I don't understand why people want to know if the 15 inch is going to be refresh. The new 16'' will most likely be the same size as the 15'' but just with a stretched, bigger display, and a better design maybe.
You are confusing different technologies as the same thing. There are LED backlit LCD panels, and IPS is an LCD panel type (like TN, VA, etc)LCD panel? why not LED or IPS? has there been a change in LCD to move back to that tech?
The top end non-BTO 15" starts with 16GB of RAM and 512 SSD at $2600. I can't imagine they would deviate too far from that. This is still an LCD screen, not OLED. It can also fit in roughly the same case, just smaller bezels, so I can't imagine they'd have a huge price pressure to skimp on other components, a 256GB, that wouldn't be a huge problem, 128 would be an insult. We'll see what else might be added, I guess, but right now, I'd bet its that top 15 model with a 16 screen and not much else, for about 3K. That would be a $400 increase, or about 15%. That all sounds about right."The supply chain industry reportedly expects the laptop to start at around $3,000, with Apple positioning it between the iMac and iMac Pro as a portable option for users with pro needs."
So the starting price seems ok and just based on current line up...i just hope that doesnt come with 128ssd...maybe starting with 512 as default
This is why I'm holding on to my 2012 cMBP for as long as I can. It's bulkier than the new ones, but knowing I can replace pretty much any component if/when it fails, that is reassuring.I know this is wishful thinking on my part, but it would be cool if Apple made its Macbooks modular again (i.e., add my own RAM, SSD, battery, etc...). To me, modularity was a very appealing quality of Macbooks from back in the day...
That's an absurd exaggeration.Every feature of the MacBook Pro that made it such a stand-out machine a decade ago has been removed or degraded. At this point Apple has a long way to go to restore the model to something deserving of premium pricing. A 16” display is a good start, but it’s just a start.
It seems way too early for another refresh. If this is true, I image that this year's earlier refreshes were just to give a little speed bump.
Working in a corporate environment, my main concern is that October release means they would require Catalina and that is way too soon for us to have it certified for use here.
I had actually thought that the recent refreshes meant we were safe until next year.
Might have to stock up on the current 15" models before then.
Highly unlikely, IMHO.Of course, the 15-inch model could come later.
How about 6 USB-C ports?If the new 16" MBP doesn't have the new scissor keyboard then most people will probably just hold until 2020. And for the love of God add more ports other then the 4 USB-C on this one.
While generally sage advice, I think folks will be balancing the risk of a brand new generation with the continuing concerns of the longevity of the current butterfly keyboard.
In addition to what I said above, Apple has a good reputation for offering extended warranties for manufacturing defects. So even someone who does not opt for AppleCare may be able to get first generation issues fixed under warranty after year one.I think his reminder still stands. To me, the “1st gen product” concern isn’t that you won’t like it after 14 days or that it will have a manufacturing defect appear within 1 year. For me it’d be more longevity concerns, and for Gen2 to have significant improvements based on feedback/experience with the new form factor.
I'm wondering this as well. It would be awesome to get a 7 mm Navi GPU, but I'm not sure if it's realistic for that to be ready by October. Perhaps a slightly more powerful Vega might be more realistic.i wonder what best dGPU from amd can fit this 16" mb?
ALL portable, high performance portable devices in a slim package will throttle, so that's not really the question we should be asking. The real question is will it throttle more or less than similarly svelte products?Will they throttle?
That's a bit depressing, but I think you're probably right on. Larger screen size, new keyboard, brand new MacBook redesign, maybe an additional port or two, maybe a very modest performance increase over the closest spec 15", and Apple could easily get away with pricing it at $2,999.The top end non-BTO 15" starts with 16GB of RAM and 512 SSD at $2600. I can't imagine they would deviate too far from that. This is still an LCD screen, not OLED. It can also fit in roughly the same case, just smaller bezels, so I can't imagine they'd have a huge price pressure to skimp on other components, a 256GB, that wouldn't be a huge problem, 128 would be an insult. We'll see what else might be added, I guess, but right now, I'd bet its that top 15 model with a 16 screen and not much else, for about 3K. That would be a $400 increase, or about 15%. That all sounds about right.