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Old March 19th, 2008, 12:16 PM   #1
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MacBookPro - How long is product update cycles?

I was wondering (if its possible to know) how often they update the MacBookPros?
How long does the current generation of MacBookPro go up before a new model replaces it? How long are the cycles in between models? 6 months, or twice a year?
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Old March 19th, 2008, 12:20 PM   #2
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I was wondering (if its possible to know) how often they update the MacBookPros?
How long does the current generation of MacBookPro go up before a new model replaces it? How long are the cycles in between models? 6 months, or twice a year?
see here:
http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#MacBook_Pro

That seems to be the best source for questions like this.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 12:52 PM   #3
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the MBP was only just updated, now is the right time to buy
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Old March 19th, 2008, 08:25 PM   #4
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As Andy says, new MacBook Pro's were recently introduced (on February 26:http://www.forbes.com/2008/02/26/app...0226apple.html)

I just bought my MacBook Pro a couple weeks before that, but honestly I don't feel like I missed much. Aside from a very slight speed bump, the most compelling upgrade seems to be the multi-touch trackpad (like the MacBook Air has).

But the point is, I needed a MacBook Pro two weeks earlier, so I chose the model which best met my needs and bought it. Waiting for the "next big thing" is a losing game IMO. If you need a computer, buy it. If you can wait, wait. It's a given that the next model of any computer will be faster/cooler/better/cheaper so it's always a good idea to wait until you really need to upgrade.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 06:13 AM   #5
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As Andy says, new MacBook Pro's were recently introduced (on February 26:http://www.forbes.com/2008/02/26/app...0226apple.html)

I just bought my MacBook Pro a couple weeks before that, but honestly I don't feel like I missed much. Aside from a very slight speed bump, the most compelling upgrade seems to be the multi-touch trackpad (like the MacBook Air has).

But the point is, I needed a MacBook Pro two weeks earlier, so I chose the model which best met my needs and bought it. Waiting for the "next big thing" is a losing game IMO. If you need a computer, buy it. If you can wait, wait. It's a given that the next model of any computer will be faster/cooler/better/cheaper so it's always a good idea to wait until you really need to upgrade.
Exact same position as I, Boyd, I bought one 1 or 2 weeks before the upgrade, and very pleased. I also needed it THAT day, so.
Very pleased too (now made the switch to mac and FCP officially).
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