Updates to MacBook Pro soon?

stringerhye

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It seems unlikely but with the release of new iPads and iMacs do we think there's a chance of even a spec bump to new MacBook Pros soon? I just purchased a 13" on sale through Best Buy so I'm hoping there's more time still until the next upgrade.
 

linxy33

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i think we are going to have a pro event focused on the new macbook pro and Mac Pro + display very soon.

Apple is surprising us all right now.. it could even be out tomorrow for all we know.. and the chance of that happening just went up considering there isn't much left for them to update this year.
 

leman

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There is nothing to update it with... and won’t be until Intel releases their 10mn CPUs
 

linxy33

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There is nothing to update it with... and won’t be until Intel releases their 10mn CPUs
i beg to differ -

Apple isnt going to wait till intel finally gets their act straight with 10nm and by that time it might be 2021. Apple is better off releasing a 9th gen + a new design to handle the thermals.. They wont sell a crippled machine for 2 years - the only reason other machines have gone that long is they works as expected; maybe not perfect but they worked
 

leman

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Apple isnt going to wait till intel finally gets their act straight with 10nm and by that time it might be 2021. Apple is better off releasing a 9th gen + a new design to handle the thermals.. They wont sell a crippled machine for 2 years - the only reason other machines have gone that long is they works as expected; maybe not perfect but they worked
Why would they redesign a perfectly working chassis just because Coffee Lake runs weird clock configurations? It does not make any sense at all.
 

linxy33

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Why would they redesign a perfectly working chassis just because Coffee Lake runs weird clock configurations? It does not make any sense at all.
Have you not seen all the issues with the 2018s?
 

stringerhye

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Have you not seen all the issues with the 2018s?
I think there are other technologies to consider besides CPUs. Although it would be strange to release an update without an updated CPU. But I do believe that FaceID, smaller bezels, etc... would warrant a redesign.
 
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For the non-touchbar model that's not been updated since WWDC 2017, I would say there is a slim to middling chance of one appearing alongside a 12" MacBook at some point (only a chip bump, mind you). For the touchbar models, there's a rumoured redesign, so likely WWDC or an October Mac event.
 
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linxy33

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I think there are other technologies to consider besides CPUs. Although it would be strange to release an update without an updated CPU. But I do believe that FaceID, smaller bezels, etc... would warrant a redesign.
THANK YOU.

Because to be fair a properly cooled V20 machine with an i9 that really hits 4+ ghz... would be incredible.
 

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What has surprised me is that the Apple Store didn't really go down for the updates to the iPads and the iMacs. I would love it if they introduced new MacBook Pros tomorrow morning. What was also surprising is that we didn't get far more intel on the iPads and iMacs. Is Apple able to get better security now? I don't expect to buy a new MacBook Pro anytime soon but Apple could very well introduce a product to get me to change my mind. Of course I'd wait until a teardown and to see how reliable the systems are (keyboard, speakers, T2 (or T3), display, etc).

They could do AirPods tomorrow or something else too.
 

linxy33

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What has surprised me is that the Apple Store didn't really go down for the updates to the iPads and the iMacs. I would love it if they introduced new MacBook Pros tomorrow morning. What was also surprising is that we didn't get far more intel on the iPads and iMacs. Is Apple able to get better security now? I don't expect to buy a new MacBook Pro anytime soon but Apple could very well introduce a product to get me to change my mind. Of course I'd wait until a teardown and to see how reliable the systems are (keyboard, speakers, T2 (or T3), display, etc).

They could do AirPods tomorrow or something else too.

This gave me hope and one can dream right - we may very well see the new macbook pro design this week. They might keep the specs. have a redesigned machine. and come out with new specs in 2020. So effectively 2019 is just a redesign.
 

leman

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Have you not seen all the issues with the 2018s?
The 2018 has its share of issues but one thing it doesn't have are issues with performance. It runs as intended and as designed. People who complain that gaming laptops run same hardware faster should just get one of those gaming laptops and stop spreading half-baked truths.
 

linxy33

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The 2018 has its share of issues but one thing it doesn't have are issues with performance. It runs as intended and as designed. People who complain that gaming laptops run same hardware faster should just get one of those gaming laptops and stop spreading half-baked truths.
please post a link here next time you see the i9 running at 4.8 ghz.
 

leman

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please post a link here next time you see the i9 running at 4.8 ghz.
Please post a link that says that it should :D

You are being misled by Intel's marketing dep. They never guarantee that the CPU can maintain those frequencies for any reasonable amount of time or even reach it. The small print says that Thermal Velocity Boost is only achievable if the CPU's temperature stays under 50C (which is already ridiculous) and even then it's only an ultra short duration boost. At those frequencies the CPU is already consuming over 90Watts of power. It's completely unrealistic scenario in a laptop, unless we are talking about a gaming monster that has better cooling than a desktop computer. TVB is a gimmick feature that only exists to make the i9 look better on paper.

For all intends and purposes, the i9-8950HK is a 4.6Ghz CPU (single max turbo boost). And I routinely see it boost to 4.4-4.5 Ghz when running burst workflows, which means its operating as intended.
 
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Super Special Improved Touch Bar, for only an additional $500USD.

What's new & improved, you ask? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ You gotta pay to play at this level, folks.
 
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