Will the price of the Macbook Pro retina 15 Drop?

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  1. blackbird1234 macrumors newbie

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    Will the price of the 2014 Macbook Pro retina 15 drop when the new one is revealed? Usually by how much?
     
  2. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    Nope. The previous model normally disappears from the shelves. Any unsold stock is later sold as refurbs.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    So technically Apple sells the prior model at a discount, which is what the OP is asking. We typically see a 12 to 14% price cut on the old stock
     
  4. blackbird1234 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What about from resellers? Like B&H and Macmall?
     
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Not likely.
     
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    B&H and Macmall always have spare stock of the old that they sale at a discount. For example, when the 17" cMBP was discontinued in June 2012 when the retinas came out, Macmall still sold it for months after until stock ran out.
     
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    Agreed, I've seen other resellers cut the price, to move the old inventory. Amazon has done this as well.
     
  9. mcarling macrumors 65816

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    New 15" MBPs will drop in price when Apple finally drops the last vestige of the discrete GPU from their laptop line.
     
  10. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Go refurb

    You'll get $300 off of new on the apple refurb store maybe more..

    There aren't any 2014 on there at the moment but this'll give you some idea.

    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac/macbook_pro/15
     
  11. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Has there been any chatter on when the 15" retina MBPs may get an update? In the market for one but they are almost a year old at this point.
     
  12. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    At the moment no, because there is nothing to upgrade TO. Intel hasn't released new processors in a bit.
     
  13. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Ah, makes sense. I think if they had some 2014 refurbs I'd grab one of those. Paying full price 11 months after release is hard to swallow :)

    thanks for the info.
     
  14. ilikewhey macrumors 6502

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    intel might update the 15 with broadwell, but if i were apple i wouldn't bother since haswell to broadwell is really a side grade, biggest difference between the two is the igpu, but the top tier 15 uses discreet graphics anyway.

    at any point skylake ddr4 this holiday or early next year.
     
  15. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    I'm more concerned about the GPU. the 750m is pretty long in the tooth at this point. Also I'm hoping a 1 TB SSD will run a bit cheaper on the new ones. Honestly I'd prefer a silent spec bump now (GPU, SSD) than waiting for broadwell.
     
  16. Brad8803 macrumors newbie

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    I recently got one at almost $500 off after Best Buy's sale and then combined their 10% moving coupon. A real sweet machine for 2k. I had second thoughts for a long time but my first 24" Imac is still running with 0 down time and maintenance 7 years later. Just needed the extra horse power and does this MacbookPro have it! Just watch the ads!
     
  17. mcarling macrumors 65816

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    I think the chances that Apple would update the discrete GPU before Broadwell are zero. In recent years, Apple have twice updated the CPUs in minor speed bumps (early 2013 and mid 2014) and neither time did Apple update the GPU.

    Realistically, I think we're waiting for a major update this summer with Broadwell and either a major update or a complete redesign with Skylake in early 2016. I believe Apple will completely drop the discrete GPU from the MBP with one of those updates, but I cannot guess which one.
     
  18. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I'm sure we are waiting for at least broadwell for an upgrade.
     

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