Welp, was hoping for a 13" notebook announcement. Now what?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by miamialley, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    Im on a 2008 MBP and have been holding out to see the next 13" MacBooks, but geez, I can't wait much longer. 12" just seems too small. When will we see the next gen 13"?
     
  2. Unrealmac1988 macrumors member

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    Last year there was one more Apple event I think and that was in october. I personally don't think they will wait that long but heck: it isn't even sure that there will be a MB revamp this year..or the next.. or..

    I'd just say august :)
     
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    August would be a little late to catch the college-bound crowd though. Not that it couldn't happen, just that there's a lot of reason to release in time for the back to school stuff (June/July) rather than waiting for August.
     
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  5. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Typically there is no hardware announced at WWDC. Its a software conference.
     
  6. mantan macrumors 68000

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    As much as a bean counter as Tim Cook is, you'd think that they would release laptop updates every summer.
     
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    Does 12" seem to small to you because you've actually used it for a while or just because the number is smaller than 13"? I mean, it's completely useable with the retina resolutions.

    Are you waiting on a 13" MacBook Pro or a 13" MacBook? I don't think a 13" MacBook will happen, that would be a 14" model because of the new aspect ratio (16:10 vs 4:3). They just refreshed the MacBook so a new screen size seems unlikely.
     
  9. BeatCrazy macrumors 6502a

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    I was hoping for hardware, too (wasn't everyone? ha).

    I don't really "need" a laptop, but could make use out of a new toy. So, I took advantage of the 1-day sale at Best Buy + coupon and a RZ cert I had that was about to expire, and picked up a 2016 rMB M3 model for $1239 out the door. If it doesn't get much use, I think I can do OK selling it in a few months.
     
  10. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    You'll be fine. You'll probably have your chance to upgrade before Sierra is released.
     
  11. gugy macrumors 68030

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    I think now the earliest we will see any updates is September. More likely October. I am so bummed out there did not announce anything at WWDC. This wait is pretty bad. I need a MBP now for a project, I'll get a Macbook in the meantime because is the latest update and sell it whenever Apple announces the new MBPs.
     
  12. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    What's wrong with the current batch of Macbook Pros? Not trying to be argumentative, but what is it that people are missing?
     
  13. gugy macrumors 68030

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    Nothing wrong besides the fact they are outdated. The average cycle of updates according to MR is 268 days and now the current crop is 392.
    It's a better bang for the buck machine (13") but it needs an update big time. As for resale value, I think getting the Macbook now because was recently update is better than the MBP. Like I said, I am planning to sell it as soon as the new MBPs are released.
     
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    What is wrong is that many hear can not stand to have the latest and greatest or the world will end.
     
  15. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    What are you hoping the next gen has that the current doesn't have?
     
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    Faster processors, hopefully more RAM capacity (32 would be great) and TB3. Also resale value.
     
  17. miamialley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I have used it in the store a number of times. It's noticeably smaller than a 13" for me.

    The next ones will be thinner and faster (presumably).

    My MBP is 2008, so I think I've waited a while.

    Thinner.
     
  18. sunapple macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, so you're waiting on a Pro. You've posted in the wrong forum then.

    Differences between 12" MacBook and the future 13" MBP are much greater than just screen size. Speed, price... The 12" is a very compelling product in my opinion, but can't beat the Pro if you need speed.
     
  19. Eggtastic macrumors 6502a

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    For the average user with minor photoshop stuff, web browsing, word doc, etc. would you guys recommend a higher end spec 2015 refurb for cheaper, or a 2016 lower end spec for about the same if not more $$$?
     

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