Big MacBook Pro announcement rumored for January 17

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  • Reply 21 of 29
    fastasleepfastasleep Posts: 6,447member
    designr said:
    jcfrg1966 said:
    Apple VR headset Big presentation 😎
    Well...

    Steve did announce the iPhone 15 years ago last week. ;)
    16 years ago.

    The Reality Pro is not going to be a press release, come on.
  • Reply 22 of 29
    thadec said:
    Why Focus on the MacBook Pro?
    The first M1 MacBook Pro was announced in November 2020.
    The 14" and 16" M1 Pro and Max MacBook Pros came out in 2021.
    Then the M2 MacBook Pros came out in 2022.
    The headline should be finally updating the Mac Mini. 
    Reason 1: the Mac Mini has the same 8 core (only 4 performance) CPU and 8 core GPU from 2020
    Reason 2: the only other option is the 8th gen Core i5 one from 2018 (the chip was issued in 2017) that somehow costs $1100! I bought an HP with a 10th gen Core i5 for $450 maybe 3 years ago. 
    Reason 3: there is no Core i7 option at all. Yes, the M1 outperforms the 8th gen Core i7. But 11th gen? Depends. (Quad core laptop? Yes. Hexacore desktop? No.) 12th gen? Generally no. 13th gen? Of course not, whether laptop or desktop. 

    And no, I am not just saying this because I want to get an M1 Mac Mini for the benefit of folks in my household who do video editing and 2D animation for cheap at a fire sale so I won't have to buy this guy instead and put Ubuntu Studio or ChromeOS Flex on it: https://www.bee-link.com/computer-73493777
    It actually is so that the Mac Mini can again become the most compelling desktop in the industry as it has been several times in the past, but hasn't since AMD Zen 3 (or Zen 2+ like the Steam Deck) and Intel Alder Lake mini-pcs became available.  
    No, thr m2 MacBook pros did not come out last year. 

    ONE old body style 13” MacBook Pro came out alongside the m2 air. 

    The real MacBook pros, the 14 and 16” versions with high performance silicon have not been updated since debut. 
  • Reply 23 of 29
    eightzero said:
    Apple leaker Jon Prosser suggests Apple will announce something on Tuesday, January 17 -- and a new MacBook Pro is expected to debut at the event.
    Event? There will be an event? What time, AI?
    Don’t know where you’re getting “event” from. 

    Prosser said “newsroom” indicating press release. 
  • Reply 24 of 29
    mattinoz said:
    Given it is already 17th of Jan in parts of the world and Apple haven't sent event invites then really at most it will be a press release and Website drop kind of announcement. 

    By Apple standards that is a small announcement not a big announcement.

     9secondkox2 said:
    Tomorrow is the press release launch of the M2 based MacBook Pros. 

    Nothing crazy, but definitely needed. 
    I love how everyone instantly jumps on the MBP 14” and 16” train when it is entirely more likely the Mini and/or iMac will get the current M2 update.  Then they can still show investors they are still releasing products while they can sit on the true MBP update for a little while longer. 
    We will see soon enough. It would have made more sense to launch m2 basic updates to those devices last year since the m2 was already shipping. 

    The development time to create Pro and Max versions seems to fit more with MacBook Pro launches. I can see Apple allowing the small iMac and mini to roll with m1 a bit longer as they represent the low end. 

    But if it’s an iMac, Mac mini, both, or all, that would actually be fantastic. 
    I could see Mac mini and iMac going to M1 Pro which would be a boost even over the M2 yet still let them spread out production value of those chip lines. You'd still have to buy a Studio to get the Max and Ultra 
    That’s actually brilliant. 
    mattinoz
  • Reply 25 of 29
    It’s going to be a refreshed iMac. Maybe a nice, big one!
  • Reply 26 of 29
    eightzero said:
    Apple leaker Jon Prosser suggests Apple will announce something on Tuesday, January 17 -- and a new MacBook Pro is expected to debut at the event.
    Event? There will be an event? What time, AI?
    Don’t know where you’re getting “event” from. 

    Prosser said “newsroom” indicating press release. 
    Literally the first sentence of the article.
  • Reply 27 of 29
    DAalsethDAalseth Posts: 2,855member
    It’s the morning of the 17th now. No sign of anything yet. 
  • Reply 28 of 29
    DAalseth said:
    It’s the morning of the 17th now. No sign of anything yet. 

    At the time of your post, it was 4:47 AM in Cupertino.  When has Apple ever announced stuff that early? 🤣
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