Question has Apple ever updated Specs so Quickly before ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheRealAlex, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

    Sep 2, 2015
    Late 2016 just 7 months or so ago. We had the new Touchbar MacBook Pro a gimmic which made a lot of people purchase a high end device. But those of Use who dug deeper realized. That it lacked key features such as Skylake can not decode 10-bit HEVC or Stream 4K HDR, or worse yet even Output 4K HDR to monitors capable of displaying it.

    My questions asks has Apple ever updated so significantly Specs on a high end device ? I can't think of any myself.
  2. estabya macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2014
    They did something similar in 2013. The MacBook Pro line saw updates in February and October that year.
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    If your talking every device they sell then yes they have. 9 months is still more than other manufacturers in all fairness lol
  4. pmau macrumors 65816

    Nov 9, 2010
    iPad 3 March 7th, 2012
    iPad 4 October 23th, 2012
    Keynote introduction, Order and shipping was a little later.
  5. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    Two updates per year, following Intel's CPU release cycle was a norm for Apple between 2006 and 2013...

    Why are these key features? And what makes you say that Skylake can't output 4K HDR? And why do you assume that macOS will support Netflix DRM?
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    P.S. Ah, you are the "Netflix 4K HDR" guy. I should have guessed :rolleyes:
  6. vipergts2207, Jun 9, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2017

    vipergts2207 macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2009
    Columbus, OH
    The 2017 models don't do 4K HDR either.

    Which makes you wonder, why be concerned about 4K HDR when the MBP screen is neither 4K, nor HDR capable. Anyone who wants to do it right would have a 4K HDR TV with proper 5.1 (or more) surround sound. Just got a Sony XBR 900E this year, and it plus my surround sound setup would destroy anything a MBP could do. Additionally, MBP's use IPS displays and don't even have local dimming capability.
  7. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68020

    PBG4 Dude

    Jul 6, 2007
    Rev C iMac G5 users got destroyed when the first intel-powered iMacs were released 4 months later. That's probably the worst I know of. That's even worse than "the new iPad" iPad 3 because at least it wasn't left on a now-dead architecture.
  8. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    Well, its 4K for all practical purposes and its also has 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 colourspace, which makes it more "HDR" than most of the TV out there, so I don't know :)
  9. vipergts2207 macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2009
    Columbus, OH
    You're right, there are lots of bad "HDR" TV's out there.

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