MacBook naming scheme


macrumors 68020
Original poster
Apr 7, 2014
Buffalo, NY
Does anybody else think MacBooks should have a number? It can get kind of confusing when you're simply referring to a MacBook (or any Apple computer) by when it's made. I think that it is kind of un Apple like. I think it would be a lot simpler to give the computers a version number. Like the iPhone and the 4, 5, 6 etc.
I think it would make much more sense to be able to distinguish the models by something other than the year.
Referring to something like the iphone as "iPhone (late 2014)" just seems silly to me, so why do it with computers?

Does anybody else agree with this?


macrumors 6502a
Jun 28, 2007
New Jersey
I disagree. iPhones come out every year. The first rMBP is exactly the same form factor as the one you could purchase in 2015. Internals are even more or less the same. With the iPhone, they get new processors every year and make amazing benchmarks compared to their predecessors.

Apple moved to SSD as a standard that made up for a lot of the bottlenecks we had with HDDs.