Upcoming revision of Macbook Pro 13"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by twiggy0, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. twiggy0 macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know of any rumors on the next release of the Macbook Pro 13"? I searched macrumors to no avail. Is it expected to be a different design?

    Any information is welcomed.

    Cheers!
     
  2. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    I'm willing to bet it will be the same design, in a 13-inch form factor.
     
  3. twiggy0 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It just seems that it would make sense for Apple to remove the optical drive and make it thinner though? From past releases, is it expected to come out in like Q1, Q2 2013?
     
  4. Definitiøn macrumors newbie

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    There was just a revision back in June so there won't be a revision until mid 2013 in regards to a regular 13 inch MacBook Pro.
     
  5. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    I meant it will keep the same design of the rMBP, but in a 13-inch form factor, lol.
     
  6. twiggy0 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I barely consider the last revision a revision.... At least compared to the 15". Oh well.

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    Ah, ok. That makes much more sense. Yeah I'm hoping for that as well.
     
  7. LeeM macrumors 6502a

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    i doubt it will get mega thin like the retina or it will pretty much render the air obsolete
     
  8. Alameda macrumors 6502a

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    If they lose the optical drive and have flash-only storage, it will be thinner.
     
  9. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    It will still be heavier and most likely more expensive than the Air.
     
  10. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    If they had a 13" rMBP, here would that leave the MBA? They might decide to keep the 13" non-retina to keep the DVD drive or for other reasons. A 13" rMBP would seriously overlap a 13" MBA.
     
  11. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Well, we knew this time was coming.

    It will be interesting to see what Apple does to keep both models different enough to command different prices let alone 2 different target markets. Not sure if more ports and a faster CPU will be enough.

    1.) Get rid of the Air: Ouch.

    2.) Get rid of the MBP: Double-Ouch. :eek:

    Disclaimer: I haven't been right about anything Apple has ever done so I've learned to call it both ways.
     
  12. aircanman macrumors 6502

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    The MBP design will be with us for a couple of years yet, remove the optical and you get a MBA. There has just been a minor revision update, nothing now until next year.
     
  13. HishamAkhtar macrumors 6502a

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    The only thing that makes me consider the fact that maybe a 13 inch rMBP is on the way is that most BIG changes in the MBP line occur in the 15 inch and then make their way onto the 13 inch (and 17 when it was around) a couple of months later.

    Also as others mentioned above, the current 13 inch MBP was left relatively untouched and definitely needs 1) a better screen 2) SSD integration and 3) design updates/OD removal/thickness to shed
     
  14. yanksrock100 macrumors 6502a

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    I think that they will update the MBP 13 to the retina design soon. In 2008, they redesigned the MBP's to the aluminum unibody we have today. In early '08, they updated the 15 and 17 inch. In October, the updated the 13 inch to the unibody design. I believe the same will happen this year.
    This October, the 13 inch Macbook Pro will get retina, and the thin design, for about $1599.
    It will NOT replace the MBA, because the MBA will be thinner, and $400 less, without retina, based for consumers.
     
  15. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Your timeline is a bit off ;)

    They updated the 15" and 13" (called the Macbook then, not the Macbook Pro) to the Unibody design in October 2008. The 17" stayed at the old design until early 2009.

    Agreed on everything else though :)
     
  16. HishamAkhtar macrumors 6502a

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    Apple followed a similar strategy when they switched from PowerBooks to MacBooks. I really doubt they'll hold off on releasing a 13 inch rMBP considering that'll be their bread and butter model.
     
  17. Definitiøn, Aug 17, 2012
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  18. yanksrock100 macrumors 6502a

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    This. Apple would make a lot from the 13 rMBP, it would basically be the flagship Mac. I can't see them waiting till 2013.
     
  19. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    and how much more would a retina screen cost for a 13" MBP?
     
  20. ducatiti macrumors 6502a

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    I would think around $1599 like what the others have mentioned.
     
  21. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a

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    I think they could easily release a retina 13" MBP and not cut the air's sales. The r13 may need a dGPU; Haswell's iGPU may be able to handle the pixels, but I'm not sure Ivy Bridge can keep up adequately. That would put it in a different product class, and make it finally be a "pro" laptop as the name implies.

    So either they wait for Haswell to do a retina 13 or use the space saved by ditching the optical drive and moving to flash to include a moderate dGPU. The product would be more expensive, more powerful and thicker than the air (maybe drop the price of the Air a bit for good measure) so it would fill a different niche. I could see Apple using the 13" air as their new entry laptop and the Pro as a step up between the Air and the 15" rMBP. Maybe $1100 for the Air, $1500-1600 for the 13" rMBP and then the current 15" rMPB at $2100. Probably more expensive on all sides though :rolleyes:

    Just speculation of course, but I can dream.
     
  22. yanksrock100 macrumors 6502a

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    Anywhere from $1500-1700, I'm guessing.
     

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