New Macbook Pros in the works?

It appears Mac lovers might be in for a treat in the near future, following some digging by Apple technology site Applesana.es.

Having browsed through the configuration files of the latest build of Mac OS X, the most recent operating system out of Cupertino, the site claims to have found references to two new Macbook Pro models.

It is reported that the 10.6.2 update to the operating system (build 10C531) hold the configuration files in which Applesana made the discovery. Within the files references to Macbook Pro 6.1 and Macbook Pro 6.1b are made. The current crops of Macbook Pros are designated numbers from 5.1 through to 5.5.

Although speculative, it is not unfathomable to think Apple will soon update its Macbook Pro line, given that it was not updated during the latest Apple product refresh, which saw iMacs gain the powerful Intel Core i5 and i7 processors.

The Intel Core i7 mobile processor in particular offers greater performance than any of its predecessors. Specifically, the i7 mobile has the technology to increase clock speed by up to 75% to match the workload of the system, and has strong performance with multi-threaded applications.

The last Macbook Pro update took place in June 2009, which featured Intel's Core 2 Duo processors and nVidia GeForce 9400M/9600M GT video cards.


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Sounds great! I have been holding off on buying a MBP for the i7 refreshes. Core i7, better graphics card, and cheaper. kthxplz?

Hmm...interesting that they are going to come out with a new models in the Macbook Pro lineup. I thought they were finished updating their computers.

just when I had decided to get a quad-core iMac.... the Apple Rumor Mill starts turning again - haha

it would be nice to see an i7 in the MBP's but I don't think it will happen since it will shoot up the price pretty significantly (unless they just make it an 'upgrade option' in place of standard).
a video card upgrade is much more plausible to me, especially if Apple really is giving OpenCL priority.

Any idea when this will happen? I just bought a mbp on sale from Fry's this weekend. I am going to be very ****ed if apple has something new within a couple of weeks.

Jazzza said,
And I'm sure HP has some new ones in the works, too. Not sure what your point is, though.


He's making the point that eventual hardware refreshes are hardly news. The same comment I made earlier, which was deleted, fyi.

Mega Goatlord said,
He's making the point that eventual hardware refreshes are hardly news. The same comment I made earlier, which was deleted, fyi.

Unless it's Apple making the hardware refreshes. the Mac's unique position means that it'll naturally make headlines. Any Apple news is big news, anyway. The market at large is interested. The industry is interested. Wall Street is interested. The Mac is differentiated as the only consumer computer where software is tied to the hardware - Apple makes the whole widget. Not HP, not Dell, not Lenovo. Big differentiaton + big mindhsare = headlines.

Mega Goatlord said,
He's making the point that eventual hardware refreshes are hardly news. The same comment I made earlier, which was deleted, fyi.


Microsoft releasing software is hardly news too, should we stop making threads about it?

Actually, Microsoft releasing an entirely new operating system refresh to the 95% of the world IS real hardware/software news.

An Apple CPU refresh is no more newsworthy than Dell or Asus doing the same.

Sounds interesting, especially given the more major version bump.
Although it'll no doubt make me a bit annoyed too, given my Oct 08 model.