1. kevington920's Avatar
    Hi all, I am new to the forums. I am considering purchasing a new MacBook Pro in the next few weeks. I will mostly use the MacBook for programming as I am taking classes on the subject(right now I have a 2011 MBP). I wanted to know if I should go ahead and purchase the current MacBook Pro or wait until the new models are released. Also based on your experiences, how much space should I purchase? I am leaning towards 512gb because I feel 128gb is way to low. Thanks everyone in advanced.
    03-28-2016 07:27 PM
  2. TripleOne's Avatar
    Wait for the new MBP, rumors says that they're making it even thinner. Skylake will also increase the battery life apparently.

    Storage wise, go for the 512gb. 128gb will run out quickly.
    03-28-2016 07:29 PM
  3. kevington920's Avatar
    Thank you for the advice
    03-28-2016 07:34 PM
  4. Closingracer's Avatar
    Honestly of you need one get one. No point in waiting imo. The only differences will be port selection maybe, upgraded cpu generation wise, perhaps DDR4 ram, and maybe a redesign or perhaps not. This new Macbook wouldn't make last year's worse and if you can find a good deal on a 2015 model I would say go for it unless you really want the newest one. Performance wise you might get negligible increases in power with slightly better battery life which is already great. I got my Macbook Pro in January and I would of done it again in a heartbeat if I knew one was coming out in March like it was rumored to be.
    04-05-2016 10:08 AM
  5. anon(767240)'s Avatar
    I just got the 2015 mbp a few days ago. I needed it immediately so I can't wait for the 2016 model to come out. so if you need one NOW, then go get one. if not and you can wait, then the 2016 should be the better choice.
    04-13-2016 11:12 PM
  6. Closingracer's Avatar
    I just got the 2015 mbp a few days ago. I needed it immediately so I can't wait for the 2016 model to come out. so if you need one NOW, then go get one. if not and you can wait, then the 2016 should be the better choice.
    I wouldn't call it "better".....DDR4 RAM and the upgrade cpu won't matter that much depending on your needs. For me my Macbook is overkill since I just need this for school and note taking basically
    04-14-2016 03:21 PM
  7. maflynn's Avatar
    I don't foresee huge performance improvements, I think the state of the chipsets are such they'll be plenty fast. The addition of TB3 and a maybe a better GPU and maybe better battery life are what we can look forward too.

    As the old adage goes, if you can wait, then wait. WWDC is just a couple of months away and that's when people expect Apple to rollout the new MBPs
    04-16-2016 06:45 AM
  8. Closingracer's Avatar
    I don't foresee huge performance improvements, I think the state of the chipsets are such they'll be plenty fast. The addition of TB3 and a maybe a better GPU and maybe better battery life are what we can look forward too.

    As the old adage goes, if you can wait, then wait. WWDC is just a couple of months away and that's when people expect Apple to rollout the new MBPs




    Skylake is a big improvement over haswell which is in the 15 inch. Better performance with lower power consumption
    04-19-2016 01:10 PM
  9. JebaQpt's Avatar
    Featuring an all-metal unibody enclosure, is now available in four aluminum finishes — gold, silver, space gray, and for the first time on a Mac, rose gold.
    The updated MacBook features sixth-generation dual-core Intel Core M processors up to 1.3 GHz, with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz, and faster 1866 MHz memory.
    Watch this also
    04-20-2016 07:21 AM
  10. maflynn's Avatar
    Skylake is a big improvement over haswell which is in the 15 inch. Better performance with lower power consumption
    I think overall the battery and GPU will be better, but I'm not so sure about the pure computational speed.
    04-20-2016 08:28 PM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Featuring an all-metal unibody enclosure, is now available in four aluminum finishes gold, silver, space gray, and for the first time on a Mac, rose gold.
    The updated MacBook features sixth-generation dual-core Intel Core M processors up to 1.3 GHz, with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz, and faster 1866 MHz memory.
    Watch this also
    Your advice to the OP would be.....?
    04-20-2016 09:04 PM

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