rMBP: When will there be an update?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dsah, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. dsah macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2012
    Is there any evidence to suggest that the price of the rMBP will be reduced by Apple within the next few months? I know that eventually the price of the MacBook will go down but when and by how much?
  2. dkersten macrumors 6502a

    Nov 5, 2010
    No, at the very least a year but most likely a few. There is always the possible 13in rMBP that would be cheaper, most likely $1599 starting
  3. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2011
    Don't expect a price drop so soon. I would doubt there would be a price drop at the next refresh.
  4. fleawannabe macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2011
    Apple never really has price drops, they just bump up the specs and charge the same price.
  5. Zeov macrumors 6502a


    Apr 1, 2011
  6. twietee macrumors 603


    Jan 24, 2012
    Don't know why you put your focus on the price (I agree that it'll keep that point for a longer time)?
    I'd guess 'early' 2013. As we are right in the middle of an update cycle, I find the question about the future rMBP quite legitimate and interesting. Maybe this should be another thread, but what do you people expect from the rev. B spec-wise?
  7. dsah thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2012
    I guess that is how they come to be worth north of $700 billion.
  8. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    One things for sure, the next rMBP will be a big improvement & the one to have.
  9. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
  10. bogatyr macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2012
    Well, if you add the same features to the cMBP the retina price is a steal.
  11. tullnd macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2012
    Can't really tell cause we don't know what the next update will be. We all assume Haswell will be out for a 1 year anniversary processor update. If the rumors end up true, Haswell will run quite a bit cooler...but will be physically larger. Space is the real enemy and is what drives costs in the rMBP.

    Haswell running cooler and using a little less power could provide enough space reclamation to fit 2GB of video ram in though. Then have to see what GPU is available with a low thermal load and hopefully a smaller die size than the 650M that's there today.

    Assuming they can save on space, I wouldn't be surprised if the next update also included maybe a $100 price drop along with the processor and GPU refresh. Nothing huge, but just a small drop to bring it more inline with the cost of the classics. Figuring they'll eventually drop the cMBP line anyways and be able to consolidate production(which will lower costs more), that'll be when you first see a significant price drop.

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