When will the next macbook be released?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Rdallas0720, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. Rdallas0720 macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2009
    Hello. I'm ready to buy my first macbook but I don't want to purchase one this month and only to have a newer one released in a month or two. Does anyone have any advice? Thanks.
  2. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Magic 8-ball says......."Maybe".

    My guess is this coming summer, perhaps with an announcement a bit earlier (at WWDC?) than the release of the product itself. However, that's purely a guess. I've seen someone guess around April or May, which would be a small speed bump, and then Clarksfield in Q4. It wouldn't be completely unreasonable if all Apple did was bumping up the spec of the base model to the next fastest processor, and re-arranged the price points of the current optional CPUs so that they're at a lower price point, but that's not what I think will happen.

    It's all a guess anyway.
  3. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    You're kidding right?

    These things have been out for all of 4 months. If you wait, be prepared to wait 6-8 months at the minimum.
  4. gjw4u macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    OP, the new Unibody MB, and MBP were only just released. The next Macs which ought to be release are the iMac, Mac Pro, and Mac mini.
  5. VPrime macrumors 68000


    Dec 19, 2008
    London Ontario
    my guess is after summer.. when they can sell off the remaining ones to students during the back to school promotions.
  6. gjw4u macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
  7. fibrizo macrumors 6502


    Jan 23, 2009
    I love these threads so much...


    To be honest no body knows, except steve-o, but most likely not in the next 2 months. Buy if you need, don't if you don't. Something new will always come out, and it will be better. One safe bet is to not buy the top of the line/newest one, and save the money to buy the next thing when it comes out. You might benefit the most buying the polycarbonate 2.0 macbook which was just updated... 1.5 months ago. Most likely they will not update that in the next 2 months. It's also the cheapest.
  8. Fezzasus macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2008
    Technology is a bitch.

    You can't seriously wait indefinitely for the next model to come, because there will always be one better if you wait long enough.

    The question you must ask is; does the current macbook fulfill what you want in a computer? If not, will the next one?

    Now, you're not going to see any major changes with the next version of the macbook. This is a new case design and will probably be around for another 2 years at the minimum, all you will get is a minor speed bump and slightly increased hard disk capacity. Is an extra 200 MHz and 30 GB worth a 3 month wait? doubtful.
  9. fedup flyer macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2008
    I tell you the day after Apple releases then new Macbook.

    But seriously, the next revision will probable happen near the end of the summer and probably be yet another quiet upgrade. I am hoping Apple puts the Firewire back into the unibody version. (of course it will happen 90 days after I upgrade Macbooks)

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