Quote from an Apple Store employee

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Quicksilver867, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. Quicksilver867 macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2007
    So I needed something to do, and I decided to stop by the local Apple store to get my fix of Appleness. Some people are speculating tomorrow for an MB update, so I asked an employee about a timeframe.

    This is exactly what was said:

    Quicksilver: "I'm looking for a 15" Macbook Pro for school, but Apple's still running the Core 2 Duo 9600GT setups...I know there are some i5s and i7s in laptops out there, and I'm gonna hold out till I see something like that..."

    Apple employee: "I don't personally know anything, and they [Apple] don't give us any forewarning about them. However, and I'm not even supposed to tell you this, check websites like MacRumors and get a feel from what they're talking about there, I mean that's what I do"

    I got a good chuckle afterward :D

    :apple: 2/16 baby, let's see it
  2. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

    Gabriel GR

    Jul 12, 2009
    Athens, Greece
    Much better than feeding you some BS in a genius manner.
  3. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000


    Nov 14, 2008
    Not really sure why people think apple store employees know anything about such things.
  4. Rhino420 macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2010
    yesterday i got from a mac employee was in a robot like voice " we don't know about future products " and smiled and moved on to the next person in line waiting for the genius bar ha ha
  5. iLMAO macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2010
  6. Hellishness macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    +1. i don't blame the apple store employee. he knows less/as much as we do. depending on how much he reads on the internet.
  7. Quicksilver867 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2007
    I'm not blaming anybody...where did that idea come up?

    I just thought I'd ask, hell...anything is worth a try at this point.
  8. badpinoy macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2007
    I'm telling you guys Apple Employees that work at the brick and motor stores are at the bottom of the totem pole. They do not know anything about when products are released. I think they'll get products in like 3-5 days before they are released so they employees can start to look over features and specs. So when people have questions they are able to answer them. But other than that Apple does not want them to know much of anything and why would they. If they told their employees everything then the sales would come to a dead halt weeks before new products are released. I think you'll start to see pictures of shipments leak before you see a release.
  9. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2009
    St. Louis, MO
    I think that is the case for new products like the iPad and iPhone (1st gen). But there is not much to learn for a spec bump, they probably receive boxes with "do not open until" stamped.

    Can anyone who works/used to work at an Apple store elaborate on how and when spec bumped products come in?
  10. moocat macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2010
    Norman, OK
    Apple store employees always tell me that they find out the same day the shipments arrive at their store... guys we have to go after the truckers who deliver this stuff: they are the ones who will know. Anyone want to go to the truckstop with me and trade "favors" for information on new MBP's? ;)
  11. cmanbrazil macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2010
    no way its going to be tomorrow and nothing leaked worldwide. Their not willi wonka.:D
  12. SecretAsianMan macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    The truckers won't know. You'd be better off bothering the people at retailers' corporate offices. Some data entry henchperson had to create those dummy SKUs.
  13. fibrizo macrumors 6502


    Jan 23, 2009
    or is he? (couldn't resist)

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  14. Blue Sun macrumors 6502a

    Feb 11, 2009
    LOL, he is a bit like Willy Wonka isn't he?
    I want a golden ticket...
  15. NeuralControl macrumors 6502a

    Dec 3, 2009
    Mac Specialists and the Genii do not have any knowledge of upcoming products. Occasionally you will encounter the Apple employee who will slyly direct you to MacRumors. It is always fun dealing with those guys.
  16. iSee macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2004
    Not sure what's sad about giving out good advice.

    Basically the best anyone can do who isn't in Steve Jobs' inner circle, is to follow the macrumors Buyer's Guide.
  17. Tanegashima macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2009
    So... what???

    Maybe he/she is here and can quote my post and tell us when Arrendale is out...
  18. CBedo macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2010
    If this is true about them getting new products 3-5 days in advance, then the above mentioned apple guy (the one who said to look at this site) either is a helluva liar, or we're definitely not getting an update tomorrow (or the store guys are really good at hiding inventory).
  19. stgben macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2007
    As someone pointed out earlier, there is no reason for them to get a simple refresh 3-5 days before launch. It would only make sense for becoming familiarized with a new product like the iPad.
  20. Quicksilver867 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2007
    I'm with you on that. I don't see why they would have to become familiar with something that isn't a totally new type of product. Sure, the specs will be different, but at least the general hierarchy will still be there. There will still be good, better and best macbook pros.
  21. PacMookBro macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2007
    Probably the guy whom you talked to at Apple Store is reading this right now. :D
  22. Gen macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2008
    There should be a "check macrumors.com" sign at all Apple stores.
  23. 6-0 Prolene macrumors 6502

    Feb 11, 2010
    I wouldn't be surprised if Apple Store employees all sign NDA's too. I'd be shocked if they didn't guard the little info they get as if their jobs depended on it because their jobs probably DO depend on it.

    Even if that guy had a brand new i7 MBP in the break room, s/he probably wouldn't risk leaking anything.
  24. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    You mean they don't all hang out at Steve's house on the weekend?:confused:

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