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btownguy

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i mean come on, it's kind of ridiculous that you can't get 1 Tb storage on any but the top of the line MBP's in all of Apple's lineup. I'm in desperate need for 2 new machines (one pro, one not) but both need 1 Tb minimum. The age of the MBP lineup is killing me. A regular MacBook would work for my wife but she needs local storage.
 
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jerryk

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To answer your question. I think there is very little chance the new rMBP will have a 2 TB drive.
With the advent of cheap cloud and external SSD storage the need to have 1 TB + drives is getting less and less.

Is an External SSD an option?
 
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JackieInCo

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Knowing Apple, they may start out at 500GB this time around and the top of the line will have the 1TB.

I would have bought the 1TB if Apple had offered it as stock in the top model in 2015. I don't use the cloud for storage and never will.
 

maflynn

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Given the high price Apple is charging for 1TB SSDs, and the desire to make these extremely thin (so no hard drives), I'd say no.
 

tubeexperience

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Knowing Apple, they may start out at 500GB this time around and the top of the line will have the 1TB.

I would have bought the 1TB if Apple had offered it as stock in the top model in 2015. I don't use the cloud for storage and never will.
Haha. Ya right.

This is Apple we are talking about. It will attempt to squeeze every penny out of you.
 

Totally Bored

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You can get 1TB SSD on a MBP from Apple. You just have to pay for it.

Am I missing something here ?
 

MareLuce

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You can always connect a TB drive with SSD in.

Clunky.

Between music, pictures, and work stuff, I need 2 TB also.

I don't want (pictures) or can't put (security guidelines) most of it in the cloud. In many hotels, streaming music from the cloud sounds like crap. Constant drop outs.

I don't want to have to rely upon an external drive, no matter how beautiful or small.
I want all my stuff in my laptop.
 

antonis

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Clunky.

Between music, pictures, and work stuff, I need 2 TB also.

I don't want (pictures) or can't put (security guidelines) most of it in the cloud. In many hotels, streaming music from the cloud sounds like crap. Constant drop outs.

I don't want to have to rely upon an external drive, no matter how beautiful or small.
I want all my stuff in my laptop.

I see where you're standing. I'm not a huge fan of external storages myself, but - at least - TB makes this as less painful as possible. I also have an MBP and since I need plenty of small VMs available I use an external TB SSD. It really works great. Of course, I'd trade it any day with a big internal SSD, but...oh well.
 
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