New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Schweb's Lounge Forum for general conversation, chit chat, or most topics that don't fit in another forum.

Buy now or wait?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
SigonWulf

 
Member Since: Nov 21, 2007
Posts: 3
SigonWulf is on a distinguished road

SigonWulf is offline
I currently am looking into buying a Macbook Pro and I was wondering if I should go ahead and buy one now or is there an update coming out soon that I should wait for?
QUOTE Thanks
lifeisabeach

 
lifeisabeach's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 30, 2007
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 6,409
lifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputelifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputelifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputelifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputelifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputelifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputelifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputelifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputelifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputelifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputelifeisabeach has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac i3 (mid-2010) + OS 10.9; TV 3; iPhone 5S; iPad 4

lifeisabeach is offline
If you need one now, buy now. If you don't need one now, then there is ALWAYS a new, improved, faster model just around the corner.
QUOTE Thanks
SigonWulf

 
Member Since: Nov 21, 2007
Posts: 3
SigonWulf is on a distinguished road

SigonWulf is offline
Well I either buy now or buy in January. So will there be a new model out by January? If so will it cost more then the current Macbook Pro?
QUOTE Thanks
lifeisabeach

 
lifeisabeach's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 30, 2007
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 6,409
lifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputelifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputelifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputelifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputelifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputelifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputelifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputelifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputelifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputelifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputelifeisabeach has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac i3 (mid-2010) + OS 10.9; TV 3; iPhone 5S; iPad 4

lifeisabeach is offline
No one but Apple knows for sure when the next model will be out. They like to keep these things under wraps and only announce new products and updated the day they are ready to actually ship them. That said... the Macbooks were updated first of this month, so I doubt they'll be updated significantly come a mere 2 months from now.

Of course... rumor has it that a touchscreen Macbook is being worked on and due for release in March or so. Think of an iPhone the size of your laptop. It's a rumor, mind you, but a very plausible one that makes sense given the new direction of iPod designs and their product cycles.
QUOTE Thanks
WakeCarver

 
WakeCarver's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 04, 2007
Location: Brandon, MS, USA
Posts: 807
WakeCarver is a jewel in the roughWakeCarver is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 24" iMac 3.06GHz 8GB of RAM 2TB HDD, 13" Aluminum MacBook 2.0GHz 4GB of RAM 500GB HDD

WakeCarver is offline
OK, so check this out. I just called up his Steveiness, he said whats up and gave a big shout out to everyone on mac-forums, and asked him whats up with some new MBP's coming out. At first he gave me Apple's usual spill about not commenting on future products, but then he said that since I was such a cool guy he would give me some inside info. He said sigonwulf should buy now if he needs a comp now because the MBP's were just updated a few weeks ago and won't be updated again by January. He also told me that the new MBP's will be totally cool, he used words like revolutionary and cutting edge. Each person who buys a new MBP will be flown to California to have a special chip and connector implanted in their brain so they can plug in their MBP and surf the net Matrix style! Unfortunately he could not give a date on when this would be available. So my advice is buy now!

"I call this the Greatest Zooks Album." -CEREAL KILLER
QUOTE Thanks
kirby14

 
kirby14's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posts: 93
kirby14 is on a distinguished road

kirby14 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by babarnette View Post
OK, so check this out. I just called up his Steveiness, he said whats up and gave a big shout out to everyone on mac-forums, and asked him whats up with some new MBP's coming out. At first he gave me Apple's usual spill about not commenting on future products, but then he said that since I was such a cool guy he would give me some inside info. He said sigonwulf should buy now if he needs a comp now because the MBP's were just updated a few weeks ago and won't be updated again by January. He also told me that the new MBP's will be totally cool, he used words like revolutionary and cutting edge. Each person who buys a new MBP will be flown to California to have a special chip and connector implanted in their brain so they can plug in their MBP and surf the net Matrix style! Unfortunately he could not give a date on when this would be available. So my advice is buy now!
Man, I wish I had the hookup like you

Mac Pro | 3GB | 250GB| Dell E207WFP
QUOTE Thanks
MacHeadCase
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Quote:
Originally Posted by babarnette View Post
OK, so check this out. I just called up his Steveiness, he said whats up and gave a big shout out to everyone on mac-forums, and asked him whats up with some new MBP's coming out. At first he gave me Apple's usual spill about not commenting on future products, but then he said that since I was such a cool guy he would give me some inside info. He said sigonwulf should buy now if he needs a comp now because the MBP's were just updated a few weeks ago and won't be updated again by January. He also told me that the new MBP's will be totally cool, he used words like revolutionary and cutting edge. Each person who buys a new MBP will be flown to California to have a special chip and connector implanted in their brain so they can plug in their MBP and surf the net Matrix style! Unfortunately he could not give a date on when this would be available. So my advice is buy now!
Didn't His Steveness tell you what he said to me?

"If I tell you, I'll have to kill you..."









QUOTE Thanks
WakeCarver

 
WakeCarver's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 04, 2007
Location: Brandon, MS, USA
Posts: 807
WakeCarver is a jewel in the roughWakeCarver is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 24" iMac 3.06GHz 8GB of RAM 2TB HDD, 13" Aluminum MacBook 2.0GHz 4GB of RAM 500GB HDD

WakeCarver is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by kirby14 View Post
Man, I wish I had the hookup like you
I know, everyone does. Tell you what I'll do, his number is 867-5309, you just have to figure out the area code. Oh, and ask for Jenny.

"I call this the Greatest Zooks Album." -CEREAL KILLER
QUOTE Thanks
WakeCarver

 
WakeCarver's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 04, 2007
Location: Brandon, MS, USA
Posts: 807
WakeCarver is a jewel in the roughWakeCarver is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 24" iMac 3.06GHz 8GB of RAM 2TB HDD, 13" Aluminum MacBook 2.0GHz 4GB of RAM 500GB HDD

WakeCarver is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by MacHeadCase View Post
Didn't His Steveness tell you what he said to me?

"If I tell you, I'll have to kill you..."









What can I say I guess he just trust me.

"I call this the Greatest Zooks Album." -CEREAL KILLER
QUOTE Thanks
MikeYMS

 
Member Since: Mar 19, 2007
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 428
MikeYMS has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: Mac mini w/ 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB 667Mhz DDR2 SDRAM

MikeYMS is offline
heh...like everyone here says, don't try and wait for the next big thing. If you do, you'll be doing it til the end of time. Being in the electronics business, I watch prices flux all the time on items...those 4GB memory kits for the Mac Pro were like $400 3 months ago, now they're almost half that price. Best thing to do is to find what you want, look a little lower on the buying chain, and save yourself some money by adding your own memory/HDD/DVD drive/etc.

QUOTE Thanks
MacHeadCase
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Quote:
Originally Posted by babarnette View Post
What can I say I guess he just trust me.
He likes you better than me...


To answer the question, look around in the forums, this has been asked a thousand times if not more. And it always comes down to the same thing in all those threads: You want it now? Go ahead and buy. You can wait? Then do just that, wait.
QUOTE Thanks
SigonWulf

 
Member Since: Nov 21, 2007
Posts: 3
SigonWulf is on a distinguished road

SigonWulf is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by babarnette View Post
OK, so check this out. I just called up his Steveiness, he said whats up and gave a big shout out to everyone on mac-forums, and asked him whats up with some new MBP's coming out. At first he gave me Apple's usual spill about not commenting on future products, but then he said that since I was such a cool guy he would give me some inside info. He said sigonwulf should buy now if he needs a comp now because the MBP's were just updated a few weeks ago and won't be updated again by January. He also told me that the new MBP's will be totally cool, he used words like revolutionary and cutting edge. Each person who buys a new MBP will be flown to California to have a special chip and connector implanted in their brain so they can plug in their MBP and surf the net Matrix style! Unfortunately he could not give a date on when this would be available. So my advice is buy now!
lol I guess I'll buy now then XD
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Do you think this will happen ever? | So, what do you guys think about the lastest from Zune? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Buy now or wait texast Switcher Hangout 13 03-29-2007 01:11 PM
Buy backup software or wait for Time Machine? ripfrankwhite OS X - Apps and Games 4 10-25-2006 01:43 AM
To buy or wait [iMac Intel] goobimama Switcher Hangout 8 05-09-2006 10:42 AM
Should I wait untill intel chips hit to switch? Abrodzinski Apple Desktops 9 02-01-2006 07:15 AM
Anyone want to help me make a decision on when to buy a new PB/IB? JBarbier Schweb's Lounge 2 12-27-2005 07:19 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:04 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?