So what does it mean when Apple "launches" a new product?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thcommj, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. thcommj macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2010
    Does it become available in store immediately?

    I'm waiting for the new MacBook Pro.
  2. Funkymonk macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2011
    They launch it into the air and watch it fall and break.

    Yes it is available immediately....
  3. axu539 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2010
    Normally, if it's a first gen product (like the first iPhone or the first iPad), Apple might announce it months beforehand, with actual availability being later. If the "launch" is an update to an existing product line (like the imminent MacBook Pro refresh), either the product just shows up in the store, or Apple has an event, then during the event the presenter says "available now." Apple can't afford to release the news too early, or sales of the current model will halt.

    So to answer your question, when the MacBook Pro gets updated, you should be able to order it the moment you hear the news.
  4. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2010
    North Yorkshire, UK
    I think, this time, they will be available immediately.
  5. thcommj thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2010
    That's very helpful, thank you. But I assume they won't be available at for a cheaper price until later?

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