Selling your old Apple device to buy a new one can be a high-stakes game. Do this before Apple announces the replacement and you can earn a few extra dollars because a) you are selling a product of the latest generation and b) the market is not yet saturated with other sellers who do the same.
The catch? You better be sure that Apple will announce the product you think it will. Because if it doesn’t, you will be left without any device. This seems to have happened to a handful of Apple users who were confident that Monday’s main report at the developers’ conference would include the launch of the next-generation MacBook Pros, powered by M2 chips.
Apple has not introduced new laptops ̵
It is rumored that the new 16-inch and 14-inch MacBook Pro models boast a redesigned chassis, built-in SD card reader and HDMI port and a refurbished MagSafe charger. It is also reported that they will run on the next generation Apple Silicon processor, rising from the M1, which debuted last year. (They’re supposed to remove the Touch Bar as well.)
MacBook Pros on the go?
Apple doesn’t usually debut hardware in the WWDC, which today is reserved primarily for software. However, overall, reliable tipster John Prosser seemed extremely confident that the new MacBooks were really on the way. Prosser tweeted “I can confirm that macbook pro is coming” back in May, in response to a WWDC post.
However, not everyone was convinced. Following the main report on Monday, Bloomberg Reporter Mark Gurman wrote on Twitter: “Getting a lot of questions about where the MacBook Pro is. Has anyone respected said that there will be one today? We only heard it in the summer, which starts in two weeks. “Before the event, Apple did not remove its online store, which is usually a sign that new hardware is on the way.
Prosser seems to accept the lack of a new MacBook Pros on his chin, joking on Twitter about his 0% prediction rate for WWDC in the past. Last year, he announced that iOS would be renamed iPhoneOS. Earlier this year, another misconception cost Apple the prompting eyebrows.
However, not everyone seems to have seen the fun side of the situation – and they let Prosser know. “I sold my 16-inch MacBook 2 days ago for you !!” tweeted one user.
“I literally sold my M1 MBP because I expected it to release a new 16 ″ MBP, WTF man ??” wrote another. A third tweet simply: “This is no time for jokes.”
Since this is the Internet, of course, we can’t know for sure if they actually sold their devices. Cult of the Mac contact some of the alleged vendors and will update this post if they respond.
In any case, it reminds that rumors about Apple are not always accurate. And you probably shouldn’t base your decisions on selling somewhat schematic reports.