Will there be a new 17" with MBPr lackluster sales?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mums, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Mums Suspended

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    Now that we've had time to see that the MacBook Pro retina 15" is not everybody's cup of tea, is there a chance that Apple will continue non-retina MacBook Pros into the future, and does this mean that there is a chance that they will update the non-retina 17" MacBook Pro?

    I'm feeling slightly desperate that when my current 17" gets old, I will have to look to other companies for a large-screen laptop. I don't want to leave OS X.

    Apple's negligence concerning the Mac Pro is quite discouraging...
     
  2. Rizzm macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see the direct correlation between lack of rMBP sales vs. 17" screen size.

    A lack of rMBP sales just means they may continue selling the MBP. Regardless I don't see the 17" returning. I don't know how its sales were, but to me it seems like a super niche product. It's just so massive.
     
  3. johngordon macrumors 65816

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    I would have thought the benefits of larger screens has diminished, as laptops have much higher resolutions now.

    Horses for course of course, but last year I ended up replacing a 15" MBP with a 12" MB - same screen real estate on both, but in a more compact, lighter, more portable device. Also have an iMac, so the performance wasn't a big factor. But if it had been I would have been fine with the 13" MBP.

    Presumably a 15" rMBP is going to have more real estate than the old 17" MBP.
     
  4. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Apples Mac sales have been increasing in forever, and Apple don't provide numbers for individual models, so why do you assume that people don't want non-retina models? And no, Macrumors forum users are not indicative of sales in the real world.
     
  5. OllyW Moderator

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    It's also an old thread from 2012. I can't see the 17" MBP ever returning after all these years.
     
  6. johngordon macrumors 65816

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    Crap - sorry - didn't spot the date - it appeared at the bottom of a page. I didn't search for it and intentionally resurrect it! :blush:
     
  7. OllyW Moderator

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    Don't worry, it happens quite often.
     

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