New MacBook Pro Retinas...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iphonehype, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. iphonehype macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2012
    So….bought a MacBook Pro Retina 15inch a week ago, Apple called me saying they can upgrade me to the latest model announced yesterday with the newer processor…..

    Should I get the free upgrade? They'll swap the machines out, or should I just stick with this beautiful machine…i'm thinking will it help when reselling the machine in 3 - 5 years? As it will be classed as 2013 model?

    Correct me if I am wrong..thanks!
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    It will not be classed as a 2013 model, as it still uses 2012 chipset and CPU.
    It is a speedbump of 100 MHz, so, if you need that horse power, go for it.
    It will not provide that much extra leverage upon selling the machine in 3 to 5 years.
  3. iphonehype thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2012
    meh….ill keep what I have then, not too bothered!

    thanks dude!
  4. e²Studios macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2005
    The CPU was released in Q1 of 2013, not 2012

    The new rMBP model designation would be early 2013, not 2012.

    Sounds like you may own one of the older ones and need to convince yourself its the "same" right? :p It's technology, its outdated within months no matter when you buy it.
  5. bill-p macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2011
    If you can upgrade for free, go for it.

    Who knows, it may have the long rumored "updated thermal system". I know for sure that there is a very weird EFI bug that has to do with thermal on the old mid-2012 rMBP. Hopefully the new ones have gotten a fix for that.
  6. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    I know, I have looked those CPUs up myself earlier.
    It is still a 2012 architecture / chipset though, but if it satisfies anyone, one could say it is an early 2013 model. I do not care anyway, it is just a computer for crying loud out. But then again, most people are computer illiterate anyway.
  7. henry72 macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2009
    New Zealand
    Agreed! If you can get it for free, go for it! Btw, it's very nice of them to call you and notify them ;):D
  8. Thors.Hammer macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2012
    If they are willing to exchange the machine, I would do it assuming the applications you've already installed can all be backed up and restored to the new machine without activation issues.
  9. Nismo73 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2013
    Those are for the 13", I don't believe there are Q1 2013 quad core models out??? Yes? No?
  10. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I agree.
  11. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010

    Would they give you any money back if you keep your existing machine? That might be an option.
  12. yanksrock100 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2010
    San Diego
    If I was offered a free machine, even slightly faster, I would go for it! ;)
  13. chrisrosemusic1 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2012
    Northamptonshire, England
    I'd take them up on it for sure.
  14. TheRdungeon macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2011
    Definitely go for it, there could be some other silent tweaks
  15. NMF macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2011
    Definitely get it. Why not? Just restore your new machine from a Time Machine backup and you'll be up and running again in no time. Or ask if Apple will just do it for you at an Apple Store when you pick up the new machine -- I bet they will.
  16. iPhonesandMacs macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2012
    No it will be classified in terms of apple computers as an Early 2013 model
  17. DaveOP macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2011
    Portland, OR
    I asked them to Migrate is using a Thunderbolt cable, takes less than 10 minutes to copy over.

    And to the above poster, in "About this Mac" it does in fact say "Early 2013"
  18. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2013

    Copyright dates on the chassis and box are updated too.
  19. Muscle Master macrumors 6502a

    Muscle Master

    Oct 15, 2010
  20. Sean76 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2013
    Well i just bought a Macbook Pro Retina 13 inch yesterday, the day these new ones were announced. It wound up costing me roughly $1,649 out the door with Tax and everything.

    So my question to you other Mac owners is would you take the $200 and change hit and just go back and exchange it for the new 2013 one? I'm leaning towards making the switch, the money is really not the issue, it's the fact of getting a dud with a yellow tint in the screen. The one I have now has a really nice color to the screen, colors pop, and whites are a very crisp white. ughhhhhhhhh, decisions...decisions!
  21. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    If it was $1649 with tax in NYC, then isn't that $1515 before tax? Did you get it from a reseller? If so, I'd see if they'd give you the difference back. After all, the base model is exactly the same as before (just cheaper). The 256GB model has the ever-so-slightly faster 2.6GHz CPU and is $1699. If you got it from B&H, they are selling the base for $1449 now, so you should get about $70 back. That's probably the easiest route, particularly if you've already started copying things onto it.
  22. HR24 macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2013
    Same thing happened to me but I got an email instead:

    I sort of saved $20 because the old ram upgrade costs $180 and now it is $200.
  23. iPhonesandMacs macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2012
    i bought the $1999 one on sunday, and just went and had it exchanged for the new 2.6 and got my $300 back lol
  24. iphonehype thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2012
    Yeah i'll just use TimeMachine :apple:

    Hahahahaha, would be good if they did this! Unfortunately we both know the answer to this questions!

    I thought if it just a small CPU change it isn't worth the hassle, but with all you guys cheering me on i'll deffo get it done! Will call them when they open in an hour!

    Early 2013 model?!? Wicked!

    Thanks for all your help guys! Love this form!
  25. thundersteele macrumors 68030

    Oct 19, 2011
    you probably had student discount...

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