Should I wait for 2017 MacBook Pro?

mrtemp

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I need a new MacBook Pro within the next month or two. Should I wait for the 2017 model?
 

Mr. Dee

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If you need a new MacBook Pro next month, then the current 2016 model is your only option. Apple likely won't upgrade the MacBook Pro until October/November as mentioned. If they do update any of the Macs between now and fall, it will likely be the 12 inch MacBook.
 

dwfaust

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I need a new MacBook Pro within the next month or two. Should I wait for the 2017 model?

Buy what you need when you need it. If you need a computer now, then now is the best time to buy. Nothing has been announced, so there's really nothing to wait for... if you are waiting for the next, best computer available, you will always be waiting... something new, something better is always just around the next corner... so again, the best advice is to buy what you need when you need it.

And if you don't need it now, there's no reason to buy now.
 

Fishrrman

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OP wrote:
"I need a new MacBook Pro within the next month or two. Should I wait for the 2017 model?"

If there is to be a "2017" MacBook Pro, we'll probably see it in October or November.

How does this fit into your plans?
 

jackoatmon

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it's not possible to give recommendations without knowing the use case

it's like, guys should i buy a pair of size 32 pants with 28" leg seam in blue?

like i dunno man what size is your waste and what colour is your shirt?
 

Matt Leaf

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The way I see it, anyone content with 2016 models specs might as well pick up a 2015 model. If you're not happy with the specs I'd wait, because currently the 2016 isn't a huge improvement over the 2015. Once it hits 32gb and Kaby Lake that gap will be increased significantly and then it'll be a no-brainer to grab the 2017/2018.
 
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alpi123

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How do you guys know that the next update is coming in fall? Why not in June? Even if it's only like cpu upgrade, or the possibility to use 32gb ram
 

Samuelsan2001

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The way I see it, anyone content with 2016 models specs might as well pick up a 2015 model. If you're not happy with the specs I'd wait, because currently the 2016 isn't a huge improvement over the 2015. Once it hits 32gb and Kaby Lake that gap will be increased significantly and then it'll be a no-brainer to grab the 2017/2018.

Unless weight and size, P3 colour gamut, far better graphics options, better speakers, a 2TB storage option and USBC/TB3 are important to you , in which case the 2016 is a massive step up. Not everything is about CPU and masses of RAM you know.
 
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fokmik

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yes wait for the kaby lake, 4k codec will save a lot of battery, probably price cut, probably no issue at all after the 1st gen. Apple will probably apply the same marketing decision,like they did with the 2nd gen macbook. They left some empty spaces inside to fill with more battery. So second gen MBP will probably get you 10h without any problems with light usage
 

Samuelsan2001

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There won't be a new MBP in that time frame so the answer to your question is no there is nothing to wait for.
 

Eason85

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Intel accidentally leaked a ULV quad-core multi-threaded CPU on gfxbench a few days ago. Extremely promising for laptops like Apple's 13-inch notebook. However, I would be shocked if that chip made it in time for september (for apple, I'm sure PC notebooks will be using it by then) --more likely 2018 for macbooks.
 

muratura

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I would flip a coin. I'll help you and choose the side: tails :D

In other news, the Kaby refresh is going to be minor in performance. Maybe battery life is improved as well as a small price cut. The kinks and problems of the 1st gen will be fixed in a higher percentage as well.
If you really need it now buy it, otherwise wait
 

jackoatmon

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How do you guys know that the next update is coming in fall?


supply chain rumours and intel's product release cycles

i mean usually – it just doesn't seem like a chip is going to come out that soon that could improve upon what's been done so far

the current machine is just literally the top of the line, so the line has to go up before they can make the guts better
 

ZapNZs

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The 2017 model MacBook Pro might not be released until 2019. When it is released in 2019, Apple may decide to remove the screen, speakers, keyboard, trackpad, and power supply to give it ultra portability, which might not meet your needs.

Both the 2015 and 2016 MacBook Pros are outstanding computers, and there is quite a lot of good pricing to go around currently...
 

MrGuder

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This news article today just brought 10,000 more views to the upcoming live WWDC feed on June 5th lol...great that means video will be buffering big time....
 
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Wonder Warthog

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"I need a new Mac right now, should I wait for a rumoured model nobody knows whether it's even a thing?"

Erm, really? You ask us that?

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