MacBook Pro Upgrade At Photokina?

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MacShrine believes that Apple will update the MacBook Pro to use Core 2 Duo "Merom" processors at Photokina (in addition to the anticipated Aperture 1.2 update). According to the site, Apple will employ the 2.33 and 2.16 GHz variants of the chip, however there is no mention of any other updates (enclosure, etc). The MacBook Pro was last updated in April 2006 with the introduction of the 17" model.

At this time, MacBook updates are not expected despite consistent worldwide shortages, which was anticipated in Apple's most recent financial conference call.

Apple will be hosting a special event on September 25th (just before the beginning of photokina, which begins on the 26th).
 

suneohair

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Sounds good. Hope it happens for those waiting for it.

I also hope the design is revamped i.e. magnetic latch etc.

Maybe an ACD update to boot?
 

erikh

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Reliable rumor?

So, how is MacShrine perceived in the rumor community? Do they have a sufficiently good track record for us to say, "this is it - the Merom MBP is finally coming", or is this likely to be just another rehash of all the Core2Duo MBP hype/frustration going around?
 

ctachme

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suneohair said:
Sounds good. Hope it happens for those waiting for it.

I also hope the design is revamped i.e. magnetic latch etc.

Maybe an ACD update to boot?
Yeah, i'd be sad if they just dropped a new processor in there. I'd want a new video card at the very least, and maybe DL burners in the 15" would be nice.
 

kainjow

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Woot hopefully price drops too :) I'm wanting to upgrade my MacBook and get some more power in here (and get a real GPU, not some crappy Intel fake).
 

amac4me

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It's very logical that updated MacBook Pro's will be announced. The current MacBook Pro's are referred to by Apple as "Early 2006".
 

jericho878

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Prediction

2.16 and 2.33 Merom options
Magnetic latch
MacBook style keyboard
New video card (Nvidia?)
160GB hard drive option

IMO, these are the least that Apple can do to keep up with other high performance notebooks in the market. I think new MBP's will arrive one the same day as Photokina although they may not be highlighted at the event.
 

Am3822

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It would be a nice thing to have a rumor-source rating system of some sort -- as a newb, I couldn't really judge from the search results whether MacShrine should be taken seriously or not.

As for the MBP -- I'll believe it when I'll see it.
 

meanmusic

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jericho878 said:
2.16 and 2.33 Merom options
Magnetic latch
MacBook style keyboard
New video card (Nvidia?)
160GB hard drive option

IMO, these are the least that Apple can do to keep up with other high performance notebooks in the market. I think new MBP's will arrive one the same day as Photokina although they may not be highlighted at the event.
Please don't mess with the keyboard. The Macbook keyboard wouldn't suit the Macbook Pro.
 

aog

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I hope the 2.33GHz processor comes standard in the 17" since it´s the highest-end model...:D
 

ergle2

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meanmusic said:
Please don't mess with the keyboard. The Macbook keyboard wouldn't suit the Macbook Pro.
Indeed. I don't like the MacBook keyboard at all.

I'd be happy if it was the same enclosure with a Merom CPU and an upgraded GPU - ATI X1800 or nVidia 7700 would be nice.

A longer-life battery would be nice but I can't see it happening due to weight.

I really don't understand the obsession with the magnetic latch.
 

BenRoethig

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meanmusic said:
Please don't mess with the keyboard. The Macbook keyboard wouldn't suit the Macbook Pro.
The Macbook keyboard doesn't fit the macbook. I'm sure people with large hands love it, but those of us with smaller hands really have to reach.
 

coal

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I just cannot imagine that they would hold an event (of any magnitude) centered on the replacement of one processor for another with no other mentionable updates.

The iMac was held until the Showtime event and that was a very important announcement.

Although, I can't tell if I'm mistaking my own hopes for a major update for logical reasoning.
 

extraextra

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meanmusic said:
Please don't mess with the keyboard. The Macbook keyboard wouldn't suit the Macbook Pro.
Agreed. It's a nice keyboard, but the Macbook keyboard wouldn't look nice in the MBP at all.

I'm thinking it's just going to be a processor upgrade. Maybe larger HD capacities and a magnetic latch if we're lucky.
 

Ompaa

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hm I guess one thing is interesting:
as http://www.macshrine.com/2006/09/15/merom-macbook-pro-at-photokina/ says
There are rumors of a 1.83GHz powered 12″ model
at the same time Brenthaven offers "Pro 12/15" bags -> http://www.brenthaven.com/catalog-apple-pro-12-15.html

So does Brenthaven know more?
Will there be an overall update on design including a 12'' model ?(!)

(well of course that's just a fake argument since I guess they had the cases already for smaller powerbooks (?))

Anyway speculating is funny :D
 

HecubusPro

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suneohair said:
Sounds good. Hope it happens for those waiting for it.
Yeah, so we can all shut up and be happy. :)

In the last couple of weeks I was predicting Photokina, but I had changed my mind yesterday, thinking of the new iMacs as precedent--release the iMac, follow with an event the next week. Release the Macbook Pro C2D (Tuesday the 19th), follow with an event the next week (Monday the 25th.) I still kind of stand behind this, but I'll be happy either way, though I would be happier if they released them on the 19th.

Though the Macshrine site lists Photokina as happening on September 14--yesterday. :confused:

MacShrine said:
The Photokina event on September 14th
 
What about the Heat?

The MBP already feels like its about to literally melt on my desk now, and that's with the 31W Core Duo.

What's gonna happen when they drop in a 34W C2D? That's 9.6% more wattage, means more heat.

I really think the MBPand MB are under-engineered to remove the heat from the Core Duo. I hope they re-engineer the cooling before releasing the MBP C2D. IMHO, Apple has a black eye over the heat issues with their notebooks.
 

danielbriggs

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Jun 13, 2006
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FINALLY!!

The more people that are reporting rumors, them more "true" they can become!

I too like the keyboard and like the backlight. Am I correct in thinking that the MacBook DOES NOT have a backlight keyboard? I'm not that fuss on those style keys!


Dan :)
 

danielbriggs

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kresh said:
The MBP already feels like its about to literally melt on my desk now, and that's with the 31W Core Duo.
I think they should stick an old "Prescot" chip in and do a live webcast of a macbook pro liquidate itself!

:D Cool!

Liquid laptops! Literally! :p
 
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