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When is the safe time to buy a Macbook Pro with retina display

885 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 22, 2012 9:52 AM by steve359 RSS
Maziyar Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Jun 22, 2012 8:24 AM



I saw some issues lately with Macbook Pro with retina display in discussion and it seems the number is increasing. It might be a bad batch. I want to order one and I have to do it online (because of a student discount) and it's going to be hard for returning and swapping.


How long should I wait to have more stable MBPR out there to order one? Or it's not like that and bad batch could happened anytime.



MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4), Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7
  • steve359 Level 6 Level 6 (12,035 points)

    This is the "Emergency Room" of the Apple world.  Poeple who are happily using their Retina units are too busy to report that all is well.


    The only reason I would not have one "today" is because I would special-order one with 16 GB RAM and it would take extra time.

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (30,505 points)

    Many users bought a MacBook Pro with Retina display the first day and have no issues. A lot of forum members here like to bring up that this is like a hospital: people don't come here and say "Hey! Guess what, everyone. I love my new MBPR." People will only come here with technical issues. Just buy one right now. And FYI I'm not positive but I do not think the student discount needs to be used online, you can do it in the store.

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,200 points)

    As always, this is like one of those "when is the new model coming out?" threads. Not even a CIA spy can divine when Apple will pop out a new model. Given the date of the new release, it could be one of those one-per-year epochs, like back in 2010 (most years they put out two releases, Spring & Fall).


    At least I'd suggest waiting till the new feline shows up sometime next month or so. It will surely trigger a slew of new issues which may in turn persuade a hardware update.

  • bandit Level 3 Level 3 (875 points)

    I agree with steve359. People are here to get help. Certainly there have been a lot more new macbooks sold then you have read here with problems. There are always going to be some with problems. If you purchase your macbook and have a problem apple will fix it. You also have 14 days to return it. I do recommend purchasing apple care. Things can go wrong with electronics and without applecare it would be way to costly to repair.

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (30,505 points)

    Hope you enjoy your new MacBook Pro

  • steve359 Level 6 Level 6 (12,035 points)

    Good luck with the MBPR and with university.


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