MBP/MB "Betting Pool"

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by savvos, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. savvos macrumors regular

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    Okay, this is a thread not for asking others when they think Apple is going to release they're new notebooks (there are already more than enough of those), but rather it is a thread for stating when you think it will happen. The winner can give themselves a smiley.

    I predict that the new MBPs will be released (Wed.) Sept. 3 (that Monday is Labor Day in the US and on weeks where Monday is an American holiday Apple tends to make announcements on Wednesday instead of Tuesday.)

    My prediction for the MBs is Oct. 20.

    Everyone else, feel free to flaunt your large ego with predictions as baseless as mine ;)
     
  2. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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  3. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    9/23 seems like a good date...

    however, seeing as the BTS promo ends on the 15th, maybe theyll announce the next day, who knows?
     
  4. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    9/9 My birthday and it's a Tuesday

    What do we win??
     
  5. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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  6. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    Macbook Pro updates will be announced the first week of October. Probably on the first Tuesday (10/7). Just in time to ramp up for the holiday season!

    As for the Macbook... I don't really care.
     
  7. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    I estimate MacBook updates to be Tuesday 26th August. Why? Just in time for school AND the UK store has "2 business days" on the current macbooks. Usually they say 24 hours and if they're low in stock they say "1-2 days" or "1-3 days". Why have they included "business" this time?

    2 business days from today is Tuesday/Wednesday :)
     
  8. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    Has to be September. Wasn't there that rumor of a memo from Apple to retailers saying they should buy just enough merchandise to get them through August??
     
  9. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    It mean nothing in regards to when the Macbook update is coming out. It's just a way to say that the time period is Monday through Friday when business' are normally open. That means no weekends.

    By the way... it's extremely doubtful that the Macbooks will be updated before the school promotion ends on the 15th. They could introduce a new machine that isn't part of the promotion... but I doubt they will to that either.
     
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  11. bartzilla macrumors 6502a

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    To stop idiots from complaining that the postman didn't deliver their stuff on bank holiday Monday?
     
  12. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    September 30 if they aren't updated at the iPod event or the week before. A number of Apple products have been updated at the end of a month.

    I can see the MacBooks and MacBook Pros updated the week before the event, and the MacBook Air updated at the end of September. I can also see the reverse happening.
     
  13. jhamerphoto macrumors regular

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    Popular consensus in the MBP forums seem to be September 16th for the 3 upcoming updates: Macbook, Macbook Pro and iPod. It's a tuesday, and it's the day after the back to school promo ends. Also because retailers were informed that there would be limited supplies of MBs, MBPs and iPods through August, one must assume that they would hit stores in early to mid september.
     
  14. jTreu macrumors 6502

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    I'm gonna say 9/9 we get new MB's, MBP's, iPod nano's and touchs.
     
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  16. rolex54 macrumors 6502

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    9/25 is my birthday, so I really hope they come out before then:D
     
  17. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    I'll say Sept 30, at the earliest. This will be just past two weeks from the end of the school promo. This will help eliminate people bitching about new ones being available and wanting to exchange.
     
  18. DJAznSensation macrumors member

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    1 Billion Internet Dollars that the new line is announced 9/23 but then available/released on 9/30
    :apple: DJ Asian Sensation
     
  19. savvos thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought the last time new Macs came out during the back-to-school promotion, they were part of it, but when new iPods came out the iPods weren't (because the promotion lists specific model numbers for which iPods you can get.) Am I wrong?
     
  20. MusicallySilent macrumors member

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    9/2 would be nice in time for my b-day. My guess is 9th though. Maybe 16th though I lean to 9th
     
  21. mayanka89 macrumors regular

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    September 9th :) Hopefully, this will be the day, so we can gauge is the new stuff is worth the extra dough, or if the Student iPod promo is the better buy.
     
  22. sam10685 macrumors 68000

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    I'm flying to the east coast on 9/10. That should be fun.
     
  23. mattniles007 macrumors 6502

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    Seems logical to me
     
  24. SMkdesigns macrumors regular

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    i am going to go with September 9th hopefully. i need the update to be soon before a cant take it anymore and buy a macbook pro or macbook
     

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