Lion, Hardware updates

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  1. PaulCat1 macrumors newbie

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    Is there any word on whether or not Apple will do a hardware update when Lion is released?


    I ask because I'm still using my Powerbook G4 from 2005. It still has Tiger as its OS. Over the last year it has managed to speed down to a crawl and has forced me to become a very patient person while doing anything on my Mac.

    Thanks.
     
  2. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

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    very unlikely.... there aren't really any "upgrades" they can do until next year.

    There is only one processor that could be added as an "upgrade" option, and it's not likely to happen because it has a higher TDP (55W) than the current processors used (45W)

    Apple has not shown a history of upgrading other parts of the machine "mid-cycle" (GPU's, USB 3, etc.)

    There won't be any redesigns or updates until Ivy Bridge is available next year.
     
  3. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    Nope no upgrade for Lion. Also I've heard that Apple won't adopt Ivy Bridge when it launches. I wouldn't expect a MBP update until mid 2012.
     
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    what????
     
  6. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    I just checked and I guess I must have read it wrong. The article I read was talking about that Apple might skip Sandy Bridge for the MBA.
     

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