New Macbook pro 2015

cming0808

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Hi, I am looking to pick up a MacBook pro - the one I've seen on the apple website is 2.2ghz, 256SSD and 16gb RAM. On the Apple site it calls it the 'New MacBook Pro' that was released around April / May time but reading around the web there seems to be some talk of a 'newer' MacBook pro being announced at the WWDC next week...

Seems a little odd that they would release a new hardware revision in such a short timescale - anyone else find it a little strange!? Either way I think I will hold off buying one until after next week as I would be 'gutted' if a new model was announced with even more bells and whistles for the same price..
 

ApoorvPrem

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Hi, I am looking to pick up a MacBook pro - the one I've seen on the apple website is 2.2ghz, 256SSD and 16gb RAM. On the Apple site it calls it the 'New MacBook Pro' that was released around April / May time but reading around the web there seems to be some talk of a 'newer' MacBook pro being announced at the WWDC next week...

Seems a little odd that they would release a new hardware revision in such a short timescale - anyone else find it a little strange!? Either way I think I will hold off buying one until after next week as I would be 'gutted' if a new model was announced with even more bells and whistles for the same price..
Although newer Broadwell chips were launched today, its highly doubtful that Apple would update yet again cos the differences are negligible. I would suggest to pull the trigger.
 
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magbarn

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Hi, I am looking to pick up a MacBook pro - the one I've seen on the apple website is 2.2ghz, 256SSD and 16gb RAM. On the Apple site it calls it the 'New MacBook Pro' that was released around April / May time but reading around the web there seems to be some talk of a 'newer' MacBook pro being announced at the WWDC next week...

Seems a little odd that they would release a new hardware revision in such a short timescale - anyone else find it a little strange!? Either way I think I will hold off buying one until after next week as I would be 'gutted' if a new model was announced with even more bells and whistles for the same price..
If you can hold off longer I would... Today's rMBP 15 buyers are going to feel like iPad 3 buyers when the Skylake rMBP shows up with a whole new chassis, new dGPU, and thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports all around...
 
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ApoorvPrem

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If you can hold off longer I would... Today's rMBP 15 buyers are going to feel like iPad 3 buyers when the Skylake rMBP shows up with a whole new chassis, new dGPU, and thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports all around...
Highly doubtful. Skylake was expected to arrive by 2015 end because Intel was supposedly skipping Broadwell which they didn't. They would want to extract SOME money from broad well before releasing sky lake. If the OP can wait till Mid next year then cool.
 
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JackieInCo

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If you can hold off longer I would... Today's rMBP 15 buyers are going to feel like iPad 3 buyers when the Skylake rMBP shows up with a whole new chassis, new dGPU, and thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports all around...
I bought mine 6 days ago and I'm keeping it. There is no reason to be upset at my purchase when with my uses, there would be very little noticeable gain in waiting for that upgrade. It's not happening any time soon since Apple just released these mid 2015 MBPs.

Lots of tech geeks on this site are impressed with the technical garb with todays announcement but to the average user, it's nothing but a slight speed increase.
 
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If you can hold off longer I would... Today's rMBP 15 buyers are going to feel like iPad 3 buyers when the Skylake rMBP shows up with a whole new chassis, new dGPU, and thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports all around...
It's nothing like the iPad 3, computers are way past the possibility of being obsolete too fast. Some recent reports have suggested only a 1~3% increase in performance without any battery gains. If the redesign focuses on slimmer chassis, Apple might just ditch the dGPU altogether.
 
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totten76

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You might as well just wait till WWDC at this point, but I wouldn't expeect a new 15" soon
 
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cming0808

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You might as well just wait till WWDC at this point, but I wouldn't expeect a new 15" soon
Thanks for the replies - kinda new to the world of macs and this seems like a decent, friendly forum to increase my knowledge. I am going to hang fire for a week or so and see what comes of the WWDC as suggested - performance wise the current iteration of the rMBP is perfect and probably more than I need so any new announcement from that perspective wouldn't stop me buying the mid 2015 - a change in form factor though might delay my purchase so long as the timescales were reasonable.

Thanks again...
 
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MBHockey

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If you can hold off longer I would... Today's rMBP 15 buyers are going to feel like iPad 3 buyers when the Skylake rMBP shows up with a whole new chassis, new dGPU, and thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports all around...
I'd rather stick with the mature design we have now than take my chances on the slim keyboard, likely loss of an internal dGPU, USB c which is meaningless to me, and the inevitable problems that plague gen 1 machines.

:)
 
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superlawyer15

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Have any of you actually tried to type on the new macbook keyboard?
...I personally did not like it.
 
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Samuelsan2001

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I am thinking to buy also but I am gonna wait 1 week more and see
They updated them 2 weeks ago WWDC holds nothing for you. They may well do a silent CPU change in a couple of months when enough broadwell chips are available, but then again they may well skip them and go straight to skylake.
 
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Eldiablojoe

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Have any of you actually tried to type on the new macbook keyboard?
...I personally did not like it.
I tried the haptic keyboard at the Apple store yesterday. I could not believe it was not moving when pressed. Amazing. How long until they do the same with the keys on the keyboard? I can see them going in that direction. Completely solid, no movement at all when turned off.
 
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I'd rather stick with the mature design we have now than take my chances on the slim keyboard, likely loss of an internal dGPU, USB c which is meaningless to me, and the inevitable problems that plague gen 1 machines.

:)
I'll never buy a gen1 machine after owning the original rMBP. Apple was great about it though, and replaced my machine with a 2013.
 
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there seems to be some talk of a 'newer' MacBook pro being announced at the WWDC next week...
There's been no talk of a broadwell MBP, I don't think apple will update the 15" MBP next week, they literately updated the line a few weeks ago. There's no way that they would do that, then roll out a broadwell based MBP
 
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T5BRICK

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Have any of you actually tried to type on the new macbook keyboard?
...I personally did not like it.
I walked into the Apple store with the intention of buying a new rMB. Once I tried the keyboard and reconsidered the lack of ports, I walked out with a 2015 rMBP. It worked out well for me. Given time, I think I would get used to the new low-profile keyboard, but in my situation with the other concerns that I had, the rMBP made more sense.
 
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superlawyer15

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It's downright awful. I tried a colleague's 12" rMB and the keyboard was horrible for me.
I walked into the Apple store with the intention of buying a new rMB. Once I tried the keyboard and reconsidered the lack of ports, I walked out with a 2015 rMBP. It worked out well for me. Given time, I think I would get used to the new low-profile keyboard, but in my situation with the other concerns that I had, the rMBP made more sense.
I had the same impression as you guys.
If a redesigned skylake rMBP had the same keyboard I wouldn't be interested.
The keys have next to no travel. I'd rather deal with a slightly thicker design than be stuck with that keyboard.
 
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Samuelsan2001

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I had the same impression as you guys.
If a redesigned skylake rMBP had the same keyboard I wouldn't be interested.
The keys have next to no travel. I'd rather deal with a slightly thicker design than be stuck with that keyboard.
But that new more stable design on a thicker computer with more travel may well be awesome and thats what I'd expect to see on a redesigned rMBP.
 
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MBHockey

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It makes sense for the Skylake redesign to try to make the MBP as thin as possible (Apple always does this). With the announcement about thunderbolt and eGPUs we now have ways for Apple to do that. 1) super thin keyboard (meh) 2) moving the dGPU outside and giving you a pretty decent iGPU (even more meh).

If I found these features appealing I would have waited for Skylake. I understand why this would be desirable for some, however.
 
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yukyuklee

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Have any of you actually tried to type on the new macbook keyboard?
...I personally did not like it.
I went to the Apple store and played around with it. I wasn't a fan of the new keyboard as well. Felt like it was that keyboard for the surface pro
 
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