New MBPr 13" in the fall?

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  1. kristoffer4 macrumors 6502a

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    I know it was just updated but do you think we will see a revision in the fall as well? (Octoberish.. )
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Why would you expect an update so soon after one that was just released? While nothing is impossible, Apple historically doesn't release updates that frequently.
     
  3. redheeler macrumors 603

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    8 months or less between updates has happened before multiple times, and the release of Skylake makes it a definite possibility.
     
  4. mcarling macrumors 65816

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    I don't expect to see an updated 13" MBP before February 2016.
     
  5. Smeaton1724 macrumors 6502a

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    If history is anything to go by, releasing a model and calling it "early 2015", they've released one with upgraded processors - small clock speed bumps in the fall - calling them for example the "late 2015 model".

    Personally I believe we'll see a new 15 in October along with full retina iMacs and a small bump in clock speeds on the 13, with a new model in March/April 2016.

    To counter this small bump I've gone with the 2.9/512/16 and it flies - Not that you'd think that with some of the comments on this forum.

    It's an expensive game always wanting the latest MacBook Pro, I just get the one that I think will do the job I need it to and upgrade when I think I can be more productive on a newer machine.
     
  6. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. I think we'll see the standard spec bump to broadwell and better NVIDIA graphics this summer, in the 15". After that, maybe a redesign with Skylake processors early 2016.

    Well, I guess force touch in the 15" counts as a minor redesign. So I think well see that in the summer. But not USB-C or anything drastic. The only surprise I see for the summer, is a switch to AMD for the dGPU. Could be possible, after the retina iMac debuted with an AMD card.
     
  7. newellj macrumors 601

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    Yes...speaking as the former owner of an iPad 3 :( ...but Skylake depends a lot on Intel's timing, including which chips roll out in what order. There's other things we don't know. Would Apple dump USB A ports for USB C? Would they put the new keyboard in a late 2015 rMBP?
     
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    I think the 13" will the stay the same. I can't see what else they can do besides a CPU/GPU upgrade and battery boost. Maybe RAM will be DDR4. I would love to see a quad core 13" with 12 hours battery one day. And I want my ports! I know they are phasing out but please, USB-C will not cut it for me right now!

    The 15" will definitely get Force Touch. Makes me wonder why they didn't do it now...
     
  9. mcarling macrumors 65816

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    My understanding is that only Skylake-H and Skylake-S will support DDR4. Skyline-U, which would be used in the 13" MBP reportedly uses LPDDR3.

    Someday, but not before Cannonlake -- at the earliest.

    Yes, the next revision of the 15" MBP will definitely get Force Touch. It makes sense for Apple to do it at the same time they upgrade to Broadwell.
     
  10. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    It depends entirely on when Intel releases the new chips.
     
  11. mayuka macrumors 6502a

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    As far as we know, Skylake is scheduled for early autumn. But that does not include the 28W processors used in the Macbook Pro 13". They will likely come later.

    It's likely that intel will release new 28W processors before christmas, so expect new Macbook Pros before Christmas. As Apple wants USB-C to be adopted fast, all new models will get USB-C, but likely not exclusively. Maybe something like 1 USB-A, 2 USB-C ports, 1 Thunderbolt 2, 1 Thunderbolt 3 port.
     
  12. kristoffer4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What are the odds of seing a refresh with Skylake in October?
     
  13. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I don't expect one, but who knows.

    Do you need a computer now? Get one now.
     
  14. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    What does skylake offer that you cannot do on broadwell?

    If you have no answer to that question, why bother waiting?
     
  15. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple updates its Macs when new processors are ready — and as we've seen with the 15-inch MacBook Pro in May — even when they're not ready. So when Skylake is available later this year, Apple will come out with new Macs. People that say no update until 2016 are wrong.
     
  16. kristoffer4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Better battery and Thunderbolt 3 via USB C.
     
  17. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    I don't see it before 2016 they never update their macbooks just before christmas. They are too busy concentrating on phones, ipads and nope the watch
     
  18. kristoffer4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    They have done some years though.
     
  19. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Battery improvements are barely incremental at this point.

    And do you have accessories that require USB-C now? Is it worth the possibility that you will need to buy adapters to accommodate any existing accessories and devices you have that use USB-A?
     
  20. nStyle macrumors 6502a

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    I say who cares. The current MBPs are great and will do everything you want to do just fine.
     

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