New MBPs - If not WWDC, When?

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  1. RedlegsFan macrumors 6502

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    Trying to prepare myself for the chance new models are not introduced at WWDC. I am trying to use my willpower and hold off on buying a MBP now, but if new models aren't introduced at WWDC, I might have to give in. So, if not WWDC, when do you think new models will be introduced this year?
     
  2. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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    Whenever Apple wants to? Apple is more worried with ios device sales with the iPhone in particular
     
  3. matt_on_a_mtn Suspended

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    There are some current deals running on the 2015 15" models - base for $1600 and upper end for $1950.

    It's a pretty good time to buy if the 2015 models will do what you need and you want to save some money over being bleeding edge.
     
  4. scoobysnax macrumors newbie

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    Where are these deals you speak of?
     
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  6. charlyee macrumors 6502

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    I think you might have helped my dilemma. So here is my question.

    Apple on line store gave me a quotation for $1799.10 for a 2015 retina MBP 13.3" - 2.9/16/512, which is $200 off the regular $1999 price on the Apple web site.

    I am coming from a mid 2012 MBP with a non SSD drive, am I being hasty in not waiting for WWDC?

    Thanks for any and all help. :)
     
  7. matt_on_a_mtn Suspended

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    Personally, I'd step up to a 15" at that price. As someone who's owned both and has traveled on a day to day basis with both, the 15" isn't that much bulkier and the weight difference is negligible.

    In the case of current sales, a base model not only saves you $200, but gets you just over twice the performance on both the processor and graphics (Intel iris vs iris pro in the 15).
    Alternatively, spending a bit more gets you the top spec 15" at $1940, which gives you an even faster processor and a dGPU.

    Personally, I've settled on the base 15" and it's been a great choice. I'd strongly recommend the same, simply for the performance for your money spent.
     
  8. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Well if you plan on running a 5k external screen anytime soon or are a gamer or 4K video editor then waiting for the GPU boost and thunderbolt 3 may be your best bet.

    If not then I doubt it'll make much difference to you.
     
  9. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    It's scandalous that Apple is STILL selling MacBook Pros with Haswell at full price.

    Has anyone told Apple that it's not 2013 anymore?
     
  10. leman macrumors 604

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    New MacBooks are dependent on availability of new technology. New AMD GPUs, suitable for higher-end 15" MBP, will be released next month. I have no idea how it looks with the CPUs though, higher-end Skylakes are not there yet.

    If I where to guess, I'd say that WWDC is a very realistic time frame for new models.
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    Its anyone's guess at that point. Apple really doesn't provide too many details.
     

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