Will a new mac revision be released with the release of Lion?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by reddevil0728, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. reddevil0728 macrumors regular

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    What's the possibility of that happening? What happened for Leopard and Snow Leopard? How long after their release did a new revision comes out?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Not necessarily.
     
  3. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    Macs and OS X releases are not linked. Neither Leopard nor Snow Leopard, IIRC, came out in sync with new Macs. Instead, any Mac bought within a certain amount of time before the new version of OS X came out got the updated OS at a discount, and new machines just started shipping with the new OS.
     
  4. sigma8 macrumors regular

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    I saw someone else speculating that they'd be releasing a "rev b" MBP with optical thunderbolt ports. I hadn't heard that rumor anywhere before, though.

    IMO, it's pretty unlikely. Based on some preliminary research (macrumors buyers guide page and Everymac.com) it looks like they usually go 8-14 months between revisions, but I think sometimes that have a tiny spec bump in less time that that. Still, 3-4 months would seem much quicker than usual.

    I suspect both resources I consulted do not show the really minor incremental bumps. I remember I bought a TiBook once that had been out for only a couple months, but in late december, they started shipping it with a Superdrive (or combo drive...can't remember...it was one better than what preceded it). So stuff can happen.
     
  5. Tapiwa macrumors member

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    No need for that to happen:

    "the port you'll find in new MacBook Pros and storage devices can actually take an optical cable when those are cost-effective enough to roll out, because Intel will eventually bake the optical transceivers into the cables themselves. "

    Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/24/intel-thunderbolt-a-closer-look/
     

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