Waiting for the 2018 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by benface, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. benface macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2012
    Who's with me?

    Hopefully we'll see:
    - Coffee Lake
    - 32 GB of DDR4 RAM
    - Battery improvements
    - Touch Bar improvements

    Possible release dates:
    - March 2018
    - WWDC 2018
  2. Akira1980 macrumors 6502


    May 27, 2007
    San Diego
    My 2012 MBP is starting to show it's age, so I was going to upgrade this year. But just like you, I think I will hold until 2018. I am hoping for a price cut also.
  3. ugru macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2002
    Caput Mundi
    I gave up hope for a real pro laptop yesterday's master message was clear enough.

    So I'll settle for a quadcore nonTB 13" + real support for eGPU...
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    What message was that?

    I'm not sure I'm willing to wait another year. While I have a 13" laptop (Surface Book) and its a good computer, i'm wanting a larger form factor. Plus my 2012 rMBP is showing its age.
  5. ugru, Jun 6, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2017

    ugru macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2002
    Caput Mundi
    After they got a lot of criticism for their lack of attention for pro/prosumer users they responded with their vision for a pro computer, the iMac Pro (and Mac Pro next year I think) with:
    - high end CPU,
    - high end GPU,
    - loads of RAM,
    - All the ports (USB A, SD, Ethernet, TB3).

    If they believed in Laptops they would have created a laptop with the same high end hardware, instead they did nothing except a minuscule spec bump for the laptops, no terraced battery, no 32gb of ram, price increase.

    So it is clear to me, their vision for laptops is the eGPU...
  6. benface thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2012
    I believe those omissions are all due to technical restrictions/challenges and not a choice. I'm pretty sure 32 GB of RAM will be coming next year.
  7. killawat macrumors 65816

    Sep 11, 2014
    I've got no dog in this race but I'll pitch a tent and join you fine hobos (to quote another MR user) for yet another yearlong wait .
  8. ugru macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2002
    Caput Mundi
    Terraced battery. They had tech problems last year, i.e. 8/10 months ago, on a technology that they are already using with no problems on the MB....I do not believe it.

    They just don't care to increase battery capacity because they will always settle for mid level hardware and next year LPDDR4 will be available
  9. argentum47 macrumors regular


    Jun 18, 2014
    Personally want 15" non-TB, sans dGPU (basically a 15" version of nTB 13")

    i.e., less price, longer battery, less probability of failure.

    That they didn't even mention TB during WWDC and no signs of TB coming to iMacs (including iMac Pro), I think, is a good sign :rolleyes:
  10. Eason85 macrumors regular


    Jan 29, 2017
    Hong Kong
    Yeah you're probably right. But... look, they look nice.
  11. BigTomCallaghan macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2014
    Checking in as well even though I'll likely be buying a KL 13" TB MBP next week. I've waited for 9 years and just got a new 4K display that my old 2008 AluminumBook cannot even drive - it is time.
  12. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015

    I AM WITH YOU and YOU are with Me.

    2018 MBP Touch Bar. This is Simple

    120Hz Display Similar to what the new iPad Pro Got
    HDR Display again Similar to what the iPad Pro Got yesterday
    both of these Display Improvements should be inline for the MacBook Pro
    DDR4 RAM of course
    Coffee Lake not Kaby Lake with DDR3 RAM makes no sense.
    10-Bit support HDMI 2.1 HDR out.
  13. asoksevil macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    Taipei, Taiwan
    Realistically speaking, how much is the performance increase of Coffee Lake compare to Kaby Lake? Like Kaby Lake was over Skylake? My 2010 MBA is already on its limits... I'm not sure if I could wait another year.
  14. Eason85 macrumors regular


    Jan 29, 2017
    Hong Kong
    Coffee lake = 4 core 8 thread 15W chips, 6 core 12 thread 45 W chips.
  15. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    Even when Apple does finally offer a 32GB option.

    I believe it will only be offered on the 15-inch. Touchbar doesn't impress me, so I really just can't see mysql spending probably $3200 on this computer. For those that want this will be cool.
  16. 2457248 Suspended

    Apr 4, 2016
    IIRC, they never changed the displays in between redesign before, i guess you're out of luck with that one.
  17. WRONG macrumors 6502a


    Oct 7, 2015
    Principality of Sealand
    All aboard the Waiting train!
    Chooo choooo!
    Who's with me?!
    @navaira @Dydegu @ThisBougieLife @Uni Grad @Oppenheim and all the other lost souls of the Waiting crew...

    /seriously though, despite enjoying my Skylake MBP, I'm really curious about the next MacBook Pro upgrade, rumored by Ming Chi Kuo, expected in october/november.
    I believe we'll see another 2017 MBP, before the 2018.
  18. Dydegu macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2015
    Oh, hey! What's up?

    How's the MacBook Pro!?
  19. TheralSadurns, Jun 6, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2017

    TheralSadurns macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2010
    I'm on board too!

    I want, no, NEED!!! 32GB of Ram.
    And honestly... 10nm Cannonlake would be cool too :D

    I am actually kinda hopeful that we might get a PRO Notebook again. The last 2-3 years Apple seems to have done their own thing. Disregarding consumers at every turn. I think they notices people were not buying their stuff anymore.

    How else can we explain that FINALLY... they admitted the Mac Pro was a bad idea. Telling us they are working on a new one. And in the mean time... to bridge the time... release a pretty awesome iMac Pro!!! That is btw... NOT too expensive... as some people claim. $5k, for an 8 Core Xeon, with a 1TB SSD, 32GB ECC Ram, and an awesome 5k display. Sounds pretty fair to me. Plus in relation to the regular iMac... if you spec it similarly, the price is also pretty similar.

    Then also don't forget, after 10 YEARS of people begging Apple... they finally released a NEW full-size aka Numpadded (yes it's a verb) Bluetooth Keyboard.

    They released new watch-bands... did they even mention them on stage? No. Because while some people like to buy them... it is NOT worthy of stage time.

    iPad Pro pro features...

    The list goes on.

    It looks like Apple is really trying to finally steer the ship around again!!! One can only hope!
  20. djdeepv macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2017
    Still waiting on a MBP that's around $1500 for 16gb RAM and 256gb storage. Was disappointed with the "price cut".
  21. meteoreos macrumors regular


    Nov 8, 2016
    Midlands, UK
    I'm personally waiting for a MicroLed MacBook Pro or some substantial advancements in battery technology. Until then, I'm happy with my 2015 MBP.
  22. jsnuff1 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2003
    I thought I would be buying a new MBP yesterday as well, but like most others can't just throw over 3k at a machine that still has 16GB of RAM max in 2017 (I have the 16GB 2012 MBPr). I really hope rumors for 32GB still possible in 2017 are really, but with coffeelake delayed I don't see it.
  23. navaira macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2015
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Of course I'm here @WRONG, I wouldn't miss this thread for a barrel full of 2012 Mac Minis!

    Can we beat the number of posts in Skylake thread? Is the hardcover print edition of that thread available yet? *emails Tim Cook demanding no rMBP updates for five years*

    On a SLIGHTLY more serious note, I am surprised by the new MBPs. Because they updated exactly NOT the components I expected. I was thinking improved screen, terraced battery, price drop, possibly slightly better keyboard. And this, lads and ladies, is how you know I am not Ming Chi-Kuo.
  24. iConnected macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2011
    I'm holding out for the return of MagSafe.

    If I kick the thing onto the floor and smash it to bits (as I would have done countless times with my current MBP if MagSafe hadn't saved me every time), everything else is irrelevant.
  25. ALRS_S48 macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2015
    Nothing like a super expensive laptop with a low end graphics card in it. Good luck fellas.

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