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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DBZmusicboy01, Aug 24, 2015.
What update is possible for it besides Skylake ?
256GB standard ?
Nothing since it's not coming.
I agree. There won't be a late 2015.
The 13" & 15" MBP were already updated this year. I do not see another update this year.
Skylake isn't coming to the 15" MBP in 2015. We have to wait until 2016.
To be honest, I expect apple to make the laptops even thinner because that's what they like to do, USB C, and maybe remove more ports from the laptop, just because they like to do that it seems.
Not strictly true they have added extra thunderbolt and HDMI ports to the MBP over the last 5 years.
Yes, but they've also removed ports when people wanted or needed them, case in point the new rMB.
I disagree the new rMB is not the computer for you if you need lots of ports, it is the same price as the rMBP just about and if ports is what you need the rMBP is the computer for you. They have all the bases covered and they have (quite rightly in my book) surmised that if you need lots of ports and many things plugged into you mac you'll also need the sustained performance and desktop replacement capabilities of the rMBP not the fanless throttling rMB.
It's highly unlikely the MacBook Pros will see a refresh at the end of this year. Apple already released new models a few months ago plus it's not likely the Skylake mobile chip sets will be ready before next year.
1. Apple released the 13" rMBP on March 9 and the 15" rMBP on May 19. The update cycle between Haswell and Broadwell 13" MBPs was 223 days or less than 7.5 months, which would be mid-late October. There is nothing about timing that suggests a rMBP update this October would be unusual or out of character for Apple.
2. Virtually all leaked information clearly shows Skylake chipsets will be ready this year. Next month, in fact. Leaked launch schedules show Skylake H, U, and Y class processors being released as early as next week on September 1, with Xeon processors following on October 27.
3. If that's not enough evidence for you that Skylake chipsets will be ready this year, Lenovo will have Skylake Xeon class laptops (P50 and P70) in Q4 2015. Dell, HP, and Asus all have Skylake laptops expected to hit the market as early as September.
Lack of a 47w processor in Intel's line up for Apple 15" MBP
These are Intel's U line of processors. As the article states, these would be suitable for Macbook Airs. A 15" MBP would use the H line of processors, for which will be launching in September and October. You should read the articles that @NJPT just posted.
Do you have any information that states otherwise?
I stand by my opinion that there will not be a skylake processor in 2015 for the 15" rMBP
That initial U processor leak you referenced was just that; it was ONLY a U processor roadmap leak. As the precise launch schedule from CPU World on August 18 above clearly indicates, using that U processor leak to make predictions about non-U class chips was and still is a fruitless endeavor.
Please see post #11 above for more evidence of non-U class chips arriving in 2015.
There are going to be Skylake processors for the 15" rMBP (go to cpuworld and confirm) ready to be used this year. Apple using them now or next year is another story.
Now besides that topic:
Dell, Lenovo and Asus are launching skylake laptops this year; they were pre-listed in some european site.
If Apple doesn't get its head out of its a** and release a new rMBP this year I'm just going to end up buying a Skylake Dell XPS.
What's wrong with the current one that it doesn't meet your requirements? You that desperate for the 5% extra CPU performance for the same clock speed?
None of those listed have Iris Graphics, just the GT2 HD 530. Apple will likely use the GT4e Iris variant.
Yeah, but until now Intel has only confirmed the GT4e available to Xeons only, and HQs are MIA, instead they have replaced them with EQs. Those Xeons in particular have a TDP of 45-47W, just like the current 15" rMBP. Could it be that GT3e is being reserved for U-class and the GT4e only for Xeons, while the sole purpose of the newly introduced EQ series (with their pathetic GT2) being to drive up costumers (Apple) to Xeons if they expect GT4e class performance? Oh well, this crazy imagination of mine . We shall know a bit more at IFA Berlin 2015.
Skylake is not about CPU performance and we all know that. Efficiency, increased graphics performance, Thunderbolt 3 (arguably the best feature, since it supports eGPUs), WiGig. Couple Skylake with a possible redesign and you get a slimmer laptop, longer battery life, obscenely fast NVMe PCI-e SSD, and many other things. Is all of this happening this year? maybe, maybe not.
Wasn't there an article that just said that the 28 watt CPU with Iris won't be available until Spring 2016. The 15" could definitely get an update since the 47 watts with Iris Pro will be available though it will definitely not sit well with those that bought the previous model. The 15" are sometimes updated sooner than the 13" so it's not too extreme to see the 15" updated with Skylake this year and next year will be the 13" when the 28 watt CPUs are out.
The 13" got a Broadwell bump earlier in the year anyway.