Will apple drop hardware with 10.12

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jdasikainen, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. jdasikainen macrumors 6502

    jdasikainen

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    out of curiosity i wondered what everyone else thought on the issue of will apple drop any hardware with 10.12. They haven't dropped a single mac since mountain li8on and with the way apple normally is i think were over due i hope i am wrong on the issue but do you all think we will see apple drop any hardware this year. i think if they do it will be the lowest end like the 07 macbook pro and iMac the 08 mac pro tower the 09 mac mini and so on
     
  2. firelighter487 macrumors member

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    i hope not.... my early 09 macbook would be obsolete then
     
  3. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    I doubt it. I don't think there has been much of a jump in processor technology to warrant such a situation. It seems to me that Intel has been concentrating on power efficiency more that anything in recent years.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    firefighter wrote:
    "i hope not.... my early 09 macbook would be obsolete then"

    Obsolete?
    Of course not.

    You may not be able to upgrade to the "latest and greatest" version of the Mac OS, but the old MacBook (assuming no hardware problems) will still run fine using earlier versions of the OS.

    I have a late 2006 white Intel iMac that still runs fine, and the "newest OS" it can use is 10.7 ("Lion").
    I still use 10.6.8 on my 2010 MacBook Pro.

    Obsolete?
    That's a state of mind, not a "state of Mac"...!
     
  5. firelighter487 macrumors member

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    maybe obsolete wasn't the right word. i also own a late 2006 macbook running 10.6, on which i'm typing this, and it still works fine. maybe the right words are that it is getting closer to being obsolete.
     
  6. throAU macrumors 601

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    Doubt it. There has been no major architecture change to necessitate it.
     

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