Possible Hint at MBP release for Tuesday May 8?

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  1. amac4me macrumors 65816

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    Ok, so MacMall is running a 6 Day MacBook Pro Sale offering up to $459 Off MacBook Pros w/ FREE FedEx Overnight.

    Interestingly enough, the sale ends Monday, 05/07, at 11:59pm (PT)

    Given the fact that Apple often releases new Mac hardware on Tuesday, is this a possible hint that we'll see the new MacBook Pro release next Tuesday, May 8?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. Frankied22 macrumors 68000

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    The last two MBP refreshes were around 3 am pacific time on Thursdays. But anything is possible at this point. All I know is I'm sick of waiting for this damn things. Every other company is already releasing desktops and laptops with ivy bridge.
     
  4. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    It's possible sure, but I would think that if we were that close to a refresh we would see a lot more of a constrained supply through 3rd party vendors. Just doing a quick scan of Best Buy's website, everything there appears to be normal as far as shipping times.
     
  5. roofz macrumors regular

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    there was actually a better sale going on last week, that led up to a friday. this isn't anything special
     
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  7. Risasi macrumors 6502

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    I took advantage of one of these deals and picked up an Oct 2011 MBP 15" for $1250. I figure it was a deal too good to pass up. Considering the CPU is only going to be 10-15% faster, and instead of HD4000 they use discrete GPU in these bigger macbooks (which if it's Nvidia that's a deal breaker for me), it was worth the $550 savings.
     
  8. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    Yes this is a good hint that Macmall has sales.
     
  9. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    Why is it easier to hit new thread,rather than reply in the existing thread. This baffles me.
     
  10. mustang_dvs macrumors 6502a

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    I'll tell you the answer… but, before I can explain it, I'll have to start a new thread. ;)
     
  11. Hungry&Foolish Suspended

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    Where did you get for 1250. Macmall or some place else.
     
  12. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a

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    The new one as in 15" or the whole line???



    May 8th would be sweet, I would treat myself to a great birthday gift!
     
  13. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Was a joke. Why the downvotes? :D
     
  14. wiggy1 macrumors newbie

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    I went to MacMall with great excitment and saw that only a select few are on sale at that great deal. It looks like they have a few models in overstock, but I am not convinced that this is a true indication at this point. Still, fingers are crossed ;)
     
  15. StuLax18 macrumors 6502

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    Here, have some more!
     
  16. WardC macrumors 68030

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    Yes, the secret date for the "unveiling" of the new products has been confirmed, May 8th in San Francisco. I just got off the phone with Jony Ive and Tim Cook, and they even exhumed Steve Jobs for the conference call to confirm this information as well. He also said life is nice in heaven and stop sweating the small stuff, like product release dates :D:apple:

    Yes, top secret info. Heck if I know!
     
  17. Xplode35 macrumors newbie

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    not gonna happen. I don't think Apple wants staggered releases for the different sized Pros. They have to wait for the dual-core Ivy Bridge so they will release them all at the same time.
     
  18. \-V-/ Suspended

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    This is more likely the case. I think we'll see the new MBPs at WWDC in mid-June. Really want a new laptop soon. All this waiting is killin' me. :eek:
     
  19. mackinmike macrumors 6502

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    i wish it was that soon... i'm dying to upgrade my macbook.
     
  20. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Thanks! —
     
  21. bobsaget macrumors member

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    I picked up my 17" for 1799 last week with one of these sales!
     
  22. Risasi macrumors 6502

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    I got it at Bestbuy, they have something like 100 stores closing, and they are heavily discounted in some of them. Brand new machine, and I figured it won't be much slower than the new one. I'm guessing the only downside for me not waiting is lack of USB 3.0 and maybe an extra hour of battery life. All concessions I'm willing to make for the savings.
     
  23. Hungry&Foolish Suspended

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    Thank You, There is one best buy closing fairly close to me, I will go check it out.
     
  24. parish macrumors 65816

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    That makes sense, but...

    ...that assumes that the dual-cores will be available by then and, even if they are, that would have Apple 6-8 weeks behind the competition, many of whom have apready announced IB-based boxes and the chips are already in the stores.
     

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