Why expecting a MacBook Pro spec bump might be a big disappointment

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Prodo123, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    I know this might be the last thing many people might want to hear, but there is plenty of proof against the supposed speed bump coming in a few weeks.
    9to5Mac reports that their quite accurate insider expects 5 new Macs in the coming days/weeks. 9to5Mac links this to supply constraints on Apple.

    Supply constraints are not because of an imminent spec bump. In fact, it's not even Apple's fault. The sole supplier of aluminum unibodies for Apple, Catcher, had its factories closed down due to environmental concerns. This puts a tremendous strain on Apple's pipeline.

    Also, 2 major hard drive factories in Thailand are currently submerged due to massive flooding. One of which belongs to Western Digital. Hard drive prices are already rising as the global supply starts to become constrained.

    Not only that, but the Mac Pros are also due for a refresh. The model numbers that this Mr. X gave 9to5Mac may stand for new Mac Pros, 3 workstations and 2 server models.

    Finally, if they are going to start using the second wave of Sandy Bridge processors, then they might as well give the Mac Mini a spec bump as well. Mr. X has no mention of this.

    I'm not saying it's not going to happen; there's some chance that it might. Just don't get your hopes up, because it might turn out to be a big disappointment.


    Also, I've been seeing many replies and threads about a GPU bump for the MacBook Pro.
    It's not happening, ever. Current GPUs get the MacBook Pro hot enough already.
     
  2. DisMyMac macrumors 65816

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    The Pro forum says that's not possible due to Intel delays. They say there is no way the Pro can be updated in 2011.
     
  3. Prodo123 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Who said the model was for 2011?
     
  4. DisMyMac macrumors 65816

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    Huh? :confused: You mean they're selling the 2012 model this year?

    A lot of car dealers do that but it's a gimmick. Whatever the year is- that's what it is. There's no time travel.
     
  5. Prodo123 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No; I never said they would be selling the refreshed Mac Pros this year either.
     
  6. TheRdungeon macrumors 6502

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    Not sure why you've been down voted but I agree
     
  7. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

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    I don't get what interest you have in preventing others from waiting for a possible refresh... You sound like someone eagerly hoping for no update; which I can only assume is because you own a current model or are waiting for the major 2012 update.

    Why so much time spent? If someone legitamately needs a new computer ASAP I would agree; surely no reason to wait even if you feel certain of a refresh because it likely will be minor update. BUT for the rest of us who can manage with other computers in mean time, why not wait another week and a half. Patience is a virtue.
     
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    Heres some more refresh details to refute OP: http://9to5mac.com/2011/10/23/apples-new-macbook-pro-lineup-revealed-with-faster-processors-and-more-storage/

    I'm guessing Mr. X pulled these out of thin air.
     
  9. Prodo123, Oct 23, 2011
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    Prodo123 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    This is the kind of response that a person who has misunderstood the topic would give.

    I just think the proof laid out for such an argument is weak. Weak arguments lead to disappointment and loss. The iPhone 5 tapered design had very weak proof, but case companies followed it anyway and lost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
    This is the same Mr. X who predicted a new poly MacBook and a Mac Pro refresh.
    http://9to5mac.com/2011/07/13/new-macbooks-and-mac-minis-imminent/
     
  10. Zerosopher macrumors regular

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    I am also waiting for the new refresh. It will be my first MBP.

    I would say no one knows whether the refresh is going to be happened soon.

    The lack of MBP supply might be caused from those stuff as well.

    Time will tell.
     
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  12. Joshua6464 macrumors newbie

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    Looks like the store updated (at least, it did here) but I can't open any MBP page. I get a "The page you're looking for can't be found" error. Anyone else too? And yes, they are slightly updated :D
     
  13. thuglove macrumors member

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    They're refreshed now :)
     
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    It's hilarious. I just posted this a few mins ago and then it's out.

    I don't know why Apple pulls my money out every year lol
     
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    Prodo123, you just been served with a spec refresh.
     
  18. Kendo macrumors 68000

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    I am trying to understand the purpose of this thread? And I do not mean that in a condescending way. What does the OP hope to achieve?
     
  19. warvanov macrumors 6502a

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    The OP is looking pretty foolish right now.

    Sorry man, better luck next time. ;-)
     
  20. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

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    What do you say now Nostradamus? Heh.

     
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    :rolleyes:
     
  22. Adamantoise macrumors 6502a

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    Jesus Christ people, yes he was wrong, give it a rest already.

    No need to bump the thread with nothing but ":rolleyes:"
     
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    So were the people who thought Seattle could beat the Brownies yesterday ... 6 to 3 ... what an ugly game to watch!
     
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    Seattle can't beat any team regardless of sport. Except maybe soccer. It is historical and makes me quite proud.
     
  25. Liquinn Suspended

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    I wonder how the people who bought the February 2011 MBPs feel about not having the latest and greatest.

    Then again, this will always happen ;(
     

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