Next Generation MBP (2015)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zionbrian, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. zionbrian macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2014

    Does anyone know what is rumored to be in the pipeline for the next MBP in 2015?

    I am looking to purchase a MBP for video editing and was wondering if it would be worth holding out for.

    I know tech always improves but I'm just seeing if anyone knows specifically what is rumored.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    it's not hard to guess. Intel is releasing their next gen chips that fit in the rmbp, called broadwell, in about june-july 2015.

    Can't believe intel has been so slow. It's going to be something like 21 months in between updates, when in past years it was closer to 12.
  3. zionbrian thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2014
    Thank you!!! This gives me all I need to know!

    Take care,

  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Broadwell has been delayed and that means we'll not see a MBP until the summer, though I suspect later since apple doesn't roll out new laptops as soon as intel releases the chipset.
  5. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    Apple is actually usually pretty quick when the chips they want to use actually start shipping.

    The Macbook Air for example was one of the first shipping Haswell notebooks. The retina MBPs had to wait a few months because they needed the Iris/Iris Pro chips.
  6. grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007

    MacBook Pro

    Given what's known, I'd describe as outdated.

    Broadwell mentions Broadwell but is potentially confusing in that area; it appears to describe the 12-inch Retina MacBook as a tablet –

    – whilst linking to a page about iPad Air 2.
  7. JHUFrank macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2010

    I agree. Do you think we may see another speed bump/overhaul on the line sometime in the spring if Apple finds out that they cant get Broadwell out until late 3rd quarter?
  8. mcarling macrumors 65816

    Oct 22, 2009
    First, Apple have a very good idea when they can reasonably expect to receive suitable Broadwell CPUs in large volumes.

    No, I do not expect a second Haswell speed bump. I don't expect Intel to continue releasing newly updated Haswell chips. I expect the MBP line to stay as it is now until about Q3 2015, with the possibility that the vestigial 13" cMBP might be dropped at any time.
  9. Xteec macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2012
    Does anyone have any insight into the GPU side of things?

    From what I've gathered, the high end 15-inch rMBP's GPU is getting a bit old and looking at Apple's past behaviour, it is highly unlikely they will do a GPU upgrade before doing the Broadwell refresh.

    My position is I need to get something before Feb/Mar 2015, and if nothing is going to change between now and then I will just pull the trigger now.
  10. nickyD410 macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2012
    I doubt it will have a minor update before feb/march. you might as well pull the trigger.
  11. mcarling macrumors 65816

    Oct 22, 2009
    Nothing will change before summer. Now is an excellent time to buy a MBP.
  12. Cloudsurfer macrumors 65816


    Apr 12, 2007
    Since Apple usually refreshes both MBP models at the same time, if you are a 13" user you will have to wait for the 15" parts to become available to upgrade your machine.

    Broadwell-U (13" parts) will most likely be revealed next month at CES for an early 2015 release. Broadwell-H will not arrive until the summer, Q2 if we are lucky but chances are slim.

    I am also in the market for an upgrade as my 2010 is barely capable of any reasonable video editing but I refuse to buy a two year old chip like I did back in 2010 (when Apple placed an aging Core 2 Duo in the 13" while i5 and i7 were already available).
  13. MagicBoy macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    If you need it now, buy it now. The jump from the Core2 to the i-series was far for significant architecturally than anything that Broadwell will bring over Haswell.
  14. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I disagree, look when Apple updated the MBP line compared to Haswell. There's always been a month or two delay from Intel releasing the chips to when Apple updating their MBP line
  15. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    I think people here are a bit pessimistic.
    Broadwell was initially sceduled for summer 2014. It got delayed but the Core M series is already out and on CES 2015 Intel says they release the next batch with 17 models. That may still not be all but within the next two month all Broadwell chips should be shipping.
    At least 13" MBA and MBP should see an update fairly soon (next two months).
    15" may take longer though I think the same time frame is possible.
    Summer is late just because Haswell ended up showing up in summer does not mean anything for the next gen. Intel doesn't align their releases with the four seasons.

    The question is if 15" gets a new dGPU or Apple has finally decided to only go IGP. Given that the 850M has been out forever and the is twice as fast as the 750M but still hasn't been updated suggests they will ditch dGPUs with Broadwell. Iris Pro 2 should be slightly faster to at least equal to the 750M.
  16. mcarling, Dec 29, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2014

    mcarling macrumors 65816

    Oct 22, 2009
    The 15W Broadwell-U CPUs (suitable for MacBook Air) will be revealed next month at CES. It is not clear whether the 28W Broadwell-U CPUs (suitable for 13" MacBook Pro) will also be revealed next month or whether they will wait until Q2 2015.
  17. kristoffer4 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 17, 2006
    Next Generation MBP (2015)

    I hope touch id is included in the update.
  18. ctbaz macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2014
    Shouldn't be hard for them. Non Apple Laptops have had them integrated for a while.

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