Sept. Macbooks realistic speculation

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Phi143, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. Phi143 macrumors newbie

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    I just want to know how these updates usually happen.

    1) Will Apple release any information about what’s going on? (If they are releasing anything, what you might see, when they will have more information... ect.)
    2) The proposed "update" is supposed to be out within a month. So will that be a press conference announcing a new product/updated product that will be coming out, a couple weeks/months down the road?
    3) OR will it be a "surprise! It’s here, and we are selling them now" kind of situation?

    I will be buying a new MB by Sept. 29th regardless but I’m hoping for a brand-new one. :D
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    apple's never held any sort of press event for the macbook, even when it was all-new, replacing the aging ibook. i would expect more of the same and, as well, no forward information until the day of release.
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    We don't know.

    Apple is likely to hold a special event, invitation-only for the media. The only advance notice will be a teaser image and tagline on the invitation about a week to ten days prior to the event. The past couple of years, these have been music-focused events in September. It's looking like September 9th may be the day and we'll see new iPod nanos and touches, as well as new iTunes.

    The computers are a different story. If the typical pattern is followed, they will appear with no advance notice, probably on a Tuesday. There may be solid rumors in the days leading up to the release, but Apple will not say anything officially.

    However, if there is a significant redesign of the computers as some are suggesting, Apple may include them in the special event introduction, or even hold a second special event I suppose. But my guess is that they'll silently release them some Tuesday morning in late September.
     
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I would agree. I doubt they would want to draw attention to the fact that they're updating their computers right after the surge of back-to-school sales.
     
  5. Alx9876 macrumors 6502a

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    If Apple doesn't release the new Macbooks until October-November then I am buying an iMac soon.

    If the new Macbooks come out in September with no LED screen then I will buy an iMac instead.

    Either way I might buy the iMac now and the new Macbook in a few months or at the end of September. I just can't wait another month. I can't. I've been waiting since June for something to happen and the money I have saved since then till now is well into the thousands already.

    I will hold out until the 9th Max. After that I'm pulling the trigger on a 2.8 ghz 24 inch iMac.:confused::)
     
  6. archi17 macrumors regular

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    I think it will be like, wake up one September morning, turn on the news, they briefly say something about apples new ipods (not sure if they do in the US but they usually say something in Australia) then we will all hurry off to macrumors.com and there will be new macbooks and macbook pros and new iPods. It will be fun
     
  7. Amoeba macrumors newbie

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    Will it be similar to the iPhone, with a release then a purchase date?
     
  8. *Sandy* macrumors 6502

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    Now they say MBP not MB ???? Which I can see.
     
  9. Mackan macrumors 65816

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    I wonder what stays... the combo drive or the old CCFL screen. They will have to make the base model suck somehow.
     
  10. *Sandy* macrumors 6502

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    I like the old screen, much better then My MBP screen, dont think the ambient Keyboard lights will make it for the MB.
     
  11. Tensakun macrumors 6502

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    Ah, September fantasies...

    He he! It'll be just like Christmas morning, with that shiny bike and cool field drum. :) Then Daddy Steve will take another swig outa the Jim Beam bottle, smack you on the side of the head, and yell, "But ya gotta wait till late November for your friggin' MacBook!" :(
     
  12. christiemp macrumors regular

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    I'm going to be mad if this taking so long forces me to buy a current model. Apple is making me very unhappy as of late.
     
  13. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    it's usually available to order the day it's announced. sometimes it's even available to purchase in-store the same day of announcement.
     

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