Macbook Pro March 9 Rumours

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  1. Noitcere macrumors newbie

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    From a post made today in the Apple subreddit:

    I ordered my Macbook Pro from the Apple store yesterday, which gives me more than enough time to return it if Apple does end up announcing a new one on the 9th, but I won't be cancelling my order just because of a rumour.

    Should we take this seriously?
     
  2. ApoorvPrem macrumors regular

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    I doubt it. MBA - Definitely. rMBPs - Not so much.
     
  3. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    Possibly.

    A minor Broadwell-based rMBP refresh. I don't expect any graphics card change, or if there is, minimal change.

    They need to release something (even if it's not substantial) to appease people, while the big update is late 2015/early 2016: the Skylake release, with a redesigned MBP.
     
  4. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    mba and rmbp 13" broadwell chips have been released. rmbp 15" chips have not been released yet. iMacs chips are also missing. So, some lines can't be updated yet, unless apple has access to chips that haven't been released yet (very unlikely).
     
  5. nirvanemesis macrumors member

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    If you bought a 13", there might be a chance, but Apple usually updates the whole Pro line all at once so it's unlikely given that quad core Broadwell is still set for a summer release
     
  6. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    Well you're covered for a return so not much to worry about. Like others have said, more likely they update the entire pro line at once but we never really know.
     
  7. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    If you need a Mac then keep it. If it can wait then wait. It's really not that big of a deal.
     
  8. Woochoo macrumors 6502

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    Intel's roadmap is to release the processors used in the MBP's in summer. If any gets an update it will be the Air with a Core M, otherwise I doubt we see any refresh this month
     
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  12. ApoorvPrem macrumors regular

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    Oh cmon now.

    Enough with the waiting now! Just release the damn things already. :mad:
     
  13. Artimus12 macrumors 6502

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    Au Contraire!

    If I'd bought a brand new rMBP for $2000+ and they released an updated\refreshed one the week after my return option expired, I'd be livid - as, I imagine, most people would be. This is a 3-5 year investment for the majority, and the last thing you'd want is for it to become obsolete instantly. :cool:
     
  14. Cicatrix macrumors 6502

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    It IS a big deal.
     
  15. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    It's a computer... I don't really think there will be any revolutionary features announced.
     
  16. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    I'm really excited. I hope they come out with some new notebook. I don't care which one. My guess is Air. That thing is so old lol. It is in dire need of a refresh.
     
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    Obsolete? Do you mean that all previous Macs quit working? No wonder 96% of computer users buy Windows PCs!! :)

    And to think I just paid $2500 to move from a Windows PC to a new MacBook Pro!

    Tom
     
  18. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Whilst I see where you're coming from as I've been there myself I think saying that it would become obsolete is an over the top statement as certainly would not be the case. It just wouldn't be as up to date of as powerful as the new models.
     
  19. chad.petree macrumors 6502

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    It makes sense that the air would be updated with a core m but still, its kind of a shame, I'm under the impression that core m is only good for chromebooks and tablets :confused:, and it's a seriously underpowered chip , am I exaggerating?
     
  20. exizeo macrumors regular

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    Let's see. Lenovo's Yoga 3 Pro with the Core M had issues while playing 1080p video, and had **** battery life, so I don't know.

    Knowing Apple though, it's more likely that Broadwell-U low-power goes into the Air (i5 and i7 with the HD5500).
     
  21. chad.petree macrumors 6502

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    But if apple goes with broadwell u for the air, why would the 13" macbook pro retina even exist? The air would have similar performance, similar price and a considerably more compact body, how would the user be able to difference between them?
     
  22. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Ha, even then the Air and 13" rMBP wouldn't even be close in competing.
     
  23. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    The current rMBPs and MBAs both use Haswell-U, so there's every reason to believe both will use Broadwell-U again.

    The Airs use the 15W Haswell-U and the rMBPs use 28W Haswell-U SKUs. The performance gap between the 15W and 28W SKUs can be quite substantial.
     
  24. Artimus12 macrumors 6502

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    Oxford English Dictionary

    I think that's an accurate description in the circumstances. :cool:

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    No! See my above post.
     
  25. Woochoo macrumors 6502

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    It can, but it really isn't that much between the Airs and 13" MBPs. Take a look of some benchmarks, you won't find any huge difference (and benchmarks tend to show more gap than you'll ever find in a real usage). The main difference is the GPU (one has HD 6000, other Iris 6100), related to the CPU they have same nº of cores, similar max. clock frecuency, similar cache sizes... So almost anything handled by the 13" MBP's can be handled by the Airs. The huge difference is within 13"'s and 15"'s.
     

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