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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    Steve Jobs needs to come back and shake it up again🤘 Touch bar not worth it
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    I've got a 2012 15" rMBP, and I love it. It's currently going strong so I can't imagine I'll be replacing it with a new model soon, especially not since they've removed most of the ports I use daily! I'm not happy about only having USB-C on the new model - I'm a musician, producer and animator, and find I carry enough adapters and cabling around as it is to record bands and perform, I really don't want to carry more, nor can I afford to replace all of my audio peripherals, as much as a thunderbolt recording interface is tempting. Also, losing the magsafe connection was a foolish decision - bordering on contemptuous of their users - it's saved my Mac more times than I can count and is easily one of the best design features of the macbook. Knowing Apple, that's exactly the point though eh!? Probably realised they could be milking pro users even more if they were only knocking their macbooks off more tables and damaging more cables. As much as I want more graphics power and processing power, the connectivity on my 2012 rMBP absolutely destroys that available on this new model, both in terms of flexibility and number of connections at any given time. So no new macbook for me, at least not soon, or if Im paying for it!

    That said, I'm extremely keen to try one and play with the touchbar, and I wouldn't turn my nose up if someone gave me one! The extra performance will be probably be enough to tempt me in the end, once more of my setup has migrated to thunderbolt, and it is, as always, an utterly beautiful bit of kit.

    Edit: Who am I kidding!? I've just looked at the differences in memory read/write speed, processor and graphics performance vs my mid 2012 rMBP, and the new one will prove to be miles faster than my 2012 model. OK, I definitely want it, but I can't afford it right now.
    Last edited by Altergeist; 11-07-2016 at 06:48 AM.
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    That said, that touchbar could be very useful indeed for recording, performing, animating etc...
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    I think the new Macbook Pro has revamped a lot of things, like image quality, weight, and sound. Especially with the new touchbar I think this is the biggest change we've seen in Mac's laptops for a long time! Price is a little steep, but I'd be willing to get one in a couple years when my current one can't function anymore
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    My current MBP is working great. In future will upgrade the disk space and likely get 2 more productive years from it. The Win laptop I paid a lot less for this year already feels weak and a total waste of money compared to the higher price I paid for the MBP is really providing a great experience.
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    I don't think you can justify the new Macbook pro considering the price. Shame
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    increasingly sophisticated, Apple's Macbook pro
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    yea if i have the money i will buy one
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    I really want to see how good enough this revolutionary step that apple takes
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    I am!
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    If I don't win one here from iMore I won't be buying one now as my current MacBook Pro is pretty recent. I will wait a year or so hoping for a memory bump or a price drop.
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    Still collecting the budget
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    I do wonder how the whole ports (MacBook Pro) and headphone jack (iPhone) topics would've been addressed by Steve. I don't think he would've liked the ideas of dongles. What about you?
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    Quote Originally Posted by waluhyo View Post
    Still collecting the budget
    You're not alone.
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    yeah i will. but the price is holding me back. i want the touch bar tho. really want to try it if its gonna be worth the price that high.
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    I purchased the one without the Touch Bar....then took back and got the MacBook Air. But once I started using it I was like if I'm going to spend over $1000 for a MacBook I might as well fork up the money and get the new MacBook Pro back. Hard to go back from Retina to a regular screen. Didn't like it lol. Plus I can definitely notice the speed difference in the new MacBook vs the Air. It was a no brainer to go and get the new MacBook Pro back!
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    I just ordered the MBP 13 w/ Touch Bar. I have a late 2011 MBP that I maxed out the specs on (for the time). Unfortunately I spilled some booze in it recently. It still works, but it fried the battery. It only works when plugged in. Also it seems to have done something to the hard drive. I keep getting SMART errors anytime I try to update anything. I'm just hoping it holds out til my new one gets here. Estimated shipping is Dec. 20-26. I'm hoping it gets pushed up though.
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    Would want to buy one but it is pricey
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    I'm not going to buy one this year (but I will happily take one if I win one from iMore) as my current MacBook Pro is quite new. In a year or so I will look to see what the price & performance are like and likely upgrade then.
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    My concern is that the Touch Bar is a half-measure at best (despite Schiller's protests to the contrary a touch screen laptop is a great third input interface), and they should have include at least 1 USB Type A port for thumbdrives and their own iPhone cables.
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    It is going to be tough to justify buying the new MBP this year. Come January 1 that is a different story, the start of a new year.
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    If I had the money I would love one. If I can save enough, I probably will get one, but until then, no.
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    The macbook pro with touch ID would be great but a bit pricey
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    NO. I just got the 2015 this year, so it will be a while, unless I win one, of course
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    Ohhhhhhh there is that chance!

    @All - remember, we're giving one of the new MacBook Pros away! Enter often, and good luck
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