Likelihood of MacBook Pro refresh March 21?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by XboxMySocks, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Hey guys. Currently, my 2012 MacBook Pro is hanging on by a thread so I'm waiting for March 21 to see a MacBook Pro update and a ~$100 price drop on the old models. What do you guys think? I've heard some people say 'definitely' and some say 'not very likely'
     
  2. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Whether or not it happens on that date, it is due to happen soon. The current number of days since update is the longest since 2012. I'm also hoping for an update soon.
     
  3. XboxMySocks thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I know the MacBook Pro cycle is generally 4 solid years and we are coming up on that date now. WWDC doesn't usually receive machine updates does it?
     
  4. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    It used to more often that it does currently, but I don't see why it wouldn't be updated even before then.
     
  5. poematik13 macrumors 6502a

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    Not likely. March 21 seems like a iOS device (iPhone SE and new iPads) centric event. There is a higher chance of a new MBP at WWDC, where they do announce lots of hardware.

    Regardless, it seems that the userbase here has developed a phone-style mentality of yearly updates and the last year's model being worthless. The 2015 rMBP is a great machine and is way, way, more than what the computing needs of the average user are sans gaming.
     
  6. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Sorry disagree as the hardware is ageing, with a sustained price point, irrespective of need the current 15" rMBP does not represent good value for money. For many of us based outside the US discounted Mac`s are a nonexistent, sadly Apple is solely about money now, so I expect less rather than more for 2016.

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  7. poematik13 macrumors 6502a

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    average CPU speed and need for CPU speed has flatlined since 2012. Average usage patterns are web browsing, documents, and streaming which all are more than fine with the current hardware offerings. This is not the 1990's anymore where every incremental upgrade was a huge advancement. Again, get out of your phone mentality.

    That's not apple's fault that your country taxes the **** out of everything thats imported. Maybe organize and communicate with your local leaders to be more global trade friendly, which leads to new iProducts as cheap as the US.
     
  8. Spudlicious macrumors 6502

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    A business solely about money? Could be.
     
  9. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Some of us do more than Facebook on our systems, with the Mac progressing to be a very average machine. Once again Apple`s cultivation of the iSheep reigns.

    Discounted retail price and tax are separate factors, and Apple will have say in the former.

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