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Aditya_S

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I need a MBP for Xcode and I was going to wait for the 2016 model, but it seems that it will only have USB C and no USB A, HDMI, SD card slot, or MagSafe, and will release in Q4. Since this will probably happen, is it okay to instead buy the 2015 model now, since it has Broadwell, and isn't much of a difference from Skylake? Or is the 2015 already outdated?
 

jerryk

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Nov 3, 2011
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Do you have a 13 inch MBP now? I have an older non-retina unit (i5, 480 GB SSD, 16 GB memory) and find the lack of screen real estate an issue when I do Xcode (or other multi window IDEs).

As far as the CPU goes, if it is another dual core unit, the Skylake processor will only be marginally faster and will likely not effect your development.

I am waiting for WWDC on 6/13 to make decision.
 

cdames00

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Mar 19, 2012
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I just got a deal on a new 2015 rMBP. For me it came down to ports and price; especially as I wouldn't be able to use the SD slot to expand my memory. Processor wise it's more of an incremental update, nothing earth shattering.
 

Samuelsan2001

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Oct 24, 2013
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Yes it's still the best small light laptop you can buy in my opinion.

However they should be updated within the next few months so why not wait and see how much better they get.
 

AFEPPL

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Sep 30, 2014
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If you buy one and the update is something you really want, well we are only around a week from WWDC and the "potential" announcement, so you would still be able to return it within the 14days.
 

matt2053

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In my opinion it's the best all-around computer you can buy right now. Maybe when 2016 comes out it will drop to 2nd best :)
 

SeenJeen

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Xcode runs happily on my old 2009 Mac Mini. You're fine. There's nothing "outdated" about the 2015 rMBP.
 

Aditya_S

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Xcode runs happily on my old 2009 Mac Mini. You're fine. There's nothing "outdated" about the 2015 rMBP.
Since your 2009 Mac Mini works with Xcode, is it worth it for me to upgrade my CPU?
 

Samuelsan2001

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Since your 2009 Mac Mini works with Xcode, is it worth it for me to upgrade my CPU?

No CPU upgrades on the 13 inch rMBP are fairly pointless they are all dual core cpus with hyperthreading so unless you max the CPU out a lot in your daily use it will make little to no difference.
 

Aditya_S

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No CPU upgrades on the 13 inch rMBP are fairly pointless they are all dual core cpus with hyperthreading so unless you max the CPU out a lot in your daily use it will make little to no difference.
Okay, I think I will wait until WWDC, and if they don't update the 13" MBP then, I'll get the current one.
 
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