Waiting for the 2nd release rMBP?

Forkjulle

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What are your thoughts on waiting for the 2nd release Retina? I've seen a few threads, on this forum, suggesting that the next Retina MBP will come with some better features than the current 1st release.

Or is it really just one of those infinite loops that doesn't matter because there will always be a better release next time?

In other words, when is the optimal release? The sweet spot, so to speak. (I've often thought that first editions aren't the optimal purchases.)
 

shorty66

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The next generation retina macbook will not do this huge step forward than the last did. I think that the new (early 2013) will offer peanuts like battery charge indicator etc and of course the new i7 / nvidia card.
 

NStocks

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The next generation retina macbook will not do this huge step forward than the last did. I think that the new (early 2013) will offer peanuts like battery charge indicator etc and of course the new i7 / nvidia card.
I agree. The design will most likely stay the same for many years, like the MBA did. Faster internals, perhaps in 2 years Apple will use new battery technology which allows for a much faster charge (minutes not hours), but this is very new technology.
 

SlyMac

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wait, wait, wait

I try to wait as long as I can when it comes to purchasing a new laptop. If you don't need the rDisplay, why spend the cash. I plan on an upgrade possibly after 1 or 2 refreshes. I use AutoCAD often and the 15" with an external high resolution monitor works great.
 

Rocky244

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Jun 14, 2012
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Just wait for the next complete refresh; actually why ever buy a computer again? Just take whatever money you have coming in and stuff it into the pockets of a suit, forever, then when you die have them bury you in that suit so you can keep your money for all eternity.

Or at least until the sun explodes. But by then we probably won't still use these things called "computers"...
 

iLikeTurtles!

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it'll end up like the air, just updated specs.

unlike the first gen iphone and ipads, the first gen retina is different becuase its not an entirely new product, it takes cues from the macbook pro , not something i would call apple winging it lol
 

pgiguere1

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IMO, if money isn't an issue, the sweet spot is right now.

Haswell will mainly be beneficial for the MBA and rumored 13" rMBP because it will bring a significantly more powerful iGPU.

Don't any external component to change at all. We may get 802.11ac.
 

Tankmaze

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The rev b rmbp surely would have features based on users request or apple have found a better way to do things.

I remember when I bought rev a mbp, the redesign unibody mbp in 2008. It got removable battery, but with lower capacity than the classic mbp. And the rev b came out in mar/jun 2009 (I forgot which is exactly) and came out with non removable battery with bigger capacity and able to achieve 1000 cycle until discharge, and it also support 8gb ram. even though the late 2008 mbp chip support 8 gb and not until firmware update it can use 8 gb ram.

So yeah, i'm quite sure the rev b rmbp would have improvement over the rev a.
 

sofianito

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The next generation retina macbook will not do this huge step forward than the last did. I think that the new (early 2013) will offer peanuts like battery charge indicator etc and of course the new i7 / nvidia card.
Source of information? WikiLeaks? :D
 

eagandale4114

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The next generation retina macbook will not do this huge step forward than the last did. I think that the new (early 2013) will offer peanuts like battery charge indicator etc and of course the new i7 / nvidia card.
The new nVia card if it offers native hardware bases scaling will eliminate most if not all the scrolling issues the current gen has. Id call that a vast improvement.
 

Arelunde

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You are making the assumption that you could buy the "best" at any given time. Not so in the tech world. ALWAYS something better in the wings. So, it's more a matter of when you need it or what you need it for. Good luck!
 

sofianito

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You are making the assumption that you could buy the "best" at any given time. Not so in the tech world. ALWAYS something better in the wings. So, it's more a matter of when you need it or what you need it for. Good luck!
"Newest" is not synonym of "Best"...

You might need a new mac laptop right now, but don't want to waste your money on an immature technology... Retina technology will need some time to get on rails...