When will Apple Release an all new MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Isa Al, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. Isa Al macrumors member

    Feb 18, 2014

    I have macbook pro 2011 and I wanna buy a new one but I am wondering when will Apple release totally a new design? Like for iPhone we know the rule that every 2 years Apple releases a new design but what's the rule for the MBP? so to know if it worth to wait or not

  2. The Samurai macrumors 68000

    The Samurai

    Dec 29, 2007
    I don't think we'll be seeing a major update this year for the MBP lines. Plus, it was only recently updated.

    I think we will most probably see a spec bump some time this year - but with the next gen chipsets (Broadwell) being delayed until Q4 / Q1 of 2015 - they [Apple] won't have much to play with... perhaps higher clock speeds on Haswell...
  3. borgqueens macrumors member


    Aug 10, 2013
    If you don´t count making the MBP slimmer and lighter. Then a totally new design
    is not very likely to happen very often. But last year it was rumored that the 2014 MBP might have IGZO display. But even if it do get IGZO display the overall design is properly not gonna chance much.

    I think it´s more lickly that they will give the rMBP an "small" upgrade in performance late in 2014.

    But who knows. Perhaps we will get surprised and see an MBP with IGZO or perhaps a 17" rMBP.
  4. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    People ask about this all the time, but there really isn't much you can do to the design of the MBP. It has to have a keyboard, screen and trackpad. There's no empty space inside, so you can't shrink it or make it wedge-shaped like the MacBook Air.

    The design has barely changed since the last days of the Powerbook. When you make something as small and elegant as possible, without any fluff, there's not much you can do to change it. When advances in battery and screen technology permit it, it will likely get thinner and lighter, but still keep the same basic design.


    I'd say an all-plastic MacBook Pro running Android and Windows is more likely than a 17" rMBP
  5. Intelligent macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2013
    We don't know, Its possible that there will be a small spec bump in the processor this year, but no major upgrade ( i don't think). Theres no "rule" for the mbp. it comes out when it comes out.
  6. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
    Precisely what constitutes a new design? Since rMBP was introduced in 2012 we have a newer generation of CPUs and GPUs. We also have SSD on PCIe instead of on SATA. TB1 was replaced by TB2. Myabe in 2015 we will see the next generation of Intel processors.

    So are you waiting for an Atom based MBP or something else? :confused:
  7. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
  8. iKrivetko macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2010
    Well, the first MBP was visually identical to the 2003 Powerbook G4, that design lasted for a total of 5 years until unibody came along in 2008. That one lasted for 4 years until the Retina came along in 2012. There haven't been enough generations of MBPs to judge about redesign cycles, but with the given data I wouldn't expect one anytime soon.
  9. glenthompson macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2011
    What can't you do with your current MBP that a new one will do? I have a late 2011 and the memory bump and SSD makes it more than capable for my needs. Since you can upgrade, it's always worth looking into that option.
  10. Wuiffi macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2011
    But only one of those I would buy!
  11. mr.bee macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2007
    Brussels, belgium
    You guys clearly have no imagination. XD

    A new design can also be:
    Another color, another finishing, new type of keyboard, trackpad, a new metal, a new bezel...
  12. Wuiffi macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2011
    I want a gold one :) (NOT the color :p )
  13. pommephone macrumors member


    Nov 27, 2012
    MacBook ProPad: A MacBook with a detachable touch screen that can be used like an iPad. :D
  14. Gman021 macrumors regular

    Aug 21, 2012
  15. thunng8 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2006
    They can release a spec bumped Haswell (+100Mhz), but more importantly, Nvidia just released their latest generation GPU. It is 2X faster/watt than the previous gen.

    So hopefully a mildly faster Haswell along with the Maxwell GPU in the next few months in the high end 15" model :)
  16. Commy1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2013
    We can't know.
    I suspect the only redesign will be upgraded parts and ports. Looking at how thin the current laptops are now it seems unlikely that until a technologically renaissance in materials occurs they won't be getting much thinner, but more powerful is certain.
  17. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    The first Macbook pro design started in 2001 with the powerbook G4. It lasted all the way into late 2008.

    The unibody macbook pro was introduced in late 2008. It was produced all the way until 2012, the year the retina MBP was introduced.

    7 years, and 4 years, respectively.

    Following that kind of timeline/trend : not anytime soon.
  18. redheeler macrumors 603


    Oct 17, 2014
    I would hardly call the Titanium Powerbook, Aluminum Powerbook, and original Macbook Pro all the same design. Quite a few changes were made to each release.

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