whats the chances of a new macbook

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

  1. billyjoegibsonx macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2008
    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

    Jun 10, 2008
    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

    Jul 17, 2007
    Soon? I wouldn't put my money on it... they just came out YESTERDAY.
  4. timestoby macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2007
    north devon,uk
    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


    Jun 20, 2008
    Columbus, WI
    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


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
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    LOL thread of the week here. They will drop prices of sales are flat.
  7. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    and the "should I wait" thread come out and less then 24 hours after the release. Impressive timing.
  8. aleksandra. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2008
    Warsaw, Poland
    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

    Aug 9, 2006
    Long Island, NY, USA
    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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