No new macbook internals update :(

unagimiyagi

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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.
 

Talkingtoaster

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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$$
 
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tkukoc

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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.
 

Talkingtoaster

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Is MLH82B/A the right model number for the UK 2016 M5? Help please
[doublepost=1477671957][/doublepost]Apple site shows:

MLH82xx/A

MB 12.0 SPACE GRAY/1.2GHZ/8GB/512GB
 

Rapp

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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$$
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.
 
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Talkingtoaster

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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.
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!
 

Talkingtoaster

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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.
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?
 

mathpunk

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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.
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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