What I want from next years MacBook pro 13"

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  1. s.horsfield macrumors regular

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    Hello. This post is an opinion post for what I want nothing more.

    Hopeful 13" specs

    Most likley happening/happening:

    Quad core processors
    Intel HD 4000 (gonna happen)
    USB 3

    Hoping for:

    Redesign - this isn't a huge one for me but I may as well say (everyone else does)
    Mid range mobile discrete graphics card (this is what I want most)
    Remove the SuperDrive (make room for graphics card)
    SSD storage standard at least 128gb
    Full HD screen
    Longer battery if room
    Better heat
    I want Ethernet, SD Card slot, FireWire removed (yeah I know it's not happening)
    Upgrades a maximum of 10% more than retail price!
    NZ (where I live) prices brought down to equivalent US prices or maybe like $100 more compared to like $500 (NZD). Apple has equivalent prices with some macs and all iPods, hoping mbp too. Note: apple usually does equal it when they refresh the products
     
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    USB3 is not going to help, thunderbolt is taking its place.
     
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    It's still an improvment over USB 2. Until thunderbolt is cheap and industry standard I'll stick with USB. Although I would prefer using thunderbolt
     
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    I hope you don't et your wish about pulling the SD, FW, and Ethernet. I use all of them everyday! ;)
     
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    Pulling the ethernet makes no sense, FW could be on its way out but not before the optical drive.

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    It is an improvement but that does not mean apple is going to embrace it, so far the've not and I suspect that resistance will continue
     
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    I want to use TB too with the ability to daisy chain different devices..but until there is more available I like FW so I can daisy chain storage at least..

    FW will be gone soon I'd guess
     
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    Yeah I do agree with this, wouldn't it be cool if we could charge up say... 5 iOs devices on a single MBP? I'm not sure if you could do this with daisy chaining but I'm not too sure.
     
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    USB 3 is part of ivy bridge. Correct me if I'm wrong but it would be more work for apple to keep it out than in? Also removing those ports is just down to what I use. If I had the choice to have them removed from the next MacBook pro I'd probably decline. Id have thousands outraged (at me!)
     
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    I meant displays and storage mix but yes the ability to charge my phone along with would be nice..I'm just not a big fan of usb other than for small devices it just take too much processor when there are better alternatives out there.
     
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    Firewire and USB 2 have co-existed quite happily for a long time. The main reason for Apple not including USB 3 has been the fact that it's not integrated into the Intel chipset and hence requires a third party chip on the motherboard. Apple have stayed away from this in general. Ivy Bridge chipset will support USB 3.0 natively so I see no reason for not having USB 3 ports. Thunderbolt is great but USB 3 is also great.
     
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    @theseb Just what I was saying!
     
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    I thought it was a given the next year would be USB 3..so there was no real need to talk about it

    Just don't take away my FW :p
     

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