The unofficial "I'm Waiting for Arrandale" thread... part i5

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  1. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3
    Part 4

    Feel free to post legitimate speculation. If you feel somebody is intentionally trolling or posting misleading information, please report the post. I'll also report the header from the previous thread.


    Please keep the following in mind:

    Clearly people are itching for a new MacBook Pro. However in the past few weeks there have been numerous threads and posts posting deliberately false and misleading information.

    Please take a look at numbers 4 and 5:

    Going forward, please report any such posts and they will be dealt with accordingly.

    Unless you have a relevant link from a reputable site, do not make threads stating that tomorrow is Tuesday (we all have access to a calendar) or that the Apple store is up (it generally is).
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Part i5. I love it. One might consider that trolling. :D
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Let the groaning begi....err, continue. Hopefully we don't make it all the way up to i7...
  4. Harry.yrraH macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2010
    Thanks Panda.

    How many posts is this now?

    Anyway quick question. If the standard HDD would become 500gb for the new mbp's would the SSD option drop in price at all?

    Well im asking really is the SSD option price different from when the current MBPs were released?
  5. der Sam macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2010
    we'll be here for part i7 for sure... anyway: maybe april would be a better choice, since the new fiscal year starts then. this delay is definitely involuntary.
  6. niuniu macrumors 68020


    Mar 29, 2009
    A man of the people. The right sort of people.
    I gave up near the end of thread 3. Has there been anything at all recently by way of speculation that was worth noting? [title is win!]
  7. oldgeezers940 macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2010
    What are you saying you believe? that April is a better choice, or that the delay is involuntary. if the delay is involuntary then they aren't choosing april. and if they choose april, the delay isn't involuntary...
  8. gfiz macrumors 6502


    Dec 18, 2009
    Wow, won't say thanks anymore, don't want my post deleted...

    Anyway, got to thinking about this who "Tuesday" update thing...other than it being historically the day of the week, is there any rational reason why it has been Tuesdays in the past? Just Steve's favorite day of the week? Or was it some coincidence from different shows they did like MacWorld and just stick to it?

    And yes, I used MRoogle for "Tuesdays", got a couple thousand choices for "Why Tuesday updates?"...
  9. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    So, with the iPad being released in April, what was this Best Buy rumour that some guy's dad was a delivery driver for FedEx and delivered a box to Best Buy from Apple saying don't open until March 23rd..?
  10. wandrer2 macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2010
    Ah, we're still going strong!

    However, as I explained earlier, the previous thread should have been named i5. Since I is Roman for 1, and V is Roman for 5, and IV is Roman for 4, i5 = IV = 4.
  11. dpru macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2010
    Are weekends the new Tuesdays? :)

    - iPad availability announcement on a Friday (weekend)
    - iPad pre-order date on a Friday (weekend)
    - iPad availability date on a Saturday (weekend)

  12. Pleepleus macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2010
    Street SSD prices haven't really dropped at all in terms of price per GB so this is highly doubtful.
  13. der Sam macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2010
    i'm saying the delay is involuntary as in they would have released it in february, if they could. now that they are this close to the new fiscal year, i believe the macbooks might be ready soon, but due to the involuntary delay they might want to release them in april.
  14. gianly1985 macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2008
    I think tuesday is the best to get worldwide media coverage and get the most out of the week. Monday is too close to Sunday (if not Sunday night some where), people is sad, you can't (or it's difficult) deliver stuff o set up retail stores the night before, etc

    With Tuesday you get the whole week (or so) but you avoid the "summoning sickness" of Monday.
  15. applemike macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2008
    Since when was friday a weekend?? has someting changed recently???

    I still think they wont be available untill june, mainly bause of the GPU's and steam coming to the mac.

    Apple will want to get the GPU right for that! attract a whole new market

  16. Streethawk macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2010
    Manchester, UK
    Probably, it makes a lot of sense to release products on days when most people can get the stores and arent stuck in their workplace.
  17. der Sam macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2010
    especially if the product is crappy. meet ipad.

    the use of words like "magical" and "revolutionary" happens so inflationary at apple, that i believe guys are delusional over there.
  18. wandrer2 macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2010
    It may also be desirable to have this useful FAQ by RhymesWithSeven on the first page of these threads:


  19. Stewahn macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2010
    Haan, Germany - Maastricht, Netherlands
    fiscal year ends 26th of september:
  20. Apple.MBPro macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2010
  21. Sn0wball macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2009
    What is actually the point of these threads?

    No-one knows anything, no-one knows specifications, no-one knows prices, no-one knows of release dates, it's just all hot air.

    Yes, I'm waiting for Arrandale. What more is to be said, or could be said?
  22. oldgeezers940 macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2010
    Probably iPad sales floor material. ex: signs, displays, etc etc
  23. RhymesWithSeven macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2010
    Tuesdays are a great day.

    I'm stuck in meetings all day Monday, and :apple: probably is too...

    It allows product to be shipped to retail outlets via overnight courier if needed.

    Folks have settled into their week, and are prime for info.

    There's still lots of week left for action from consumers and reaction by analysts and news media. Talking points they can use all week long.
  24. der Sam macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2010
  25. 6-0 Prolene macrumors 6502

    Feb 11, 2010
    Why bother posting? Do you really think anyone is going to read your post and say "Wow, you're right. You've been right all along. Mods, please delete all these threads?"
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