My 2008 macbook keyboard broke in early May and Iv been holding out. How much longer? I'd hate to buy the June 2012 model and they get updated in mid July.
I was fully expecting to have a new MBP preordered by now
Well if I knew it was going to be a couple of months, I could probably temper my desire to get one for now. However, if it's going to be 2014 then I'll go ahead and get one now. I'm unfamiliar with the Mac product cycles as I'm a former PC guy used to building my own, so this is new territory for me.
Heavens no, it won't be 2014. They can't afford to go that long without updates.
It's not like we're talking about the Mac Pro.
The Haswell chips with Iris Pro graphics (Iris Pro 5100 for the 13" and Iris Pro 5200 for 15") are only sampling; they are not shipping yet. Apple will ship the new rMBPs when Intel can supply sufficient quantities of suitable Haswell chips.
Works well for the Thinkpad(IBM and now Lenovo) line of notebooks for over 20 years! It all black!
The update is okay. I wish that there was an option to run the machine faster since the benchmarks thus far show that the new MBA runs no faster (and sometimes slower) than the old MBA did CPU wise.
The only promising sign is that it provides 39fps at 1440x900 vs 21fps in the 2012 but thus far I have no seen good GPU benchmarks done.
"What is decidedly different, however, is the integrated HD 5000 graphics from Intel, a step above the HD 4000 in the previous Air. In our older Call of Duty 4 test (one of the few standard gaming benchmarks for OS X), at the native 1,440x900-pixel resolution, the game ran at 39.0 frames per second on the 2013 Air and 21.9 frames per second on the 2012 Air."
Tantalizing but no details on settings on the actual benchmark page.