MacBook Pro 13" Refresh?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jaaf, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. jaaf macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2015

    I have just sold both my 15" rMBP and my 12" rMB. I tried a surface pro 4 but couldn't get on with it so I'm going to buy a 13" Pro and an iPad Pro.

    I was wondering what the expected timeframe is for a 13" MBP refresh? I know it usually happens around March but I wanted to check. I feel I can do without a Mac for a couple of months but probably not much longer.

    Any thoughts?
  2. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    Whenever Intel gets around to releasing Skylake processors that Apple can use in the 13" rMBP. I'm guessing sometime between February and June.

    To be honest, the current rMBP is very fast and you can pick up a refurb for a decent discount.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    March is just around the corner at this point ;)

    I have no idea what the timing is for Intel to release the chipsets - Apple is in a holding pattern thanks to them.
  4. tim1000 macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2014
    I am interested in why you sold your 15 mbp and 12 rmb. The 13 rmb is a compromise not as thin and light as the retina macbook but with a smaller screen than the 15. Are you trying to consolidate to 1 laptop?
    --- Post Merged, Jan 6, 2016 ---
    I am interested in why you sold your 15 mbp and 12 rmb. The 13 rmb is a compromise between the 2 sizes are you trying to consolidate to one laptop?
  5. jaaf thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2015
    It's not so much about speed. The current MBP is enough for me. I'm worried I'll miss out on improved battery life, a new design or some other change. Either way, it would suck to buy something and then have a new one come out a few weeks later, especially as I'll be on holiday for a couple of weeks and then coming back and not needing a computer for another month or so. The wait doesn't really hurt me. Past March and I'll start to feel it though.

    I bought the MBP a couple of years ago for a company I started. I had it fully maxed out and it was great for what I was doing. Then, this year I went back to school and wanted something light. Now I'm done with school, it feels silly to have two devices, when neither is really perfect for me. I sold both and bought a SP4 as I figured I could use it as a laptop and then have a tablet to browse the web on around the house. Unfortunately I felt the SP4 was compromised in both use cases so I decided to go with a 13" MBP as it's the nice middle ground in the Mac line up and the iPad Pro for my tablet needs. I then have an Air 2 I bought at launch I can use on the train.

    Seems like the best of both worlds and all for about the same price I sold the two macs for.

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