Koolio

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MacBook Pro updates coming soon?


According to MacRumors, there is some talk of updates coming soon to the MBP…man, I REALLY hope this is true and that these updates happen within the next 2-4 weeks. I know, I know…I’m wishfully hoping it’ll be soon but one can hope, right?

Here’s the quote from this posting at MacRumors.com:

In looking back at the sources of the most accurate rumors, we also find enticing reports of items that didn’t come true at Macworld, but did come from credible sources.

The MacBook Pro updates are certainly coming — and soon. Even without our rumor sources, the MacBook Pros are simply due for refresh. But the most interesting tidbit is that there have been reliable reports that the Pro machines will incorporate Apple’s new multi-touch trackpad.

Also, here are a couple of the posts I’ve seen on MacRumors’ forums:

  • Someone is seeing discounts being offered on the MBP at their university store and that they only do this when an update/upgrade is ~2 weeks away
  • Some people are seeing discounts on MBPs at various retail stores
  • One person claiming that he works for a printing company that prints all of Apple’s brochures, boxes, and banners – he claims that the updates are coming very soon

As always with Apple, these are just rumors and people’s wild guesses but time will tell…but it’s killing me since I’ve been waiting to buy a MBP since August 2007!

EDIT: AppleInsider just reported some more details on the soon-to-be-released updated MBP. The gist of it: the MBP was supposed to be updated and announced at MacWorld but execs decided to delay it by several weeks because they needed the resources to focus on the MacBook Air.

EDIT (January 27, 2008): More rumors of the imminent MBP update.

EDIT (Jan 30, 2008): And some actual evidence(?) that the updates are coming.

EDIT (Feb 27, 2008): Finally!

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Filed under: Apple, Laptop, MacBook Pro, Mobile Computing, Notebook, Rumors

2 Responses

  1. dAlen says:

    Just my humble opinion, 🙂 – But…
    I think that the execs just did not want the macbook pro to take away from the ‘airs’ sales.

    Sure, nice thin laptop is cool. But if people would have their attention distracted by that nice, beefed up, macbook pro that is only $200 more – well Im sure that they might go the macbook pro route instead of the overly price mac air route. 🙂

    Again, macbooks arent like big bricks…and they offer so much more for the price.

    Peace

    dAlen

  2. koolio says:

    I agree with you. If they announced both the updated MBPs and the Airs, a large majority of people would gloss over the Air and buy the updated MBP.

    Well, MacRumors posted another article saying they’re hearing that the updates should be coming in the next two weeks – fingers crossed!

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