12 Replies Latest reply: Nov 19, 2011 9:49 AM by thomas_r.
Viraj Toronto Level 1 (0 points)

Am being googling and reading in most of forums that Apple is going to phase out MacBook Pro 13''. How true is the news. The Apple Store out here is ready to take my MacBook Pro 13" which is nearly 1 month old.

 

Should I return it rather than waiting for Apple to discontinue it


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • stedman1 Level 9 (69,759 points)

    Is your existing computer going to somehow stop working if a model is discontinued?

     

    Stedman

  • Viraj Toronto Level 1 (0 points)

    No it won't.. but should one buy a product when its going to be phased out.

     

    Need to confirm if the news is true about Apple discontinuing with Macbook Pro.

  • stedman1 Level 9 (69,759 points)

    Sorry, no one here would know that information.

     

    Stedman

  • thomas_r. Level 7 (30,727 points)

    I don't know what forums you're reading, but note that Apple has not made any such announcement, so anyone talking about that is blowing a lot of hot air.  If Apple were to discontinue the 13" - and I can't see any reasons why they would - they won't announce it until they actually do it.

     

    Your 13" MBP will continue working just fine for many years.  There's absolutely no reason to return it, even if the line did get discontinued.  In fact, that would probably make it MORE valuable to people wanting a 13" machine.

  • etresoft Level 7 (27,813 points)

    I can guarantee that Apple will discontinue all of their equipment eventually. Of all of Apple's equipment, the MacBook Pro was the most recently updated so, logically, it should be the last of Apple's currently selling products to be discontinued.

     

    Are you thinking about the Mac Pro perhaps? From the online rumors I can find, the Macbook Pro isn't due for a refresh until next spring.

  • Viraj Toronto Level 1 (0 points)

    No. Am referring to Macbook Pro 13''

  • etresoft Level 7 (27,813 points)

    Apple is always updating products. If you wait until they release a product that is never going to be discontinued, then you will be waiting forever. The MacBook Pro 13" was last updated less than a month ago. I can guarantee that it will be discontinued as soon as the replacement is ready. That replacement probably already has a projected date for when it will be discontinued.

  • Viraj Toronto Level 1 (0 points)

    My aplogizies if am not clear what am asking in this forum.

     

    Am referring to entire Macbook Pro fleet..are they going to stop the production in near future (2012) and make way for Macbook Air fleet.

  • stedman1 Level 9 (69,759 points)

    Again it begs the question, so what if they do discontinue the entire MBP line? Will you suddenly have to move to the MBP Air? If so, why?

     

    Stedman

  • etresoft Level 7 (27,813 points)

    I can guarantee with 100% certainly that the entire MacBook Pro fleet is going to be discontinued. Will it happen in 2012? In 2013? No one outside of Apple knows. I can also guarantee with absolute, 100% certainty that if the MacBook Pro line is discontinued to make room for a new, Air-like design, then there will be immediate rumors of the Air and the new MacBook Pro "slimline" being discontinued. And you know what? All those rumors will be true.

     

    There is only one way to avoid buying an obsolete computer - don't buy one at all.

  • Viraj Toronto Level 1 (0 points)

    I would prefer going with Macbook Air which would be around in Production for atleast next 3-4 yrs.

  • thomas_r. Level 7 (30,727 points)

    What does it matter?  Your 13" MBP would still continue to be fully supported by Apple, and would still continue to work just as well, even if the entire line was discontinued tomorrow.  Buy what you need when you need it and quit manufacturing artificial worries.  Especially since you CANNOT get an answer to your question, because nobody here knows, and nobody at Apple will say until the day it happens.

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,965 points)

    Viraj Toronto wrote:

     

    I would prefer going with Macbook Air which would be around in Production for atleast next 3-4 yrs.

    Then indulge your preference before it's too late to take your MBP back.

     

    Solved.