When to buy a new Mac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mdeanoly, May 3, 2009.

  1. mdeanoly macrumors newbie

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    I'm saving up for a Macbook. I'm not going to buy it for a few months, but when is the new Mac OSX going to come out? I'd rather wait until the new OS comes out before I buy a new computer.

    Thanks
    Mitch
     
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    Wait an hour or so. The online store is down! Check out this thread.
     
  5. trevpimp macrumors regular

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    Well right now the site is down so just wait and see whats gonna happen.

    If nothing big has been updated then just wait till AFTER SEPTEMBER
     
  6. Eric S. macrumors 68040

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    I think it's a better strategy to buy the computer before the new OS comes out. If you buy after the new OS is released, it likely won't support running the old OS version. That means you're stuck with the new OS, which often has major bugs that need to be worked out in the first couple of OS updates - a process that can take months. If you buy it with the old OS installed you won't need to upgrade until the new version is solid, and you'll always be able to fall back on the old version if there are problems.

    As to the Macbook specifically, probably wait at least until WWDC next month to see if there's a processor speed bump coming. Also there may be a back-to-school promo this summer that could mean a free iPod with computer purchase.
     
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    Eric makes a great point. Also 10.5.6 or 10.5.7 has had enough updates so that is would be much more than a 10.6.0 system.
     
  8. McGiord macrumors 601

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    If there is no hurry, just wait for the updated models and Snow Leopard.
     
  9. trevpimp macrumors regular

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    Did they have for the iMac last year?

    People were saying that the iMacs and Mac Minis were excluded.
     
  10. mdeanoly thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There's not a hurry, and you guys made some interesting points. I already have a 32 GB iPod touch though, I don't really need a back to school promo unless the actual laptop is cheaper. :)

    I'll probably wait at least until Christmas time, by then, Snow Leopard will probably be out and bugs resolved, and the Macbook line will have been updated somehow.

    Thanks for the input, everyone.
     
  11. Eric S. macrumors 68040

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