Originally Posted by backtomac
Dude it ain't just about you, or your beer guzzling dorm buddies. The iMac and mini were hurtin' for an update. Dont' be surprised if MBPs get updated next week. It's been reported that Apple is awaiting a large shipment of product very soon.
I'm not sure that we have "beer guzzling dorm buddies" in England.
Anyway, yes, I wouldn't be surprised if the MBP was to be updated next week. I just find it infuriating that, even if that is the case, they did it this way around. I can't think of a reason why someone wanting an iMac update couldn't wait a week, unless they were in a similar position to myself, but many more students by laptops. I need to have a laptop ordered by the weekend and in-hand by a week friday.
I'm not knocking Apple for it if they've done it for business reasons - if the MBPs are selling just fine without any updates in the college season, and the iMacs needed a kick-start, great. It just sucks for a generally tech-savvy prosumer/student who simply will not buy a notebook only to see it superseded a couple of weeks later.
To be entirely honest, I'll probably buy a Yonah MBP, send it back after 13 days (gotta love the UK distance selling regulations) and get a Merom one in its place. I don't care if I screw Apple about like that.