Poll: Predict the Date of the New MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MetBook, Sep 9, 2008.

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When will the New MacBook Pro be announced?

  1. September 16 (End of the Back-to-School Special)

    9 vote(s)
    12.5%
  2. September 23

    10 vote(s)
    13.9%
  3. September 30

    9 vote(s)
    12.5%
  4. October (Early)

    8 vote(s)
    11.1%
  5. October (Mid)

    13 vote(s)
    18.1%
  6. October (Late)

    5 vote(s)
    6.9%
  7. November (Early)

    2 vote(s)
    2.8%
  8. November (Mid)

    2 vote(s)
    2.8%
  9. November (Late)

    2 vote(s)
    2.8%
  10. December

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. January 06 (Macworld)

    12 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. MetBook macrumors member

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    #1
    Being that there was no news of a MacBook Pro today (as expected) and that Apple now has a new line of iPods and iPhones, we can begin to discuss Apple's notebook line.

    Let's predict when the new MacBook Pro will be released (assuming you believe it to be a new design).

    Use the poll and/or explain why you think so.




    (NOTE: NO NEED TO SAY "NOT ANOTHER MACBOOK PRO RELEASE DATE TOPIC"... IF YOU DON'T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT THIS, SIMPLY GO BACK ON YOUR BROWSER AND SELECT A DIFFERENT TOPIC)
     
  2. MetBook thread starter macrumors member

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    #2
    Here's why I don't think you'll see an update in September:

    1. Apple releases updates, new products, revisions on old products, etc. in increments. If the MacBook Pro is ready to be announced in a week, they wouldn't have made today's event today. Jobs would have made it next week or even later.

    2. Customers need time to let things sink in. Apple has released a new line of iPods, some new headphones, a brand new iTunes 8, a 2.1 software update for the iPhone and iPod Touch, etc. Apple will focus the next month or so on getting this information out to the public, getting their products in stores, solving any issues that arise, etc.
     
  3. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    #3
    It'll probably be a silent release in two weeks from now. It might only be a small revision, which sucks.
     
  4. busterbluth macrumors 6502

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    #4
    I agree, with this "big" announcement, it will likely be a small, silent, upgrade with redesign coming with nahalem (It was hard to type that)
     
  5. iShater macrumors 604

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    #5
    You forgot the "next Tuesday" mandatory choice. :rolleyes:
     
  6. heron88 macrumors 6502

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    #6
    After today I am pretty sure the future is predictable.

    I believe there will be a silent update to the Macbooks/Macbook Pros sometime in October. This update will be just a small speedbump up to montevina. With October comes the silent update and with Macworld 09 comes the major cosmetic changes with the Macbook going aluminum and the Macbook Pro looking more mbaish.
     
  7. grubworth macrumors member

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    #7
    If it isnt the end of this month, with a release date for early October, then it has to be macworld.

    Do Apple do two keynotes in one month?
     
  8. tom burns macrumors member

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    #8
    Silent updates for sure...
    But the iPods have to remain at the front of apple.com for some time.
    So maybe Early October.

    My hopes for redesigned MBP are gone...:(
     
  9. CWallace macrumors 601

    CWallace

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    #9
    I picked the 23rd of September, but expect it between one and four weeks.

    Considering Apple held a media event to show off new iPod styles and colors, I tend to think they will do the same for the MacBook and MacBook Pro unless it is just a pure specification bump. So that means likely a minimum of two weeks since they would need to announce next week that they were having another event soon after.

    Unless all the carping about the iPod event has convinced them to just stealth update. :D
     
  10. MoeOz macrumors member

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    #10
    23 oct ,30 oct ,6 nov big possibility @ 15 oct came along with snow leopard;).
     
  11. steamed.hams macrumors 6502

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    #11
    Here's the pattern of MBPs

    01/06 - MBP intro. - 90 days later -->
    04/06 - 17" intro. - 180 days later -->
    10/06 - Core 2 duo - 240 days later -->
    06/07 - speedbump - 240 days later -->
    02/08 - speedbump - .......

    By the pattern I'd say 360 days from the last update...Jan/Feb 2009.
     
  12. masse macrumors 6502a

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    #13
    I don't understand how they can sit back and not update their computer to the latest hardware like every single other computer manufacturer.

    It won't be another month before they're updated.
     
  13. CWallace macrumors 601

    CWallace

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    #14
    The simple truth is because they keep making so much money from the current stuff. They keep selling more and more of the current computers every month and they make a significant profit from each one, so every month, they just rake in more and more cash by the containerload.
     

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