That possible MacBook update...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mrjaja, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. mrjaja macrumors newbie


    Aug 24, 2007
    I've been planning to get a lovely, gleaming MacBook when Leopard comes out for quite a while.

    But as you know, there's a rumour that the MacBook could be updated. They say it could be a simple speed bump, or a overhaul with an aluminium body. In addition, MacTactic says that the MacBook is nearing a possible update (it's 86% through it's lifecycle from the day of posting).

    But do you think I should wait for the possible update, or just get one when Leopard is released?

    Thanks a million in advance :)
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
  3. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
  4. pieseller macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2007

    cos if an update does appear, for the rest of your macbooks life you will wish you had waited a month or two to get the new one. you say you have been waiting a while, so another month is not going to make much difference. its what im doing. holding out for the update on the MB
  5. portuglish08 macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2007

    If I were you, I would wait, That's what I'm doing. I'm going to switch from PC to Mac, but I'm waiting for the Mac's to be upgraded. Like the guy said above, if you buy now, when :apple: upgrades in a month or whenever, you will look at you macbook and think, "should I have waited?" Unless you truly need it right now, I would wait, and you might get a redesigned or upgraded macbook! Hopefully a redesigned macbook, that's what I'm looking forward to!
  6. AppleAddict! macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2007
    I am in the same boat but, if they have the same yellowing as the MBP count me out, Think I will buy the current model, as I really think the new imac is fugly and I hope it does not happen to the Macbook.
  7. dranakin macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2005
    So, can we safely assume that if there isn't a refresh of the Macbooks in November, we'll most likely see a redesign in January?
  8. jbstew32 macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2007
    personally I'd wait, especially if I didn't need it right away.

    just remember there will ALWAYS be something better coming out, so don't make yourself crazy waiting for the best time to buy. Sometimes you just have to make the jump and do it.
  9. mrjaja thread starter macrumors newbie


    Aug 24, 2007
    Thanks for your advice everyone! :)

    I've noticed that some websites and blogs are saying that Leopard will be the last major product announcement of 2007, and that a possible MacBook update won't be announced until MacWorld next year.

    Also, someone else on an other thread regarding the possibility of aluminium MacBooks says:
    And he's got a good point, but anything could happen...

    Thanks a million once again, greatly appreciated! :)
  10. scientia macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2007
    I'm trying to figure out the same thing mrjaja. I'm a windows user that's fed up and ready to make the switch.

    Would apple do a small upgrade like the speed bump and chipset, and then just a couple months later do a complete overhaul?

    I guess I'm trying to figure out do I wait a month or do I wait a few months? :confused:
  11. bentls macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2007
    well, the thing you have to consider here is, you are never "stuck" with a mac.

    As I have found out recently, portable macs keep they're value really well - I've just sold my iBook G4 on ebay for just short of 350.

    So - personally what I am going to do is buy macbook on leopard release date, and sell if we do get an update soon enough (or indeed when I'm ready) ^_^

    Cant keep waiting, have to dive in at some point!

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