The i5 MacBook Pros were going to be released today...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by star-fish, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. star-fish macrumors regular

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    They pulled them at the last minute (this morning). Whether that's because there were manufacturing issues with them or they didn't want to detract from the iPad's limelight I don't know. But I suspect the latter.
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    You say this like you have proof, I doubt you do.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    basis?
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Proof... that's all.
     
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  6. star-fish thread starter macrumors regular

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    The Apple resellers were given the information about what the cost prices of the current models would be dropped to, so they can change their prices and margins accordingly. This ALWAYS happens a couple of days before brand new models are released so they can sell old ones. The information was sent out on 25th January.

    This morning, got an email saying that actually they weren't dropping the cost prices but they would honour the prices they'd quoted for the rest of the week. Doesn't happen unless they've pulled something. Obviously resellers love it because they get a higher margin.
     
  7. oman83 macrumors newbie

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    I'm curious as to what the drop in price would be on the old models?
    Care to share Star Fish?
     
  8. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Can we get a screen shot of said emails?
     
  9. celticpride678

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    OK. So, where's your proof of that. Sounds made up to me...:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  10. gri macrumors 6502a

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    Did that include the MBA??!!
     
  11. star-fish thread starter macrumors regular

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    I can't tell you the exact figures, partly because I don't want to get fired and partly because I don't know them - they were changed on the work system and I didn't look when I had the chance, and now they've changed them back again. I will ask tomorrow if I can.

    But the 17" ones were scheduled to have big write downs, some fairly good ones on the 15", and some minor drops to the 13". At a guess I'd say 17" was down $200ish for 500GB hard drive and 2.8GHz processor.

    No.
     
  12. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Conveniently fired.... sorry, but I can't quite believe on your word because we are on the Internet, anything is possible (including made up stories). So I need a proof (a picture or screenshot) of said emails or said markdowns
     
  13. Guilfox macrumors member

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    Is this really ironic...

    "The ironic thing is that I have a job most Apple fanboys and girls would die for...and I don't really care"

    Sorry to be a pedant but I don't see the irony in this situation unless it was a job you initially felt like you would have died for to get. Anyhow back to topic....

    Shame about the i5 MBPs. I have just convinced my wife I need to upgrade my 2.2 MBP which truth be told is still absolutely fine for my day to day computing.
     
  14. star-fish thread starter macrumors regular

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    I hope you realise I'm taking a big risk posting this for some random strangers on the Internet.
     
  15. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Take that off man- it's not worth it. If people do not want to believe you then they don't have to. I believe you and from looking at your signature it looks like you work at Apple. I don't want you to get in trouble, and once its on the net, it can be reproduced faster than you think.
     
  16. MattZani macrumors 68030

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  17. star-fish thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah you're right. I don't work at Apple but I work for them.

    I'm removing it now
     
  18. frogger2020 macrumors regular

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    He doesn't work for apple. Why would apple use microsoft outlook?
     
  19. wotanub macrumors newbie

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    I saw it. So how much longer do you think the wait is? I need a laptop bad.
     
  20. star-fish thread starter macrumors regular

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    Apple people use MS stuff just like MS people use Apple stuff. You use whatever you're told.

    No idea, they work on a 'need to know' basis. Presumably not in the very very near future.
     
  21. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Good idea.
    When ever it comes out, it comes out.
     
  22. Andy348 macrumors 6502

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    Hmm..

    [SARCASM]Any mod wanna hook us up with an IP? Tracing it could lead to some fun results :) [/SARCASM]

    ...edited for those who completely missed the meaning.
     
  23. star-fish thread starter macrumors regular

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    :rolleyes: Well that's the last time I ever do anything nice for anyone.

    Don't think you'll find it fun at all considering I'm not currently located in the US. Sorry to disappoint.
     
  24. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    What is your freaking problem? Who is asking you to believe him, or even be on this thread anyways? You don't need to do a background check just because you don't believe him.
     
  25. MacOphileNYC macrumors newbie

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    Proof

    I don't need to see proof from star-fish - this is a rumors site after all and gaining factual info would just spoil the fun...
     

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