Poll: Are the leaked specs for the 13" and 15" real or fake?

Are the leaked specs real or fake?


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iJcaP

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Jun 19, 2010
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What do you think? I say FAKE.
 
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skaertus

macrumors 68040
Feb 23, 2009
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Fake.

Why?

1. It comes from an Internet forum and not from a reliable source.

2. The 15" is said to come with Sandy Bridge processors, and that doesn't make sense.

3. It contradicts rumors from Bloomberg (which is a rock-solid source of news) and 9to5Mac (which has leaked several insider information before).

Who am I supposed to believe? Bloomberg, the multi-billion dollar media corporation which owns BusinessWeek and provide information to The New York Times, or some anonymous user in an Internet forum?
 

youfoundblake

macrumors newbie
Jun 5, 2012
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Depends on which one are your asking about.

I think the 13" may sadly be real.

However, the 15" is definitely fake.
 

jcpb

macrumors 6502a
Jun 5, 2012
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The whole thing is photoshopped, and it's from 9to5. Not much else needs to be said.
 

iJcaP

macrumors 6502
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Jun 19, 2010
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The whole thing is photoshopped, and it's from 9to5. Not much else needs to be said.
But 9to5 even said that the 15" leaked specs were fake because they mentioned processors that didn't even exist. Why would they make something they know, and admitted, is fake.
 

maswriter

macrumors member
Mar 10, 2012
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As far as I'm concerned, they're all rumors until Tim tells us.

It's just six more days (or five, depending on your time zone). Chill. :)
 

jcpb

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Jun 5, 2012
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But 9to5 even said that the 15" leaked specs were fake because they mentioned processors that didn't even exist. Why would they make something they know, and admitted, is fake.
Pageviews.
 

Fouracre44

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Jun 6, 2012
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Personally, I think donut king is superior to all other vendors, mainly because the pink icing is more artistically displayed on top of all the donut trimmings.

Oh wait... nevermind wrong thread!

Definitely real! I haven;t seen the 15 but the 13' specs seem very real.
 

Smashnet

macrumors newbie
Apr 28, 2012
20
1
I voted fake, BUT:
I guess the specs about the 13" model could really belong to some cheaper model. Maybe the bring the standard MacBook without Pro back to life with these specs.

What's really fake in my opinion are the specs about the 15". After someone posted a photoshop sample here in the forum I'm convinced someone made fun of editing, printing and taking a picture of it. Though it could be well possible that these specs are near the real ones, we'll see on Monday :)
 

grahamnp

macrumors 6502a
Jun 4, 2008
969
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Real for the base 13". Fake for the 15"
I agree.

However I wouldn't be surprised if all that is changed for the 15" are the CPUs (from SB to IB), the GPU upgrade to the 650m and the addition of USB 3.0. People carry the idea of their dream computer around for so long that they start to believe it and then get outraged when Apple doesn't give it to them.
 

salmoally

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Jan 26, 2012
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I think the Bloomberg article is the one to put your bets on. No way would I trust some crappy phone camera shot over a massive news source. Bloomberg deals in real news, no way are they going to tarnish their reputation with "rumors".
 

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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The 13" seems credible and believable. Not sure what to make of the leaks on the 15" though
 

theSeb

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Aug 10, 2010
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I think the Bloomberg article is the one to put your bets on. No way would I trust some crappy phone camera shot over a massive news source. Bloomberg deals in real news, no way are they going to tarnish their reputation with "rumors".
That's what I used to think, but the Bloomberg article uses 9to5 as the source of their article. Then 9to5 used the Bloomberg article as confirmation of their story. It was quite funny to follow.

 

SpyderBite

macrumors 65816
Oct 4, 2011
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I'll say fake until they appear on apple.com. If something similar is released, I'll call that a really good guess.. But still fake.
 

ender land

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Oct 26, 2010
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I wonder if there is someone at Apple who has the job of creating "psuedo fake" specs for every release so that they can generate unbelievably insane amounts of advertising and publicity online for free
 

heisenberg123

macrumors 603
Oct 31, 2010
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Hamilton, Ontario
I voted fake, BUT:
I guess the specs about the 13" model could really belong to some cheaper model. Maybe the bring the standard MacBook without Pro back to life with these specs.

What's really fake in my opinion are the specs about the 15". After someone posted a photoshop sample here in the forum I'm convinced someone made fun of editing, printing and taking a picture of it. Though it could be well possible that these specs are near the real ones, we'll see on Monday :)
im interested in why some believe its a cheaper model, what do those specs have thats worse that the current base 13"?
 

Stetrain

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Feb 6, 2009
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From the model and price lists that just leaked, I'm guessing that the 13" Macbook Pro is going away as a consumer product.

The leaked specs may still be real as it would make since to continue selling a 13 " laptop with a DVD drive for the Education market.

I think that the updated faster Ivy Bridge 13" Air with USB 3.0 will replace the 13" MBP at the $1199 price point.
 
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