5 Reasons To Wait for the 2018 MacBook Pro & 3 Reasons Not To

Apple is working on a 2018 MacBook Pro. While many buyers wished and hoped Apple would announce a new MacBook Pro at WWDC on June 4th, Apple focused on iOS 12,¬†macOS Mojave and other software upgrades. There’s still a good chance the 2018 MacBook Pro release date is just months away, but everyone is back to the waiting game.

Almost every year Apple starts selling a new MacBook Pro, and that isn’t likely to change this year. This is why you should to wait for the 2018 MacBook Pro release date to buy a new laptop, and the few reasons you should buy one today.

If you are looking for a new MacBook Pro your options are to buy a top of the line used 2015 MacBook Pro with tons of ports, buy a 2017 MacBook Pro, or wait to see what Apple does for the new 2018 model.

The MacBook Pro is the Apple laptop for most users with two sizes and a wide range of price points. Apple changed the design dramatically in 2016 and that carries over to the current model. Apple supports notebooks for a very long period so even if you buy the 2017 model you can expect a long period of support.

Here are the reasons to wait for 2018 MacBook Pro;

  1. Wait As Long As You Can to Buy
  2. Better Performance
  3. Wait for a New Color
  4. Wait for a New Keyboard
  5. Wait If You’re Looking at the 13-inch W/o TouchBar

You can keep reading to find the latest rumors and also check out the reasons you shouldn’t wait for the 2018 MacBook Pro.

  1. Don’t Wait for a 17-inch 2018 MacBook Pro
  2. Don’t Wait for a New Design
  3. Don’t Wait for MacBook Pro Deals

2018 MacBook Pro Rumor Roundup

We expect to see Apple offer a faster, more powerful 2018 MacBook Pro this year. Ming Chi Kuo of KGI Securities specifically mentions a model with 32GB of RAM for demanding professional users. Kuo originally believed we would see this model in 2017, but it never materialized. There is a good chance we will see this model arrive along with new Intel processors.

We’ve heard many reports that Apple will switch to their own processors, but this will not likely happen in 2018. Bloomberg reports that this will more likely happen in 2020.

The latest report from DigiTimes says that Apple is not planning a massive 2018 MacBook update, which is in line with what we expect design wise. This also lines up with reports that Apple is focusing on a 13-inch MacBook that will replace the MacBook Air as an entry level model, and fill in for the 13-inch MacBook Pro without TouchBar.

For many users the 2017 MacBook Pro is still worth buying in 2018, but there are significantly more reasons to wait for the 2018 MacBook Pro release date before you buy a new Apple laptop.

Wait for a 2018 MacBook Pro Release Date If You Can

Wait for a 2018 MacBook Pro Release Date If You Can

Apple did not announce a new MacBook Pro in early June like many potential buyers hoped. That doesn't mean you will need to wait forever, but it does suggest that the 2018 MacBook Pro release date is coming closer to the fall. 

You can wait forever for a new laptop, but if you plan to use the 2018 MacBook Pro as your main computer for years to come, it is a good idea to wait as long as you possibly can to upgrade to a new model. 

If you plan to keep your new MacBook Pro for several years like I do, then it is a good idea to wait a few more months if you can manage on your current hardware. 

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  2. Tim

    05/18/2018 at 1:13 pm

    This sentence makes no sense: “If you are looking for a new MacBook Pro your options are to buy a top of the line used 2015 MacBook Pro with tons of ports…”

    How is a used MBP an option if you are looking to buy a *new* MBP? Maybe you meant to say, “If you are looking to upgrade your current MacBook Pro…” or something similar.

    Also, do not capitalize all of the words in your numbered lists. Treat each numbered item like a sentence and only capitalize the first word and proper nouns.

    Finally, don’t expect 32GB support this year. That requires a different processor and a new motherboard that can support DDR RAM because LPDDR RAM maxes out at 16GB. Then there are the issues with the extra space needed for DDR, meaning it becomes a major redesign rather than simply an update. None of those issues even accounts for the delays in Intel’s chip, meaning Apple hasn’t had sufficient time to design a product around it. The delays have likely increased since Intel surely needed to make design changes to nullify the Meltdown bug.

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  3. Prithvi Raj

    06/22/2018 at 4:46 pm

    I’m looking for a 13′ without touchbar and an improved keyboard.

    With those 2 things, I’ll be happy.

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