RMBP Redesign

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kushp14, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. Kushp14 macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2010
    Hey, do you guys think the body of the rmbp 13/15 will be changing anytime soon? Since it just out less than a year ago , can we just expect minor spec upgrades like the one recently ? thanks
  2. BeeJee macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2011
    Long Island/North Jersey
    The classic MBP design has already been out for 5 years, I think it's safe to say that Retinas won't be resigned anytime soon
  3. Woodcrest64 macrumors 65816


    Aug 14, 2006
    Beejee is right. However Apple did redesign the 2013 retina's internally in terms of component layout. I can't find it now but they did do some internal changes, nothing though that has an impact on the end user or the exterior look of the Macbook though. I'm not referring to the newer processors but the layout of the actual components.

    I really can't see Apple changing the RMBP exterior physical design at all for some time.
  4. washburn macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2010
    There was a rumour that the next Air and Pro is going to be thinner because new parts allows for thinner keyboard/backlight

    I think Apple will redesign for lightness/thin at sooner time frames
  5. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Haswell is suppose to run cooler, but I think Apple more likely to keep the existing excellent design and put in more powerful components than before.
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    The design before the unibody goes all the way back to 2001. It was used up until late 2008.

    The current unibody design dates from 2008.

    So no, don't expect a new design for the next 5 years at the very least.
  7. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    If you look at apple's prior history, you'll see they tend to stick with a design for many, many years. Just look at the Mac Pro as evidence - it was first used for the G5.
  8. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    I saw that article about internal changes to the 2013 models, all it really said for sure is that the SSD and logic boards had different part numbers.

    I wouldn't expect any real changes, maybe minor changes to accommodate changes in logic board layout and to improve manufacturing techniques after a year of production experience with the new design.
  9. BeeJee macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2011
    Long Island/North Jersey
    So you agree.
  10. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Yes, I do, I was adding to the quoted post.
  11. Kushp14 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2010
    Yeah the one before was in 2008, so I don't expect the retinas to change , only for specs updates. The air may change since its body is from 2010. So it is ok to buy a retina now. Just wanted to know your opinions.
    Thanks !
  12. Commy1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2013
    I suspect that they Macbook Air will get a bit of a change based around the Haswell processor but that won't be for awhile yet.
  13. robvas macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2009
    They make revisions - look at the Air. It changed quite a bit from 2008 to 2010
  14. Fissure macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2010

    it's not gonna change for 3-4 years, probably more

    look on each side of your rMBP, at the ports. it can't much thinner without changing out all the port types

    my guess, the next MBP will be more of a tablet, iOS and OS X will converge
  15. abc123 macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2004
    If they can make it lighter/thinner I imagine they will. Though I think they are almost at the limit of thinness due to the ports, as mentioned above.

    The design of the Powerbook/MBP hasn't really evolved a great deal over the last 10 years. There are differences in a lot of the details but aesthetically the '03 powerbooks look very much like todays MBP still. If there are any changes to the design I'd expect them to be minimal as the aluminium case has become somewhat an icon of good consumer electronic design.

    A couple of years ago (pre 13" MBP) I was using my 12" powerbook in a lecture and one of the students asked me if it was some kind of new apple product ;)
  16. Ryan1524 macrumors 68000


    Apr 9, 2003
    Canada GTA
    They might squeeze in a touch panel into the retina.
  17. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008

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