when is next cycle of MBP's "due"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fjs08, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. fjs08 macrumors 65816

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    Does Apple have a "usual" update time for their MacBookPro units??
    I know this is a guess, but that's ok.
    Want a new one, played yesterday w 13" retina and non retina versions. Tough decision. But I'd hate to buy now if updates "due" soon.
    Not convinced it's worth the money for the Retina update.
    Thx.
    Frank
     
  2. DayVe3000 macrumors member

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    Who knows? There is no firm information, only speculation.

    If you're keen to get the absolute most from you hardware and have something suitable to use in the mean time - wait for a refresh (whenever that will be).

    Personally, I'd buy one now if I were wanting a new machine - Im not one to wait around.

    The price increase is significant - But there are a couple more bits than just the display. Depending on where you are and what your after - it is possible to pick up up legit, for a bit cheaper than the RRP.
     
  3. r2shyyou, Jan 22, 2013
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    r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    Have a look at the below product roadmap prediction chart:

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    Source: http://www.macrumors.com/2013/01/16...nes-retina-ipad-mini-all-retina-macbook-pros/

    As DayVe3000 wrote, it's speculation at this point but that may give you reason enough to sway your decision in either direction.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You will likely not see new Mac portables until Intel's new Haswell chipset is available mid-year.
     
  5. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    The non-retina MBP's came out in June 2012, so the 2013 MBP's will come out around then, so summer time.
     
  6. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    And yet the 2011's came out in February. Macs aren't on a yearly refresh like iOS devices. They are dependent upon new processor generations being released. Haswell is set to be released in June, and if we use what happened in 2012 then we can expect new Macbook Pros in August. Again though, this is completely conjecture and using a "yearly" release for Macs is just silly since it is generally greater than 1 year between refreshes (occasionally there is a mid-cycle processor bump, but they are still the same computer just a slightly faster processor).
     
  7. Pentad macrumors 6502a

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    Like Weaselboy said, you are NOT going to see new MBPs until Haswell is released.

    It is true that the 2011s came out in February but that was because SB was released before that.

    However, Apple tends to hover about a year for major upgrades. Not exact but enough to consider that a starting point if you are looking to upgrade.
     
  8. Bear macrumors G3

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    As others have said, it depends on when Intel releases new processors. And as for "soon" that depends on what you mean by it.

    Also, there's a chance that the next release of the MBP line might drop the non Retina models. Although when that happens hopefully the price on the Retina version will have dropped.
     

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