whats the chances of a new macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by billyjoegibsonx, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. billyjoegibsonx macrumors 6502

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    I just saw the new ones released yesterday, and im pretty disappointed. They are extremely expensive in the UK o_O :( I was hoping to convert to apple today! :( Whats the chances of the macbooks being updated again any time soon ? i checked the buyer guide and apparently they update at the start of the year and end of the year:

    should i just wait till the start of 2009 ? perhaps an update then and hopefully lower prices ?
     
  2. Jeffrosproto macrumors 6502

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    I would say possibly a processor bump next year, but no chance of a redesign until the end of 09, and even then its very unlikely (they kept the previous black/white macbook design for a long time, just upgraded the components)
     
  3. Munitalp macrumors 65816

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    Soon? I wouldn't put my money on it... they just came out YESTERDAY.
     
  4. timestoby macrumors 6502

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    they just got revisions and ur wanting another update haha.not till end of next year maybe

    btw,im in ur shoes.its my first mac and i was excited that i could get a new diff macbook from the white,sure i could get one,but if i just get a whitebook id save alot of money. but thats okay its my first and i dont need to go overboard. for all i know macs might suc,haha just kidn,im sure mac will rock me socks off
     
  5. iMav macrumors 6502

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    Wow. I always wondered how long after an update that these questions started up again. I certainly didn't think it was the day after! ;)

    I think it is pretty obvious that Apple's manufacturing costs for the new generation of Macbook has gone up significantly. If there is a refresh of the line at the beginning of the year, it will likely be a minor speed bump and you will NOT see a reduction in price.

    Apple's economy laptop is now/still the white plastic Macbook. Now $100 cheaper. If you want to go Mac and are cost-conscious...this and the refurb store are your options.
     
  6. skubish macrumors 68030

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    LOL thread of the week here. They will drop prices of sales are flat.
     
  7. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    and the "should I wait" thread come out and less then 24 hours after the release. Impressive timing.
     
  8. aleksandra. macrumors 6502a

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    Wild guess: mid-2009, before Snow Leopard's release, which would make it about 8 months from yesterday's revision.

    I like guessing ;).

    Seriously though, I wouldn't expect Apple to suddenly start selling cheap laptops. So if that is your priority, don't get your hopes up.
     
  9. dougnewman macrumors 6502

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    Don't get your hopes up for a price drop. Actually, lowering the price of the white MacBook already makes this the first time Apple has lowered Mac prices in a very long time.

    Of course at some point there will be a speed bump etc. but nothing major.
     

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