Return of the 17" MBP ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by whitedragon101, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. whitedragon101 macrumors 6502a

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    When the 15" rMBP was introduced Apple quietly axed the 17" MBP many said due to poor sales. However, it did still make a profit of a few million. I think the reason for its disappearance was not wholly due to its low sales.

    To produce a 15" MBP and a 15"rMBP they needed 2 production lines for the 15" instead of 1. Now they are introducing a 13" rMBP alongside the 13"MBP. Thats 4 production lines. Perhaps the low sales of the 17" meant they axed it as 5 production lines was beyond the pale.

    By the next re-design (2015) it may be time for the standard MBP to go and the rMBP to take its place. This will mean only 2 production lines again instead of 4. Perhaps the 17" may return then to fanfares as if its been discovered all over again.
     
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  3. procrastinasn macrumors regular

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    One does not simply forget airs!
     
  4. whitedragon101 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Forget airs?
     
  5. karsten macrumors 6502a

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    interesting thinking. could have some element of truth to it. could you imagine a 17" retina? omg. maybe they had to get the process figured out first before taking on a larger screen. then after that the retina iMac, then the ATD.
     
  6. whitedragon101 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thats what I'm hoping too :)
     
  7. procrastinasn macrumors regular

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    mba?
     
  8. vpro macrumors 65816

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    My sweet seventeen!

    I thought they were coming out with a 15 inch air with retina, as the start of the retina display revolution for AIRS. Which would have made a little more sense than what this BS they pulled, I was so excited because if that were the case; they would definitely refresh and bring out a new 17" MBP. NOPE! They disgusted the lot of us, but we are still strong and productive with our true MBP's the sweet seventeen.
     

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