I think you'd be surprised how most of the world will not even notice or care about what generation laptop they are buying. A few thousand nerds on macrumours is not representative of the general population who couldn't tell you a single technical spec of the computer they own. I have friends who have no idea what hard drive space they have let alone anything else.You don't need a crystal ball for this one, because of so many people waiting and wanting the next gen MBP
I disagee, I think consumers as a whole have understood that MBPs have not been updated for quite some time, hence the falling sales, over the past few quartersI think you'd be surprised how most of the world will not even notice or care about what generation laptop they are buying.
It really will be hard to gauge demand. More expensive, more people turning towards tablets or MacBook style PCs, etc. Those things all lead to me thinking the supply will be low so the demand will seem high.It depends. Apple won't pre-order as many as they do for the iPhone but there is much less demand for mac compared to an iPhone.
Given the cost of the mac and that PCs aren't too much worse these days. I feel that they've caught up. If Apple don't do too much with the mac there will be some upgrading and some new Mac users but this overwhelming demand that others have alluded is not apparent to me.