Macbook pro 2015 or will Apple refresh the Macbook this year?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gabo864, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. gabo864 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey everyone,

    I currently have a Macbook air 2013. I was thinking about upgrading to a Macbook pro 2015, but I have been reading that Apple is planning to refresh their MacBooks in June or July this year. Do you think this is gonna happen? Should I just wait or go ahead and purchase the Pro? Thanks.
     
  2. Queen6, Apr 9, 2016
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    Personally I would wait unless you have an urgent need, as there is a good chance this years update to the MacBook will be signifiant. Most speculation is on an announcement in June with a release shortly after.

    Q-6
     
  3. bgalakazam macrumors newbie

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    What do you do that a 2013 macbook, or for that matter, a 2008 core 2 due laptop cannot do?

    or you are just rich :D
     
  4. matt_on_a_mtn Suspended

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    There will most definitely be an update. Whether it's a full redesign or a somewhat silent update is yet to be seen. The lack of part leaks has me suspecting the latter, but I also wouldn't be totally surprised by a redesign.

    Weigh your needs and wants. If you need it now, go for it. Worst case scenario, just sell it down the road once you find a good deal on a potential new model that you like more.
     
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    I also have a MBA 2013 which I'll be handing over to my sweetheart once the MBP refresh happens in June/July.
    I've heard that there is a fair chance that the new MBP will have a mobile Xeon Skylake processor as an option.
     
  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    There is pretty much no chance at all the rMPS's will have mobile Xeon's. That is wishful thinking only there are very obvious chips that are slated for them in the skylake lineup and Xeon's aren't them.
     
  7. gabo864 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hey everyone,

    Thanks for all your replies. So Best Buy has the MacBook Pro 2015 $300 off. So the 256gb is $1200. Do you think it's worth buying now? Or should I wait for the new MacBook Pro that they may release in June? Also do you think the pro 2015 may drop in price even more after the new one comes out?
     
  8. archi_130w1 macrumors member

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    depends on your needs.... if you think you will be kicking yourself later because you missed out on another 50 to 100 dollar discount...... then maybe you do not need it as bad as you think. Is your current MBA suitable for your needs?
    There will always be something right around the corner (corner being a year + now lol).
    I am relatively in your same position... but I figure... the longer I wait the more I am able to save up for a closer to maxed out MBP.

    That said, the 2015 is no slouch compared to what you will be coming from... even though the 256GB ssd speeds are not as great as the 512....

    Long story short, the answer is relative and no body knooooows.... but we continue to tentatively wait...

    oh and Happy Shopping :)
     
  9. kiwipeso1 Suspended

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    Usually when they reduce the price that much, a new model is due out very soon.

    I'm personally waiting for a maxed out MBP rumoured for release in time for my 40th in July.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 27, 2016 ---

    That is true, SSD's do have better speed in the larger capacities due to various efficiencies in the larger chips.
    If I recall correctly, this is due to the cache working in favour of 512 and 1TB (/1TB+) drives.
     

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