No new macbook internals update :(

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  1. Talkingtoaster macrumors regular

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    Was waiting to buy one of these, time been wasted for nothing!
     
  2. VR46 macrumors newbie

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    Yep and you have a nice 20% price increase too, including on the returbs. Wish I hadn't held off now....
     
  3. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    yikes, really??
     
  4. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

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    I think one thing everyone forgot to think about when discussing pricing on the new macbook pros and 2016 macbooks, etc. We never thought Apple would create a gap by increasing the prices on the macbook pros to make the macbooks appear cheaper. We all thought the macbooks would have to get a price drop. Nope. Simply amazing.

    I've got one word for everyone: the used market. Apple is now a company, because of its pricing, to buy their last generation products. So right now is the best time to buy the old macbook pros. Actually scratch that: they haven't meaningfully changed in 4 years so buy a late 2013 macbook pro for relative peanuts. That's the value play here with virtually no performance hit.
     
  5. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    I didn't notice today that there was a price increase on the MacBooks..... Wow, I'm really glad now that I bought mine when I did back in August! Typing on her right now -- love this machine!
     
  6. Talkingtoaster thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm lucky because I've managed to get the 2016 M5 512gb one for the original price of £1300 and not £1500 apple now charge. Plus I get tax back so it works out about £1040 so I'm happy with that.

    How the hell can they justify a £200 increase? They are taking the pi$$
     
  7. tkukoc macrumors 6502a

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    That was last year's model, they just made minor changes. I would assume you'll see a new macbook 12 next year.. still need to keep it around considering the "air" models are going away.
     
  8. Talkingtoaster thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is MLH82B/A the right model number for the UK 2016 M5? Help please
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    Apple site shows:

    MLH82xx/A

    MB 12.0 SPACE GRAY/1.2GHZ/8GB/512GB
     
  9. Rapp macrumors member

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    Low value of the pound. Exports now cheaper and imports more expensive. Not saying this is 100% the cost but it will have a big part of it.
     
  10. Talkingtoaster thread starter macrumors regular

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    They still cant justify putting it upto £1500...

    Just got one for £1300 minus tax. £1049 so I've been lucky. Looks like this might be my last macbook if they keep rising these prices. Should last me 3 years for uni anyway!
     
  11. VR46 macrumors newbie

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    Can't you just tell by what GPU it has ie 515 rather than 5300?
     
  12. Talkingtoaster thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thats what I ended up doing in the end, its the 515.
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    PS. big fan of Rossi too :)
     
  13. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    What components could possibly have been upgraded? Is there a new release of ultra low power processors since the last spec bump? I honestly don't know.
     
  14. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    The current retina MacBooks are already running Skylake Core m processors. Intel has not released any new ones in this range.
     
  15. Talkingtoaster thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did not know this, thanks for the info. I guess things have worked out OK then, apart from those having to pay the price increase. I thought maybe they would discontinue the Air and let the Macbook replace it. Maybe next year when the MB update comes.

    I only just noticed they have discontinued the 11" air, I wonder why that is?
     
  16. mathpunk macrumors regular

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    Actually, Intel has released a new version of one processor that could be used in the rMB:

    http://ark.intel.com/products/family/95542/7th-Generation-Intel-Core-m3-Processors#@Mobile

    There are also these:

    http://ark.intel.com/products/95452/Intel-Core-i5-7Y54-Processor-4M-Cache-up-to-3_20-GHz

    http://ark.intel.com/products/95441/Intel-Core-i7-7Y75-Processor-4M-Cache-up-to-3_60-GHz

    All of these are the new Kaby Lake processors more or less equivalent to the current rMB m3, m5, and m7, respectively. Not a significant improvement from the current processors for the most part, but they are new.
     

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