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Should I return my MBP?


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Ok, so I just got my MBP 13" a little over a week ago, the 11th to be exact. Now that I've been cruising this forum, I'm reading that there's rumors that a new MBP is on it's way for right around the same price. My question is...Should I return my MBP and wait for the newer one to come out? Is it going to be that much better? What kind of specs are we lookin at here? If you could just point me into the direction of the improvements that would be great! Thanks in advance.

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No one knows anything for certain until the announcement is made. Rumor suggest an announcement coming this week or next, but it's just a rumor. Details about what will be updated are even more vague. Apple is always very tightlipped about this stuff. You'll just have to wait, but even if the announcement is made this week, it may be awhile until they're sold. I would say the chances are good there will be a refresh announced very very soon, so return it if you want and see what happens.
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No one knows anything for certain until the announcement is made. Rumor suggest an announcement coming this week or next, but it's just a rumor. Details about what will be updated are even more vague. Apple is always very tightlipped about this stuff. You'll just have to wait, but even if the announcement is made this week, it may be awhile until they're sold. I would say the chances are good there will be a refresh announced very very soon, so return it if you want and see what happens.
I really want to go and return it, but then again, I don't want to be without my MBP for too long.

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There's no guarantee that new MBP's:

- will be released soon
- will have features worth waiting for
- will be less expensive
- that there will be no inventory shortages if new models are more popular than expected

But given that:

- the MBP line is due for an update
- that the "rumor mill" has that update coming very soon
- and this is the time of the year that Apple usually does announce new models/products

If you will not incur any sort of financial loss returning the MBP...if it were me...I would probably return it...and see what happens in the next 1-2 weeks.

Of course if you absolutely need a MBP now...then buying now made/makes a lot of sense.

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^^^^^^ Great post there Nick, but have seen you post that ohh too often

And this isnt a dig at the OP but who wants to start a book on how many threads in the next week (bc the new MBP will be out by then) about should i wait or should i buy, or do i return my 2 week old Mac for the new one lol

Can see it a mile away haahaha

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^^^^^^ Great post there Nick, but have seen you post that ohh too often

And this isnt a dig at the OP but who wants to start a book on how many threads in the next week (bc the new MBP will be out by then) about should i wait or should i buy, or do i return my 2 week old Mac for the new one lol

Can see it a mile away haahaha
I sense these types of threads popping for this whole week. >_<"

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I sense these types of threads popping for this whole week. >_<"
Yep for sure. And as i went back into the Get New page, what was at the top of the listing lol

Im still cracking up seeing that. Mind you the OP of that thread you posted in was looking for a little more .......

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I sense these types of threads popping for this whole week. >_<"
yep.... and I'm steering clear
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yep.... and I'm steering clear

What?? Why?? Your type of thread i thought

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What?? Why?? Your type of thread i thought
Must be getting grumpy and impatient in my old age
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^^^^^^ Great post there Nick, but have seen you post that ohh too often
Regarding hardware updates...I usually say..."Who knows...only Apple knows!"

This time around it seems very likely very soon...so I thought that I would say...yeah return it & see what happens.

- Nick

p.s. Of course I know how everyone feels about these sort of threads (I feel the same). Don't forget the other threads we will see (after every new model announcement)...

"I just bought an (iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, etc.) just 2, 3, 4, 5 etc. weeks ago...can I return it & get the new one???"

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I would. But that's just me.
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I confess I have a little problem with the idea of returning something I chose to buy that works perfectly.

Noone held a gun to my head (usually) and made me buy it, and if I now return it the item is used and results in a loss to the seller. I know a certain amount of returns are built into the operating budget, and I have zero problems with returning something that has problems, or doesn't meet expectations based on advertising.

I'm not saying I haven't done exactly this before, or won't in the future, but it isn't something I would do without a lot of second guessing.
Honestly, I had this happen when I bought my Mac Mini (though I knew better, I neglected to check the life cycle on when an update was expected) 2 mos after I got it the new version came out with HDMI port.

Anyway, rambling post, but if it was me, I would keep the MBP and chalk it up to experience if the new version does come out later and is so much better.

I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .
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Absolutely YES, get it back quick
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I confess I have a little problem with the idea of returning something I chose to buy that works perfectly.

Noone held a gun to my head (usually) and made me buy it, and if I now return it the item is used and results in a loss to the seller. I know a certain amount of returns are built into the operating budget, and I have zero problems with returning something that has problems, or doesn't meet expectations based on advertising.

I'm not saying I haven't done exactly this before, or won't in the future, but it isn't something I would do without a lot of second guessing.
Honestly, I had this happen when I bought my Mac Mini (though I knew better, I neglected to check the life cycle on when an update was expected) 2 mos after I got it the new version came out with HDMI port.

Anyway, rambling post, but if it was me, I would keep the MBP and chalk it up to experience if the new version does come out later and is so much better.
Most of these kinds of returns are sold as refurbs, so I have zero problem with it. Refurbs are just as good as any new product and come with the same warranty and option to get Apple Care. And at a reduced price, no one is really losing out in the end.

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