Resolved Why not just call it MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iLive, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. iLive, Jun 12, 2012
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    iLive macrumors regular

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    I don't understand why Apple did not call the upgraded MacBook Pros for just MacBook and the MacBook Pro with Retina Display for MacBook Pro. The name would help distinct between the models, because they are all different. The Retina Display definitly is a lot more Professionel than the other Pro models.

    I guess it is to put focus on the display and really create hype around "Retina Display", but isn't that what the prefix Pro is for? Enlighten me about your thoughts.
     
  2. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    Most likely by next year the current MBP lineup will be phased out, and retina will be standard. No reason to make another name for it.
     
  3. Havok83 macrumors regular

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    They said this is the next gen Macbook Pro, which to me at least seems to imply that this will eventually replace the current set. I dont expect to see the current MBP part of Apple's lineup next year but they still want to keep the Pro name
     
  4. FastEddiebags macrumors 6502

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    ^ that seems like the most reasonable response. As they start order more retina screens, the price might come down to around the price of the current gen pros.
     

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