Macbook Pro has already been updated.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bubblegum80, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. bubblegum80 macrumors member

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    It was given another CPU option when the Macbooks received a minor update.

    Releasing an update just after adding another CPU option doesn't seem right.

    Furthermore there are no real updates that can be done right now, not for awhile (2-3 months)
     
  2. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    The trouble is... has it truly been updated?

    It is like saying that just because the Mac Pro has received the Octo-Core option means the entire line has been updated.
     
  3. a456 macrumors 6502a

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    This is philosophically deep.
     
  4. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

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    When I spoke to an Apple sales member via the online store chat, he did inform me that the MacBook Pro CPU extra is considered an "update".

    The thing is, if I wait until January, I may as well wait until a complete redesign/proper update.
     
  5. nikiski macrumors regular

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    To me, when the Model Identifier in System Profiler changes for the update I call it a "real update".

    That's how Apple distinguish different models too.

    The 2.6GHz MacBook Pros are still called "MacBook Pro 15"/17" (Mid-2007)" AFAIK.
     
  6. reflex macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with the OP.

    Or looking at it the other way: if they were going to release an updated line this month, why would they have added the 2.6GHz option when they updated the Macbooks instead of waiting a couple of weeks?
     
  7. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    to keep them further from the macbooks
     
  8. jnc macrumors 68020

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    The 2.6 option was just to placate MBP purchasers over the holidays. As a $250 extra, it's not a product update at all, just an optional tweak to a 6 month old offering.
     
  9. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    :confused:

    So is this thread asking for speculation about future updates, what we think the mbps will see at MacWorld, or...what exactly?
     
  10. neversleepalone macrumors newbie

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    wait, what was the other update, or is this referring to the 2.6 option?

    i hope steve jobs reads stupid mac geek forums like this so he sees how high the demand on new MBP's are.
     
  11. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    The only other update to the macbook pros was back in June when the 15.4" got LED backlighting and SR chips. Otherwise, the current macbook pros remain unchanged since then except for the 2.6 option.
     
  12. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    I guess it's as much an update as it's a "no updates until after Christmas" hint. What would have been raging in the mac community if the macbooks and macbooks had identically CPUs? Whine and annoyance but Apple kind of discourages that with the new moron-option to 2.6 GhZ.
    I am just blurting stuff out, hell, as early as two weeks ago I was certain there would be no macbook updates until January and look what happened :rolleyes:
     
  13. Smurfed macrumors regular

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    Not really an update, since theyre all BTO options

    If you walked into an apple store, they'd still be selling the same models that we're available in July. No 2.6ghz/200+gb hdd
     
  14. djellison macrumors 68020

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    If adding a new option is an update - then Apple users must have the lowest expectations in the world.

    I put a new HDD in my MacBook. Is it now a new product? No. It's just got an upgrade. Upgrade != Updated product.

    They dropped the 2.6 in to allow people to stuff the MBP further ahead of the MB if they want to.

    A significant update should happen in January. I have an MB and I'm waiting till Jan to buy an MBP. The MBP as it stands now is not good value, even for a Mac product.

    DOug
     
  15. gutb macrumors newbie

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    Graphic Card got upgraded as well, that's a big change.
     
  16. zioxide macrumors 603

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    did the SKU's change?

    nope, so it's not an update.
     
  17. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    In the mbps? No they didnt.
     
  18. nikiski macrumors regular

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    I think he meant the update in June...? ;)

    From X1600m to 8600mGT.
     
  19. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Ahh, yes. That would be correct. :eek:

    I thought he meant this past update. :eek:
     
  20. amac4me macrumors 65816

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    Models numbers changed for 15-inch.

    November Models - Late 2007
    15.4-inch: 2.2GHz (MA895LL/A)
    15.4-inch: 2.4GHz (MA896LL/A)

    17-inch: 2.4GHz (MA897LL/A)

    June Models - Mid 2007
    15.4-inch: 2.2GHz (MA895LL)
    15.4-inch: 2.4GHz (MA896LL)
    17-inch: 2.4GHz (MA897LL/A)
     
  21. jnc macrumors 68020

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    I'll guess right away that the /A suffix is just to indicate there are further system configurations available. Note that the 17 inch has had the /A suffix since the HD screen option has been available.
     
  22. djellison macrumors 68020

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    The June update was an update. It then sets us up for a Macworld update.

    The addition of a new CPU option was not an update.

    Doug
     
  23. BiikeMike macrumors 65816

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    Even if he does, do you think it would really matter? This board represents a few thousand niche users. Their market is the general, stupid, public. They don't know the difference!
     
  24. jameskohn macrumors 6502

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    and if they do get Penryn in January...

    If MBP's do get Penryn in January, what would be the impact of that change for the average user?
     
  25. djellison macrumors 68020

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    A performance increase, and a battery life increase.

    Doug
     

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