MacBook Update in October

NextTuesday

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Hey hey guys and girls of MacRumors.

I had to send my PowerBook in to an Apple Service Center in Cork (neighbouring county btw, no Apple places in Kerry :( ) I was talking to the Woman about getting a MacBook rather than paying 800+ euro for a repair, she told me that they have a few more in stock but they won't be ordering because there are newer models coming in October :D

I know (from reading the forums for a few months before joining) that some people might not believe this rumour and thats OK. Just wanted to get the Rumour out there.
 

NATO

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Interesting info, but I would doubt that's true, very very few people in Apple are aware when new models are approaching, hell most of the call centre reps were unaware of new products even after they've been announched, it usually takes a day or so. Plus Apple are notoriously secretive regarding new products and release dates, so even if someone did know, they're probably under a NDA preventing them from divulging such information
 

manosaurus

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NextTuesday said:
Hey hey guys and girls of MacRumors.

I had to send my PowerBook in to an Apple Service Center in Cork (neighbouring county btw, no Apple places in Kerry :( ) I was talking to the Woman about getting a MacBook rather than paying 800+ euro for a repair, she told me that they have a few more in stock but they won't be ordering because there are newer models coming in October :D

I know (from reading the forums for a few months before joining) that some people might not believe this rumour and thats OK. Just wanted to get the Rumour out there.

Not that it sounds totally unbelievable but WHY would the rep. bother to tell you that in the first place? If the store had, " a few more in stock" then why wouldn't they sell you one. That is what doesn't make sense to me.
 

~Shard~

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For the one-thousandth time, Apple Store employees know nothing about future product releases. Apple keeps them in the dark. As a result, her comment is absolutely meaningless and no stock should e put into it. :cool:
 

matttrick

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she probably talks about things with her coworkers, and since that is a rumor going around i could see why she would say that.
 

daveL

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Low stock and no new supply coming, for someone who works at the merchant, is pretty much a commonsense clue that a new model is coming. The only other explanation would be a parts shortage or some sort, which I think can be ruled out given the length of time the MacBook has been in production.

Just my take.
 

NextTuesday

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~Shard~ said:
For the one-thousandth time, Apple Store eomployees know nothing about future product releases. Apple keeps them in the dark. As a result, her comment is absolutely meaningless and no stock should e put into it. :cool:
I've got an iMac coming next week, so I'm going to hold out on the MacBook 'till October, just to be sure... Or how completely positive are you that an Apple Service Center/Reseller wouldn't know about updates?
 

~Shard~

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NextTuesday said:
I've got an iMac coming next week, so I'm going to hold out on the MacBook 'till October, just to be sure... Or how completely positive are you that an Apple Service Center/Reseller wouldn't know about updates?
If there are no updates until October, then it would be purely by coincidence. For the thousand-and-first time, they don't know. This has been discussed many times over, to death I might add, on these Forums so I'm pretty confident. Read through old threads on the same topic if you want more proof.
 

atomize22

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There could be some substance to this. I just ordered a Macbook. I was assuming that only the MBP was getting Merom so I wasn't going to wait around until the free iPod offer for students expired.

Anyway I ordered the standard base-model Macbook (no upgrades) and other things like a mouse, case, DVI adapter, iPod nano directly from the Apple store. Everything is shipping tomorrow except the Macbook which has an estimated ship date of Sept 25, the day after their Apple's special event. Thats an 11 day delay, much longer than their quoted 5-7 day ship times... and I didn't even order any customizations so they should have one sitting on the shelf and ready to go.
 

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~Shard~ said:
For the one-thousandth time, Apple Store employees know nothing about future product releases. Apple keeps them in the dark. As a result, her comment is absolutely meaningless and no stock should e put into it. :cool:
However, it's an Apple Service Centre, not an Apple Store. :D
 

ChickenSwartz

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atomize22 said:
I didn't even order any customizations so they should have one sitting on the shelf and ready to go.

Plenty of people have been getting these kind of delays in MB. Back to school season has put a crunch on supply. Take a look around the forum, many, many, people expereinceing the same thing, some get their MB before the esitmated day.
 

carfac

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Still, if they keep a new, smaller nano secret, do you REALLY think they'd be loose with the facts at a service center? You do NOT keep secrets the way Apple does like that...
 

JMies419

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ChickenSwartz said:
Plenty of people have been getting these kind of delays in MB. Back to school season has put a crunch on supply. Take a look around the forum, many, many, people expereinceing the same thing, some get their MB before the esitmated day.
If it is a back to school crunch issue than why are macbooks readily avaiable at apple stores but still have such a long wait from the apple website? This does not make much sense to me.
 

macaddicted

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atomize22 said:
There could be some substance to this. I just ordered a Macbook. I was assuming that only the MBP was getting Merom so I wasn't going to wait around until the free iPod offer for students expired.

Anyway I ordered the standard base-model Macbook (no upgrades) and other things like a mouse, case, DVI adapter, iPod nano directly from the Apple store. Everything is shipping tomorrow except the Macbook which has an estimated ship date of Sept 25, the day after their Apple's special event. Thats an 11 day delay, much longer than their quoted 5-7 day ship times... and I didn't even order any customizations so they should have one sitting on the shelf and ready to go.
If it's like most other businesses on the web those are business days, not calendar days. If you ordered it today and it had a 7 business day wait that means that you have to wait through two weekends, or four calendar days, for eleven calendar days total.
 

sierra oscar

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dukebound85 said:
whenever newbies tend to make posts about these things ,I tend to disregard them
That's perhaps not very charitable - 'Next Tuesday' posted in good faith - whereas most of us would take it with a grain of salt - there is no harm in posting it, nor it is a given that it's not based on some sort of 'fact'. Whilst this salesperson (like all of them) may not be on the 'need to know' Apple list - who is say where they got this info from?

Again, this rumour is highly unlikely, if this salesperson is indeed (unofficially through other channels) 'in the know' - they would hardly be able to share it.

But I feel everyone's opinion is valid - mac newbie or old'bie alike
 

generik

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dukebound85 said:
whenever newbies tend to make posts about these things ,I tend to disregard them
Wiser words have never been spoken by a "regular".

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~Shard~

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dukebound85 said:
whenever newbies tend to make posts about these things ,I tend to disregard them
Whenever regulars tend to make posts about these things, I tend to disregard them. :p :cool:

Seriously, can't we all just get along? ;) We were all newbies at some point...

Oh, and for what it's worth, I have you all beat when it comes to rank... :p :cool:
 

GFLPraxis

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Yesterday the guy at my university's store told me that the MacBooks had just in the last day or two stopped coming in and Apple was estimating a good two weeks before they get new ones.

Regardless, I'm going to order my MacBook tonight, before the iPod deal ends on the 16th. If I get lucky maybe they'll ship me an upgraded model in two weeks, otherwise there's the 14 day money back period if they release a new model right after I get it...and if the MacBook update comes in October, oh well, I need it for school on the 20th, I'll be okay.
 

dukebound85

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~Shard~ said:
Whenever regulars tend to make posts about these things, I tend to disregard them. :p :cool:

Seriously, can't we all just get along? ;) We were all newbies at some point...

Oh, and for what it's worth, I have you all beat when it comes to rank... :p :cool:
Haha I'll give you that one.

Ok it's not as bad as he isn't like just a 1 time post newbie talking about new macbooks or anything. When it's like that, it will annoy me almost as much as the spammers lol
 

j26

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Just a note on the Irish psyche.

Irish people can be quite loose lipped, secrets slip out quite easily (unless it's about your own money - then our lips are sealed tight as a fishes arse)


I believe the OP.