
    The nice thing about getting a 2014 model is that you have the option to run Mavericks. I'm still not a fan of the Yosemite UI and so I reinstalled Mavericks.
  12. Obi Wan Kenobi macrumors 6502

    Obi Wan Kenobi

    Mar 9, 2011
    London, UK
    March 9th is the next media event. I'd wait until then to see whether anything is announced. We are so close to a re/fresh / spec bump, I'd say wait and see.

    Re-seller prices may vary when a new model comes out, but Apple store prices rarely do.
  13. droenn macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2015
    Local vendors have had a deal for 10% off MBA and MBP for last few weeks. It ends on March 8th, so I think something is up..

    But 10% off current gen is so enticing, not sure if worth just going for current gen or waiting for next week to see if refresh/new models happen (and then another month at least for stock to actually arrive where I am).

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