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MacBook Pro 2011, the 8-month release trend

I had a very strange conversation with a family member the other day, when they said to me that there would not be an iPhone 5 this year. I then told them that Apple launch a new phone every year, and has done since 2007. This also applies to the MacBook Pro, as there has been an 8-month release trend; so the 2011 model is due out soon.

We had reported that the new MBP would be released in March, but there have been some reports that this will happen this month – I’m not convinced. One MacRumors Forum member said that the MacBook Pro updates were 10 months apart, but the last four have been 8 months, so which will it be?

Some of you may wonder why Apple refresh these out of cycle and not stick with a once a year update like they do with the iPhone? The answer to this is very simple; technology with computers seems to move at a much faster rate. How long did it take computers to jump from single-core to dual-core to quad-core compared to smartphones?

If I were a betting man then I would say that the new 2011 version of the MacBook Pro would be released in March, but I am not. We still do not know what things Apple will update, but a faster CPU and maybe better battery technology would be top of the list.

Do you think that Apple will release a new MacBook Pro soon, or will this release trend begin to slow?

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