Now we have to wait till Oct??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gtgrad95, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. gtgrad95 macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    Atlanta, GA.
    Ok, this is now getting ridiculous. The latest rumor is an October event to introduce the new MBP. It keeps getting pushed out. My late-2011 MBP is running on fumes and I desperately need to upgrade and have been putting it off for a year. Not sure how they can keep delaying this as sales are already taking a hit. Are they really going to release the underwhelming iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch 2 in Sept. ahead of new Macs? Considering it's been almost a year and a half since the last upgrade, this is pretty embarrassing. HP is beating Apple at its own game.
  2. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016
    What's wrong with your Late 2011 MacBook Pro?
  3. gtgrad95 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    Atlanta, GA.
    Ever since I loaded Yosemite on it, it has slowed the machine considerably. I get the spinning pinwheel constantly when browsing with Safari or Firefox and also when using applications such as Word and Excel. It is almost to the point that it's unusable because of the performance issues.
  4. VAGDesign macrumors 6502


    Feb 1, 2014
    Have you tried 16GB RAM and an SSD to your MBP Late 2011?
  5. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016
    Upgrade it with 8GB/16GB RAM and an SSD.

    It would feel like new again.
  6. gtgrad95 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    Atlanta, GA.
    Have not gone that route, because I plan to give it to my wife who just streams movies and emails mostly. I was planning to upgrade in March anyway since I figured there'd be an update at the year mark, but no such luck. Now I don't want to put anymore money into it since the new one is imminent (but we've been saying that for 5 months) :(
  7. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

    simon lefisch

    Sep 29, 2014
    I have a late-2011 MBP with 16GB RAM and a 1TB SSD....ran Yosemite first and currently on El Capitan. No probs. Upgrade the SSD first and you'll se an improvement. I'll prob get another year or 2 out of this thing.
  8. imorton macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2010
    I agree, I'm running a early 2011 13" MB Pro with 8Gb & SSD... it flies compared to before.

    I don't get beachballs even when running Mail, Calendar, Safari (20 tabs), Preview, HTML Editor, iTunes, Photos, and Win 10 in a VM.

    I don't think there is a HUGE difference between a 2011 MB Pro with 8GB/SSD when compared to a similarly spec'd 2015 MB Pro running similar Light-Medium intensive programs. Definitely not worth the thousands of $$ in difference to me.

    Just my 2 cents worth... IAN :)
  9. dk808 macrumors 6502a

    May 13, 2015
    Its been rumored since September of last year lol. Who knows when it will come out at this point
  10. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    I'll agree with the others. No reason a 2011 can't run for several more years.
    My Early 2011 is five and a half years old and it's better than when it was new due to SSD and RAM upgrades.
  11. andreyush macrumors 6502


    Oct 24, 2015
    Have mercy on your wife and put a SSD in that Macbook :) . It's a huge huge difference even for browsing, mailing etc.
  12. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    Why are you waiting? If you need a computer now, determine what your needs are and buy the one that suits your needs now.
  13. wegster macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2006
    Agreeing with the others. I AM waiting on the MBP refresh myself, but it's mainly about battery life as even with a new battery, my dGPU early 2011 eats battery life when I have to present on an external display for meetings (often).
    Besides that and USB2 (which I could 'solve' with an OWC TB hub..), RAM is dirt cheap (I paid ~$850 for mine originally, now what, $50?) and 512TB SSDs can be had for a couple hundred or less.

    The net geekbench score differences vs current MBPs is maybe 25% - for a majority of usage, it's just not really noticeable...
  14. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016
    16GB DDR3 ~$50

    480GB SSD ~$110
  15. E3BK macrumors 68030


    Mar 15, 2008
    +1 on upgrading the RAM and an SSD especially if you plan on giving it to your wife! lol. I did that a few years ago to my 2010 MBP and it changed everything. Ran like new. But of course, I feel your pain. My poor 2010 MBP is also coming to the end of its life...sort of. It actually runs fine when it's up but it reboots randomly at least twice a day, sometimes more if I am doing a lot of work on it.
  16. mtneer macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2012
    SSD's and RAM prices have come down drastically over the past few years. Even if your wife is not a prolific user of the machine, it would be very easy on her nerves to get these two upgrades before you hand if off.
  17. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    YUP, processor means nothing for most people. Add ram and SSD and your computer will fly and could be used for the next 7-8 years, easily. So a 2011 could work fine for daily computing needs until 2019.

    The reason to upgrade a 2011 would be for the retina screen alone, and perhaps if you want portability.
  18. geachy92 macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2012
    Just to add more weight to the point, I'm running a 2010 13" Intel Core 2 Duo with 8GB RAM and an SSD and it doesn't stutter on the day to day browsing, streaming, emailing etc. The RAM especially is a cheap boost.
  19. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    It doesn't "keep getting pushed out" Apple have made no announcements and given no information. A lot of people have made a lot of assumptions and stated that they would be released at all sorts of different times but none of those people have been Apple. No one is beating Apple at anything they have never been a huge player in the computer market, they waited for Intel to get the chips the needed which didn't turn up until May (and I have yet t see a 13 inch Windows laptop with skylake Iris graphics released either) they then waited for AMD to get Polaris out before they can start on the 15 inch.

    I just don't get the impatience I would far rather wait and get to buy a computer that works with the best components, than have the sort of problems the surface book has shown and have Apple rush something out using lesser silicon just because it was released first.
  20. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Yeah, Apple screwed up, I think a healthy mix of arrogance and hubris is the cause, now Apple is seeing a 40% drop in laptop shipments. Will they rollout a skylake laptop when their competitors had them out earlier this year and on the cusp of Kaby lake or will Apple delay the update yet again.

    No just HP, Dell has a great line up, and Microsoft has their SurfaceBook. All of which has surpassed Apple in design and performance
  21. mattburley7 macrumors 68030

    Oct 13, 2011
    have not really been expecting any new macbook pro updates after they announced maC OS sierra. they are waiting till that is released so they come installed with the new OS system. there is probably some new features/hardware that require OS sierra.
  22. nStyle macrumors 65816

    Dec 6, 2009
    There's surprisingly different replies here amongst the usual sea of universal complaint towards the release of the new updates.

    I'm all for Apple updating their machines if only to bring new life into the lineup and give customers more options, but come on, most people that complain are acting like the only way they can continue their computing functions is to drop another $2-3k into a new computer...They complain that they have to pay Apple 2016 prices for 2013 computers, or that a 2013 computer is even all that bad...News: you don't have to. There are refurbished and used options, as well as deals from Apple resellers all the time.

    In OP's case, his life would continue happily along if he were to upgrade his computer and buy his wife a cheap Chromebook and save likely at least $1k in the process.
  23. gtgrad95 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    Atlanta, GA.
    Thanks for the advice guys! I will pursue the upgrading RAM option and see if I can buy more time. At the very least, I don't have to annoy the wife if she inherits a slow machine.:D
  24. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    - RAM won't do much compared to an SSD upgrade. You should do both, but if you can only do one it should be the SSD.
  25. archi_130w1 macrumors member


    Mar 9, 2016
    Yes, do the ssd first, but seriously consider the memory upgrade. It did wonders for my mid '10.

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