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  • sers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    How do you know this?  I genuinely would like to know how you can be so sure.

  • sers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That could have been a lot of other things than the 17" MBP.  But if they are cutting things solely because of size, that would be odd--it has to be size "plus", in other words, how profitable they think it might be (or fail to be). Unless they suffer from megalophobia?

  • PuNiTTT Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My uncle's friend works for Apple.

     

    Just kidding. It's just a hunch. Haswell CPU is coming soon.

     

    I just saw a 10 yr old girl with a 15" MacBook Pro on a muzzkids commercial.

     

    I knew I made the right decision to stay away from one.

     

    I'm doing just fine with my 27" iMac.

  • sers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is past missing dinner:  it is more in the order of fasting.  I can't believe they will just jettison all the lovers of the 17".  It augments Apple's brand no matter what, because of all the enthusiastic users who work in video, the sciences, publishing, & academia generally.  The old Apple "hard core".  I think they will bring it back.  It is just a matter of the production cost being brought down sufficiently if they decide to do it with the Retina Display.  But I suspect that when they bring it out, it will dazzle.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,680 points)

    sers wrote:

     

    This is past missing dinner:  it is more in the order of fasting.  I can't believe they will just jettison all the lovers of the 17".

    That has already happened.

  • sers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    We'll see.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,680 points)

    sers wrote:

     

    We'll see.

    Something wrong with your sense of time?

     

    We saw that in 2011 when Apple dropped the 17"

     

    There are no announced plans to replace it with a similar sized model,

  • sers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hard to understand why the thought of it should distract you? The Retina Display cost factor was too high.  But that is changing rapidly.  I'd say your sense of time is off:  you think it is 2011.  It isn't.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,680 points)

    I don't think think that it is 2011, that was 3 years ago, back when Apple dropped the 17" model.

     

    Good luck, be patient

  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6 (11,045 points)

    sers wrote:

     

    This is past missing dinner:  it is more in the order of fasting.  I can't believe they will just jettison all the lovers of the 17".  It augments Apple's brand no matter what, because of all the enthusiastic users who work in video, the sciences, publishing, & academia generally.  The old Apple "hard core".  I think they will bring it back.  It is just a matter of the production cost being brought down sufficiently if they decide to do it with the Retina Display.  But I suspect that when they bring it out, it will dazzle.

    Here you go. Instead of waiting for years for something not likely to happen, especially considering how important the 17" is to you.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=17+inch+laptop

  • Jerome Olivier Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    And every single one of those laptops has a 16:9 screen instead of 16:10.  What gives?  Seems like only Apple still makes / made 16:10 laptops.  Apparently, everybody else is busy watching TV on their laptops.

     

    Not only that, but many of those 17" screens aren't even HD, only 1600 x 900.  So, um... everybody's busy watching low rez TV...?  I don't get it.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,680 points)

    It's because the market supplies what the customer buys, and apparently the interest in the large laptop market is down generally, not just for Apple.

  • ALfanboy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    EVERYONE ON THIS FORUM:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/macbookpro.html

     

     

    1) Do the obvious at the top.

    2) Type 17-inch MacBook Pro as the subject.

    3) state your reasons in comments

    4) send the feedback as an "Enhancement Request", and ALSO "Design/Ease of Use", and possibly "Configurability".  This means you all will do this process three times.  For Configurability, request for more hardware specs(i.e. more ram options, storage options, and CPU options, as well as 2GB Video Graphics card(Nvidia or ATI).

     

     

  • CrimsonCage Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The Retina Display cost factor was too high.

     

    Why did Apple drop the 17" back in 2012?

     

    We all should know by now that the reason is the same as why Apple dropped the 15" Unibody MacBook Pro / Non-Retina MacBook Pro.

     

    Let's not forget that both iMac haven't received a Retina Display yet. Apple hasn't been able to create a Retina Display larger than 15 inch and unfortunately 17" is larger than 15".

     

    17" was discontinued after the introduction of the Retina MacBook Pro. Since the 17-inch market is the worst in the three MacBook Pro variants, discontinuing it won't be a big issue. After the stability of the Retina MacBook Pro, the 15" variant was discountinued. When Mac users are ready to move forward and abandon the Optical Drive, the 13" variant will be the next one to leave.

     

    All in all, I still believe we will see the Retina 17-inch MacBook Pro (eventually).

  • MoProductions Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm almost 100% certain Apple will being back a 17-inch MacBook Pro eventually.  The logic:

     

    1) Apple prides itself on being the computer for creative types.  That includes filmmakers.  Pre-retina display, the only laptop that could support Full HD, Blu-Ray quality 1920x1080 resolution was the 17-inch, so even if Apple didn't particularly like them they still needed them.

     

    2) Apple comes out with retina display 15-inch MacBook Pros, which have WAY more resolution than 1920x1080, thus elimating the need for the 17-inch and it's HD resolution.

     

    3) 4K (3840x2160) filmmaking is becoming the new standard.  Heck, my cell phone takes 4K video.  The only way Apple could support 4K on a laptop would be to release a new retina display powered 17-inch MacBook Pro at 3840x2400.

     

    Now none of this is confirmed but that's what I'm hoping for and I'm sticking to it.

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