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#1
idk if this was discussed, i searched and nothing came up

anyways my friend tells me that they just release a brand new model for macbook and macbook pro and i go to check it out and wow it looks so much cleaner and nicer. I just got my macbook only a few weeks ago and now this comes out. So i was wondering any other mac users here pissed off as well? I feel like this is such a ripoff

EDIT: ok I know that technology changes but that doesnt mean i cant be angry at it. I mean I'm just asking if anyone else here feels angry about this too, just trying to connect, but whatever this is the pit so I guess I had it coming for me oh well...
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#2
Erm...

Nope. Not pissed.

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#3
The thing is, ya see, companies release new versions of products.

They just do. It's called market competition.
#4
dude you should definately read up before buying any technology that hasnt been updated for over 6 months
#5
Nope, just bad timing. It's not a rip off

Also, I'm an iMac user, not a Macbook user... so meh, I don't care.
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Take it back and get a new model?
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Well it makes sense doesn't it? Technology advances very quickly.
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I was just talking about the new model earlier. It's so awesome. But if you bought it a few weeks ago and just passed the return date, it's your own damn fault. That's how technology works.

Me, on the other hand, had to get the old Macbook Pro before September, as required by my school. Oh well. Maybe I'll sell it in a year and get the new one if I want to. But that's not even really necessary. It's a damn good and durable laptop.

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#14
apple makes new products so often, that its frustrating to have the old ones because they don't look as "cool". I have the old on, about 3 months old, and w/e. It'd be sweet to get the new one, but ill wait til this one dies, and they've realized half a dozen more macbooks


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The thing is, ya see, companies release new versions of products.

They just do. It's called market competition.

+1
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who cares that its made of 1 piece of aluminum.

People who actually want quality in design.

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#17
Meh, would you believe my dreamcast is obsolete too?
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The thing is, ya see, companies release new versions of products.

They just do. It's called market competition.

I believe it's called planned obsolescence.
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#20
They're considerably higher spec than the old ones, and about £300 more (the cheapest model of each)
#21
i got an old macbook pro from like 04 and it has a crack on the metal next to the screen which pops out all the time, the back of the macbook seperates from the front. that alone costs $670 to fix. The 0, left,right, enter key dont work, the screws are all loose, and due to all this damage, itd actually be cheaper to get a new one, but do you do u see me bitching about it by making a new forum, no...
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#24
so return your computer and buy the new one.

problem solved?
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Never been a fan of Macs.

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"Yeah, but, your computer only plays software made by the company that made it, and nobody has that, so you're not compatible with anyone."

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The correct version of the last response is:

"Wow, you are just plain wrong."

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"Yeah, but, your computer only plays software made by the company that made it, and nobody has that, so you're not compatible with anyone."

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Actually, Microsoft Words and all the other working apps have a version for Mac as well as messenger and a lot of other.
#27
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idk if this was discussed, i searched and nothing came up

anyways my friend tells me that they just release a brand new model for macbook and macbook pro and i go to check it out and wow it looks so much cleaner and nicer. I just got my macbook only a few weeks ago and now this comes out. So i was wondering any other mac users here pissed off as well? I feel like this is such a ripoff

No, I'm not pissed.
I got my macbook about 2 months ago, and I've come to realize over time (usually with the ipod) That anytime I buy something technological a new model tends to be released very shortly after. Call it bad timing, but whatever

Also after watching the video on the apple site about it, I don't need it. All it is is a new touch pad, and new screen, and 1 piece of aluminum, and maybe some better graphics. Yeah it looks nice, but its not a huge improvement. Its using the same program, it's still Leopard OS X. So it looks a little nicer, look at it this way. Instead of replacing your brand new macbook. In a few years when you replace, whether you need to or not. A new model will be out, and chances are it will have new features that are way better then a 1 piece of aluminum

So am I pissed off, no not at all
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No, I'm not pissed.
I got my macbook about 2 months ago, and I've come to realize over time (usually with the ipod) That anytime I buy something technological a new model tends to be released very shortly after. Call it bad timing, but whatever

Also after watching the video on the apple site about it, I don't need it. All it is is a new touch pad, and new screen, and 1 piece of aluminum, and maybe some better graphics. Yeah it looks nice, but its not a huge improvement. Its using the same program, it's still Leopard OS X. So it looks a little nicer, look at it this way. Instead of replacing your brand new macbook. In a few years when you replace, whether you need to or not. A new model will be out, and chances are it will have new features that are way better then a 1 piece of aluminum

So am I pissed off, no not at all

Exactly.

Although I do like the new dual GPU design. That would be nice to have instead of the 8600 always running even when I'm not playing games. The 1 piece aluminum was a good idea too. It strengthens the integrity of the structural design.

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#30
It doesn't seem that much better.

Clicking with the track pad just annoys me. I like having the button there.
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#31
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i got an old macbook pro from like 04 and it has a crack on the metal next to the screen which pops out all the time, the back of the macbook seperates from the front. that alone costs $670 to fix. The 0, left,right, enter key dont work, the screws are all loose, and due to all this damage, itd actually be cheaper to get a new one, but do you do u see me bitching about it by making a new forum, no...


whoa relax buddy your whining a big deal in your post. and the only reason im complaining is because i want to see if there are any other people like me who bought a macbook just before the school season and now apple does this
#32
hey do you know whats going to piss you off more?
they are dropping the price of the mac book
to $999
so im just going to wait...
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i got an old macbook pro from like 04 and it has a crack on the metal next to the screen which pops out all the time, the back of the macbook seperates from the front. that alone costs $670 to fix. The 0, left,right, enter key dont work, the screws are all loose, and due to all this damage, itd actually be cheaper to get a new one, but do you do u see me bitching about it by making a new forum, no...


That's odd. The MacBook Pro didn't come out until 2006. I preordered mine and waited for it.

My son broke my screen but I bought a new one for 200 on ebay and put it in myself in an hour.
#34
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It doesn't seem that much better.

Clicking with the track pad just annoys me. I like having the button there.

Well I was wondering about that. I'm wondering if it's just a virtual click or if the new trackpad is actually one big button that you can actually click down. It looked like the latter from the video I saw.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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Well I was wondering about that. I'm wondering if it's just a virtual click or if the new trackpad is actually one big button that you can actually click down. It looked like the latter from the video I saw.

That sounds interesting.

I'm just not a fan of the former because I always end up clicking when I don't want to.

All the other differences didn't really do anything for me, either.
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#37
hmm not really. i have a macbook pro but i bought it 2nd hand

i wouldnt be able to afford the new ones anyways
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#38
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Exactly.

Although I do like the new dual GPU design. That would be nice to have instead of the 8600 always running even when I'm not playing games. The 1 piece aluminum was a good idea too. It strengthens the integrity of the structural design.


yeah, it would be nice to have, and the new features would be nice. But its not a necessity. Its the whole want/need thing. You need to know the differences between wants and needs, before you get pissed. I'm glad you agree

and to the person who said that the button is better then the touch pad.

They arn't getting rid of the button, but the track pad itself is one big button. Your talking about how you'd rather click the button then tap the track pad. They arn't making the tapping the only thing possible, they are turning the track pad into one big button. So you still have a button its just more convnient
#39
i hate how it doesn't have a right click button.

they bought like 130 macs for are school. every class there's like 3 people that get the black screen of death.

i know its not the macs fault but its really annoying
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#40
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whoa relax buddy your whining a big deal in your post. and the only reason im complaining is because i want to see if there are any other people like me who bought a macbook just before the school season and now apple does this


If thats the case then you should be pissed that the free ipod touch/nano you got is old technology too. Seeing as how they just upgraded both as soon as the sale ended.

Thats why they do sales like that, because they are upgrading and a sale like they can boost there sales of all the old stuff, and then get a whole nother boost when everyone wants the new stuff.

thats business
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