Im so annoyed!! New backBook Pro comes out days after I buy my MacBook.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by yettimillan, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. yettimillan macrumors regular

    May 28, 2009
    Hi, i just went on the apple uk website and I Found that a new range of macbook pro have been released.

    I purchased my mackbook for about £930 about 2 weeks ago. Now a cheaper better processor version macbook pro comes out that is exactly the same size of my macbook.

    This is very unfair. If the apple shop had told me that in 2 weeks the same size mac would come out, it would be a better processor, cheaper and called a pro....then I would have waited and brought that.

    My mac MacBook
    - OS X 10.5.7
    - 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    - @ GB 1067 MHZ DDR3
    -approx £930

    The new back MacBook Pro
    -OS X
    -2.26 GHZ
    - 2GB ram

    DO you see my point, has anyone been annoyed by this?
  2. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    Jeez, whatsup with all these people coming here visiting MACRUMORS complaining about getting ripped off from new product updates?
  3. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    You have 14 days from purchase to return your laptop to Apple in the UK with no restocking charge.

    Return it now and get a 13" MBP.

    Problem solved.

    You're welcome.
  4. Sampadan macrumors newbie


    May 23, 2008
    Dude - I feel for you.

    Is there anything you can do in terms of taking it back to the store you got it from, for a 10% restocking fee and then buying a new one.

    Or get rid of it on ebay or wherever and stump up a couple of hundred quid for a new one?

    How much spec difference did you miss out on - if it's not a HUGE amount then surely you can rest easy? (Hopefuly you're not relying on maximum processing power for state of the art VST instruments that need to be amplified to 60,000 Watts like me!)

    Just saw netdog's post - problem solved (unless you've stacked up your HDD with porno!;))
  5. ozyr macrumors member


    May 3, 2009
    Feel for you, but this happens all the time, with many products (not just Apple).

    It is just how the industry works.
  6. yettimillan thread starter macrumors regular

    May 28, 2009
    Well its .26 better processor.
    It supports up to 8 GB ram.
    And its called MacBook Pro rather than just MacBook
    And its about £30 cheaper.

    I dont really mind its just the principal of it really, they should just suddenly release a cheaper better model, i suppose im just really annoyed about that and the fact I got ripped off.
  7. swb1192 macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007

    How did you get ripped off?
  8. imthekuni macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2009
    Apple does this all the time, they are constantly updating their product line. You should be especially careful around WWDC and other media events. I specifically waited because I had a hunch they were going to refresh the mbp even though most people speculated they wouldnt, whats 2 extra weeks of waiting?
  9. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    The people at the Apple Store wouldn't have known anyway, and I'm not joking. They may officially work from Apple but they usually only find out about new products a day before, if not the day of it's release/public announcement.
  10. thomahawk macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2008
    Osaka, Japan
    dont worry about it, i had this with my ipod moments. only that, back then i didnt know what the hell was WWDC or the announcment times
  11. svndmvn Guest

    Nov 6, 2007
    suddenly? it had been out for 8 months, you bought an outdated mac, why didn't you listen to the rumors and advices on this forum?
    it's not so much better than yours but it is better, happens with all updates. what if you had waited 2 more weeks, would you have preferred it to be almost identical to the old model? Stop being selfish!
    Both Apple and customers gain out of updates, so cheer up!
  12. yettimillan thread starter macrumors regular

    May 28, 2009
    Ok ok, well i suppose im not too annoyed anymore after the initial shock, the same thing also happened to me with my ipod classic when they discontinued the 80GB and brought out the 120GB.

    Im going to look on the bright side and think to myself that their technology is advancing and the next mac i buy will be much better.

    Im just wondering though, how often do people upgrade to another version of mac. I know that the average time for a windows pc is 2-3 years.

    I have had nothing go wrong with my mac so far (a minor glitch with iphoto but resolved in an update). I can remember with my last 2 windows pc's i had problems within the first week.
  13. messedkid macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2007
    Oshawa, ON
    I got my 1st macbook in late 2006, and although it does have 2 or 3 kinks (flickering screen, broken wrist pad, etc..) I am not really looking to buy a new mac (or pc for that matter) anytime soon.

    ALTHOUGH...that 13 inch macbook pro looks sexy. ;)
  14. John Jacob macrumors 6502a

    John Jacob

    Feb 11, 2003
    Columbia, MD
    Don't worry OP, I'm with ya. I'm annoyed too, although I bought my Macbook last November. :D

    I knew it was going to happen, but that doesn't make me feel any better now that it has happened.
  15. KBV1 macrumors regular


    Dec 22, 2007
    Waiting the 2 1/2 weeks has really paid off and its thanks to this forum :D

  16. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    Why don't you take a look at the Buyer's Guide. This may help you when you want to buy a new Apple product because it shows you the product cycles and also lets you know when a product was last updated.
  17. wbeasley macrumors 6502


    Nov 23, 2007
    They come here to whinge ...

    but they can't get off their lazy asses to check out the buyers guide or know when things are overdue (or due) for an upgrade. geez.

    it's called progress and it aint anything new. wise up and stop whining. take some responsibility for your ecomonics.

    maybe someone can create a whinge thread so these people can vent without the rest of us having to put up with them...

    PS. don't buy a new ipod in august. i don't want to hear how unfair the world is when september rolls around and you realise you've been "ripped orf".

    PPS. just wanted to say i'm really unhappy and suddenly feel the need to be compensated for the $100 I paid in 1988 when i upgraded my Amiga500 with a whacking great 512kb of extra memory or the $400 i paid for a whole 400MB hard drive...
  18. OutSpoken macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    I would be annoyed too.

    But if it was bought 2 weeks ago, you may still be in luck to return it.

    People who bought the uMB on day of release or around that time, shouldnt really have anything to complain about, you had/have some good use out of your uMacbooks. But you have to understand where these people who bought fairly recently are coming from. Yeah we can all say it's their own fault for not waiting...but some people don't keep their ears to geek street like that to know about things like WWDC etc.

    Plus, it's proven on this site...the many so called "knowledgeble" people who were adamant that apple wouldn't update the uMB range. So it was anyones guess...

    and yeah it's true, the guys at the apple store don't know diddly squat!
  19. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    It is always fascinating that people can instantly locate these forums to gripe about Apple blindsiding them with an update... like Apple did it personally to them, just watching, waiting, and biding their time till user XXX buys... but they can't seem to locate these forums before they buy and notice that everyone is holding their breath waiting on an update.

    Life is full of extremes... some are pissed because they bought the day before the update... clueless one was coming, while others have been here for the past 3 months saying "should I buy or should I wait?!? What to do, what to do!!"

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  20. immemorial macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2007
    Guelph, ON
    Oh, get off your high horse. Not everyone likes to read the rumour sites as religiously as others. Some people want to buy a computer, so they see one online or in the store and they buy it. So then when Apple decides to drop the price $300 and release an update the very next day, I can understand why those people would be upset.

    Nevermind the fact that even if you did read the sites, there's still never a reasonable consensus on what will happen. Like I stated in another thread, Apple's overzealous policy of secrecy on new products ends up screwing these people who thought they were getting the latest.
  21. silentnite macrumors 6502a


    Apr 21, 2009
    Outer sight.. Outer mind
    Dude, your okay! You have just purchased one of the finest computer lap tops money can buy. You are now part of the Apple family.

    We have all been there at one time or another, but then you later learn how to time the market. I just got a white Mac book last week, I could return it but I won't. I'm already working on upgrading it. Should I need the power or speed, come Christmas I will upgrade to the Macbook Pro.

    For future purchases you may want to check here under the buyer's guide, I've been doing it for years, way before I became a member.
  22. ZachsMacDaddy macrumors 6502


    Dec 24, 2007
    Like we don't have to endure the whining when people feel that they are entitled to a subsidized iPhone price even though they haven't completed the contract period for their current phone? It's not all that different.

    Now we get to hear all the "wise ones" who point out how stupid we were for buying a rev A uMB. Some people will consider the 13" uMBP a rev B device, but in reality it is just another rev A of a new device. There will likely never be a rev B uMB. I don't consider this new 13" uMBP an upgraded Macbook. It's got enough changes (including a whole new name) to consider it a new model and not an upgrade. Upgrades are usually speed bumps and bigger drives, this is much more than that.

    I think it is a slap in the face to all of the uMB buyers that technically now have an obsolete version of the Macbook that only existed for about 8 months. That may be a long life in the Windows PC world, but it sure is a short lifespan for a product in the Apple world.

    That said, I still enjoy and appreciate my uMB. If I had waited 5 months I could have had a 13" uMBP with Firewire, SD, better screen and better battery life all for close to the same price. But for 5 months I have used and enjoyed my Macbook and I will do so tomorrow, the next 5 months and hopefully much longer.

    So in February I should have just expected that the model I was buying that had only been on the market for a few months would be eliminated by Apple and replaced with what they consider a "Pro" version?
  23. Sebbonny macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2008
    Like many others said, that's just the way it is! 2 weeks ago I bought a macbook pro (2.53 discounted), but the new updates don't bother me at all! I have a great machine, and only the most expensive MBP now has the same video card as mine has...

    This is technology, it goes further every day, so just enjoy what you have, and buy a new one when you want a new one ;-)
  24. neiltc13 macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    The main difference I can see that would affect you is that the new model includes a backlit keyboard, whereas yours does not.
  25. wbeasley macrumors 6502


    Nov 23, 2007
    dude, these people miraculously appear here to whinge. did they not know to come here and READ the chatter before then?

    there were more than enough leaks that should have put some doubt into people's minds before buying. for goodness sake, how long has the WWDC been announced? it's hardly like a Big Secret.

    Apple has every right to be secretive before releasing a product. It's their schedule.

    Anyone buying a 3G phone or new laptop from a store at full price after the event should have every right to feel duped. There are plenty of telecos in Australia still listing old deals today for 3G phones. Wonder how many suckers they sold to? You can bet those people are going to feel mighty pissed in a few weeks time.

    My whole point (which another poster followed up shortly afterwards) was about people appearing here, in a fair tech savvy room, yet seeming to have no idea that an upgrade could be on the cards. There can't be that many newbies. I'm tired of cotton wool treatment: we've bred a generation (or two) who seem to think they don't need to accept any responsibility for their own actions without someone compensating them if things don't go their way.

    The recent government cash handouts to stimulate the economy into recovery have lead to a general "show me the money" for every misstep some people make. Life is a journey and sometimes things go right and sometimes they go wrong. Without learning there are consequences for every choice, how else do people do better next time?

    Maybe it's the lack of iodine in people's diets or too many artificial colours/flavours but we seem to be dumbing down rapidly. The shallow end of the gene pool is getting mighty crowded!

    Dismounting from my "high horse" now...

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