No MBP Update

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by akadmon, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. akadmon Suspended

    Aug 30, 2006
    New England
    With the MBAir all but a certainty, I think it's extremely unlikely we will be seeing any meaningful update to the MBP line tomorrow. In fact, I think the MBP won't be updated at least for a period of 3 months after the introduction of MBAir. Simply put, Apple will not want to take the attention (hence the sales) away from MBAir by updating the MBPs. Makes perfect business sense to me, though at the same time it p!sses me off, as I'm one of the many who have been waiting for an MBP update since the launch of Leopard. But who knows, maybe Apple will surprise me and load enough power and doodads into this new toy to make me change my buying plans.
  2. teleromeo macrumors 65816


    Dec 2, 2006
    kidnapped by aliens
  3. akadmon thread starter Suspended

    Aug 30, 2006
    New England
    You're kidding, right?

    It's all over the front page of Macrumors.
  4. tiamat1990 macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2008
    New Zealand
    Supposedly it's the rumored ultra-portable Macbook.
  5. thechidz macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2007
    New York City
    theres no guarantee of anything though. the truth is is just wont know until tomorrow
  6. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    I think that we won't hear much about it but it wouldn't surprise me if there is a silent update at the same time.
  7. akadmon thread starter Suspended

    Aug 30, 2006
    New England
    Hey, this is a rumor site after all! :)

    I predict that at best we'll see a processor upgrade inside the same old case. For me that's not enough. I'm so tired of waiting. This new MBP is for my daughter (will be her college comp), and I'm frankly sick of her using my Mac Pro for hours on end to play WoW while we're waiting for the new MBP (her old PC is all but dead). :(
  8. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    as long as their is an update in the spring time i'll be happy
  9. thechidz macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2007
    New York City
    she definitely does not need a MBP does she? Im sure she will be happier with a cool little macbook. Is she going into digital design or something?
  10. akadmon thread starter Suspended

    Aug 30, 2006
    New England
    Not the I know. She's torn between political science and environmental engineering.

    I just don't want her to complain a couple of years from now when she switches her major to astrophysics or decides to pick up digital photography as a serious hobby.
  11. djinn macrumors 68000


    Oct 4, 2003
    My MBP produces Mac Air. I feel it from the vents everytime my mac is on. Feels nice.. :)
  12. Justinerator macrumors 6502


    Jun 26, 2007
    Redondo Beach, CA

    I believe they'll keep almost everything the same, but silently update the processor. That way, the focus will still be on the mbair
  13. Smurfed macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2007
    That's why MBP's have mostly been updated quietly. ;)
  14. HenMaster6000 macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2003
    i agree. the MBP and MBA would be at odds if they were both introduced/updated tomorrow.

    but don't ignore the glaring fact that the MBP is, in the end, overdue for renewal. i'm thinking that the MBP will get a non-glamourous Penryn speed-bump at some point after the MBA steals the conference tomorrow.

    unless...steve decides to apply some great new technology to the entire line (multitouch). this makes sense, because all of the laptops are up for renewal anyway. multitouch to all the machines, and i could see him updating all three simultaneously.

  15. Wallace86 macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2007
    i wish i could disagree with your assessment and call you a poo-muncher but i cant.
  16. morethanblood macrumors member

    Dec 17, 2007
    if they don't atleast switch the MBP to penryn tomorrow, i'm going to be very disappointed.
  17. writeous macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2007
    I disagree with that, poo-muncher:p
  18. grooveattack macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2008
    i think that the MBP will get a mention at the start and jobs will tell us its going penryn. Then after he will make a real big deal of this 'macbook air' ( possibly making it seem godlike in one way or another) making every one forget about the MBP update
  19. AVMasterpiece macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2006
    I agree with grooveattack, it makes sense that he should update at least something on the MBP. I am hoping so at least, as I have been waiting for an update since this summer to upgrade my Powerbook G4. The new Processors seem likely. I am afraid that they will be announced today and shipping over the next several weeks. This new The gentleman who started this thread has an excellent point, whatever new device is being offered, the so called MacBook Air, would benefit from an initial exclusive market. Why would you want to have twins and then favor one right? Cheers,

  20. nilocalling macrumors newbie


    Oct 6, 2007
    I've also been waiting for new MacBook Pro's since the Leopard release. My 12-inch PowerBook is to slow and to small for designing comfortably in Photoshop or other apps. I also have my doubts on Steve announcing an MBP update today. Most rumor sites talk about the MacBook Air, Apple TV and iPhone, so I think there won't be time discussing the MBPs.

    In that case I hope there will be a quiet update later this week.
  21. Sharky II macrumors 6502a

    Sharky II

    Jan 6, 2004
    United Kingdom
    I don't think it's going to happen either. Mainly because i want one :rolleyes:
  22. 173080 macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2003
    It makes perfect business sense for Apple to significantly update the MBP along with the launch of the MacBook Air. In fact, they would want you to purchase an MBP instead of a MacBook Air for one simple reason: it's more expensive.

    There is no reason for Apple to force you to spend your money on a less expensive product.
  23. evilyankeefan macrumors regular


    Aug 12, 2007
    While the MacBook Air will be the focus of MW, the buyers of it are in a different class than those who want the MBP. Really don't think they will stomp on each other (I personally want a new MBP regardless of what UltraPortable is produced).

    My guess is a very quick update that Penryn is being used in Mac Pro's and MBP's being updated. Nothing elaborate, but a mention nonetheless to show Apple's commitment to Penryn.

    Hoping as well that a MBP update happens today. I'll take Penryn. Anything extra is just a bonus. But I really want to make a visit to the Apple store today and bring home some goodness. :)
  24. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2006
    I agree with this logic. I think you are spot-on.
  25. squeeks macrumors 68040


    Jun 19, 2007
    just go buy the current model, god you're acting like its diseased or something

    theres nothing wrong with it, there are thousands of people on this site that have one and love it, i dont see the big deal...they arent going to put anything earth shattering into a newer model that will make you want to go out and kill yourself just because you bought the older one before it was released (at least i'd hope not)

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