mbp product updates.. is there a cycle for external updates aswell as internal?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sab150, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. sab150 macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2009
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    For updates in general, have a look here:

    But Apple has no known cycle when to update the exterior shell of their products, as the MacPro for example is the same shell as the older PowerMac G5.
    And the MacBook Pros before the Unibody ones shared the shell with the PowerBooks from more than five years ago.

    So the current Unibody will stay with us for some time into the next decade at least (2011 - 2020).
  3. sab150 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2009
    oh dear! not what iw as wanting to hear..

    i bought mbp pro around 2months ago and looking to update in just over a couple of years when hopefully the machines will come with..

    *OLED screen
    *SSD drive
    *intel 22nm chips
    *newer battery technology
    *new case design changes

    whats the chances of any of these happening in the next 2 and a half years?!
  4. psingh01 macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2004
    In the last 8-9 years there have been ~3ish PowerBook/MacBook Pro cases.

    The Titanium PowerBook case. The Aluminum PowerBook/MacBook Pro case. Now the current Aluminum MacBook Pro case.
  5. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    -OLEDs currently don't have the same level of brightness and lifespan as LED LCD displays (here).
    -SSDs are currently around 9-10x more expensive per GB than HDDs. They will become stock items when the price drops.
    -Apple will use Intels latest chipsets when they become available.
    -Apple are already using the most current battery technology economically feasible. To use any more advanced battery technology would greatly increase the cost of the computer.
    -What case design changes do you think are necessary? Apple kept the aluminium design from 2003-2008, so i wouldn't be surprised to see the current Unibody design stay until around 2013.
  6. sab150 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2009
    hi thanks for the input, but i am talking 2-3years time.. hoping this sort of tech will be standard on the macbook pros!

    wondered if anyone else had opinions on this

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