Will the 128 GB Macbook be a thing of the past?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jerryk, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    Does anyone see why Apple would keep the 128 GB MBP around? I would hope they would start at 256GB and go up from there.
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Unless you use it only for boring work stuff (you know, spreadsheets, presentations) I don't see a value of 128 GB anymore.
     
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    There is zero reason to have a base model with that little storage on a $1000+ machine. It's comically stupid.
     
  4. mrex macrumors 68020

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    they sell new macbooks starting with 256gb (iphone and ipad with 256gb), so i quess there wont be new pros with 128gb.
     
  5. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    It's a for bean counter Tim Cook to pocket $200.
     
  6. jjiangweilan macrumors 6502

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    No body wants 128GB unless you only install office apps on your laptop.....even phones get 128GB
     
  7. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Exactly! 256GB will be base.
     
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    I could see the base £999 model being bumped up to 256GB but also cost more than £999 cause Brexit.
     
  10. eroslws macrumors 6502

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    Like I said in the other thread, if 128 GB is base, it will be an embarrassment for Apple. They may have courage but I don't think they have enough courage to crap on their own brand like that.
     
  11. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    I just hope 1 TB doesn't cost a kidney, or they reintroduce a 768 GB size.
     
  12. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    128 GB is phone storage. Has no place on a laptop.
     
  13. jerryk thread starter macrumors 68020

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    If my new iPhone ever shows up it will have 256 GB. Maybe laptops should start at 512 :cool:?
     
  14. Toutou macrumors 6502a

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    Guuuuys, there are people who just don't work with media.

    The largest chunks of data in my MacBook are Xcode (10 gigs), Wolfram Mathematica (6.7 gigs), Android Studio, IntelliJ IDEA and Affinity Photo. + 10 gigs of music and 10 gigs of some games (Minecraft and such).

    Is my usage boring?
     
  15. JPNFRK7 macrumors 6502

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    If you're boring, then im boring. My Mac has been sitting at 128GB of 250GB free for 6 years now. I have no clue how I would fill up 1TB.
     
  16. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    I have exactly 200GB of Data. 256Gb SSD's would fill my needs just fine. My iPad Pro has 90GB's free I don't even know to do with.
     

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