What is the one thing Apple could realistically "wow" you for the Retina Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Starfyre, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Starfyre, Oct 21, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2013

    Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    Lets talk about some of the potential realistic, though may be far fetched ideas that Apple could really wow us with tomorrow. We've seen the Macbook Air. Is the Retina Macbook Pro after this long delay, really just going to be an update that only makes up what is long overdue? What is the one thing that would really "wow" you if this new Haswell Retina Macbook pro is unveiled tomorrow?

    For me, I think it would be really awesome if Apple were to somehow strike a deal with 3M to incorporate Silicon Anode instead of the standard lithium ion batteries. On top of using nanowires, this technology provides a 40% to battery life over the common lithium ion that we've seen in a large majority of electronic devices these days. If the Ubuntu Phone were to have successfully been funded, it would have used this technology, though sadly it did not receive enough funding/supporters despite generating a buzz.

    Mavericks + Silicon Anode + Haswell = PURE WIN in the best battery life department.
  2. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    New chassis design.

    They've supposedly been working on producing components out of the LiquidMetal material they purchased the rights to a while ago.

    The aluminum is nice as far as general sturdiness and lightness, but it's a bit prone to light scratches and dings. Liquidmetal would be a nice improvement in that department and also might let them mix up the colors a bit.
  3. ano0oj macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
  4. red321red321 macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2013
  5. thaifood macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2011
    The retina chassis is only 12 months old so I doubt you will see anything aside from very minor engineering improvements.
  6. Portal83 macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2009
  7. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
    >1TB SSD option that does not double the cost of the machine. :eek:
  8. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    Oh I definitely agree, but I would sure be "wow"ed :D
  9. thaifood macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2011
    Haha, fair enough!
  10. racer1441 macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2009
    Battery life is my thing, so that would be big. Here is the new 15 inch rmbp with 15 hours of battery life.
  11. Starfyre thread starter macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    How about a Retina ID :D
    Just stick your eye up to the iSight camera a couple of times to calibrate.
  12. OverpricedJunk macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2013
  13. swerve147 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 12, 2013
    Something better than a GT 750M. A 770M+ would literally blow me away.
  14. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
  15. Scott7975 macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2013
    My first Mac so I guess I would be impressed by a same day or even same week release. I really need a new laptop. If I can get it by the end of the week I will be ecstatic.

    Outside of that I would like to see the new processor, which should be obviously in it, 512 ssd, 16 gigs of ram and hopefully a better GPU for 2500 bucks or less.
  16. darcmasta macrumors newbie


    Jul 11, 2013
    I will purchase ASAP if:

    1) IGZO
    2) Haswell
    3) Slimmer/Lighter
    4) UMM DOES IT COME IN BLACK? (sorry thats a joke, but those fake renders looked sick ;))
  17. Mac Write macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2012
    Vancouver British Columbia
    Thunderbolt 2 and 3 Thunderbolt ports (both of mine are being used 24/7).

    one is being used for 20" Apple Cinema Display, second one is being used to power my iSght Firewire camera (in no hurry to get a Thunderbolt 2 Display with USB3, Thinner display of iMac, Magsafe 2, and maybe even Audio in/out, and 2 Thunderbolt ports (Hey I lile using my stereo for my music).
  18. thomj macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2010
    This! And, if only three: IGZO, slimmer/lighter, and black!
  19. adildacoolset macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2011
    Lusaka, Zambia(If you know where it is)
  20. FelicityW macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2011
    The 13" with 16GB of RAM. I will buy right away. I care far less about battery life than speed when I am plugged in.
  21. zipa macrumors 65816

    Feb 19, 2010
    In an Apple product? Sure, this is a "fantasy-thread", but come on....
  22. MA-86 macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2013

    I would be wowed by Apple putting back the additional protective glass layer on top of the LCD panel, preferably Gorilla glass 3, so that every smallest spec of dust wouldn't leave indentations in the screen that costs 700usd to replace!
    I am staying with my 2012 cMBP until this happens.
  23. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    I currently own a 13" rMBP which replaced a cMBP 17" If Apple ever make a 17" retina version, and I happen to have won the lottery, then I might bite..as it stands, my current Macbook is a great machine...fast and super clear text.
  24. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    Cheaper prices.

    Well you did ask for far fetched ideas. :D

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