MBP Upgrade WWDC OR SOONER

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  1. mongoose8p macrumors regular

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  2. verticalforce macrumors member

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    I think it will be at WWDC.

    Sorry to hijack this thread but I'm looking to buy my first mac and I'm wondering if i buy MBP before Leopard is release, do I get the option of keeping all of my old programs like parallel and Office in Tiger or will it force me to start afresh?

    How easy would it be to upgrade from tiger to leopard cos I think it's silly to wait till Oct just so that leopard comes pre-loaded with the system.

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  3. thegrandmaster macrumors regular

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    There is absolutely no obligation to update to Leopard, you can stick with Tiger as long as you want. As more new apps are released/updated you might get limited functionality (like the iLife apps do with 10.3) or some software might require Leopard and won't run on tiger at all.
     
  4. lil' brudder macrumors 6502

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    Well, if you buy the leopard upgrade, you will have the choice of a fresh install which would wipe your computer clean, or you can just upgrade your OS leaving all files, folders and programs in tact.

    And about those iMacs, don't they sell macs at WWDC? not to be pessemistic or anything but just because they are unloading iMacs it doesnt necessarily mean anything significant. (Although I hope so!)
     
  5. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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    Just buy a MBP then when leopard comes out. buy it. its comeing out on october or later.
     
  6. mongoose8p thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm trying to decide if I should buy my Macbook Pro now or not because I really need it by next week. I think I will buy it next Wedneday therfore if the new MBP comes out at WWDC I can exchange mine during the 14 day period.. what do you guys think
     
  7. richard4339 macrumors 6502a

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    If you need it, buy it. Just remember, if you open the box, you've got to pay a 10% restocking fee, period.

    And if you buy it online from the Apple Store and get any bto options (extra ram, etc), it's not returnable period.
     
  8. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

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    Do not, I repeat, DO NOT hijack threads. :mad:
     
  9. verticalforce macrumors member

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    Better than creating a topic for such trivial matter.

    Apologies to the original thread starter if that offends you. None for you, of course.
     
  10. warfa macrumors regular

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    if your not in a hurry, just wait for 3 more weeks till wwdc.
    i'm sure :apple: wont disappoint you:)
     
  11. JaredWickerham macrumors member

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    so WWDC is in 3 weeks?
    and some people think the new MBP might be released when? tuesday?

    i'm going to be getting a 2.33GHz MBP soon but I need it by July, so should I wait for the new ones to come out? Will they be higher in price or will they just take over for the ones they have on the site right now?

    thanks!

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    WWDC is on June 11th :)
     
  14. yagran macrumors 6502a

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    i have a countdown to it! lol 18 DAYS!

    431h:23m:16s TILL WWDC!
     
  15. JaredWickerham macrumors member

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    how much will these MBP's most likely be? will they just replace the ones currently on the apple site?
     
  16. psychofreak Retired

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    Likely...no one here knows, just guesses...
     
  17. yagran macrumors 6502a

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    price is unlikely to increase dramatically , £50-£75 at the most i would guess (but you will get your moneys worth), oh and uk price will not go up as they are adjusting to suit the exchange rate as we saw with shuffle and MB, but they may include some BTO options that will jack up price, like blu-ray,mebe GPRS or something
     
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    New versions also mean that the current ones get cheaper on the refurb :)
     
  19. yagran macrumors 6502a

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    but who wants refurb when the shiney new one is out :) nah refurb is great in theory, just i like having new things...oooo shiney new MBP :p
     
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    Sometimes, after a new release, people get brand new machines labelled as refurb :)
     
  21. thewhiterabbit macrumors newbie

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    Timing?

    Does anyone know how timing tends to work for announcements at WWDC? Thing is, I leave the country on the 16th of June and want a MacBook Pro before I leave. So if they announce on the 11th and the new computers are in stores that day or the day after, then I'm good, but if I have to wait even a week then it's no good.

    So just wondering if there is a "typical" time span. From what I remember it seems they often have things right away but I don't know how good my memory is. :)

    (And no, I can't buy one where I'm going; it's a third-world country where prices tend to be 150% or double for apple products)
     
  22. Skrilla™ macrumors regular

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    If the new MBP models are like the new MB models (no change or minor change) then I will be getting refurb w/o a doubt. I will wait and see ;)

    Eiter way, I'm getting a MBP in a few weeks! :D Out w/ the old homemade desktop and out w/ the MacBook! :eek:
     
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    lol.. the macbook too?:D
     

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