MacMagazine is in San Francisco covering the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2009, at the invitation of our friends at FingerTips.
Phew, I got it! I can't believe it !! I came to San Francisco decided to enjoy the trip and exchange my MacBook Pro, which is a 17-inch but the first model with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, launched in October 2006. I have been with it since December of that year, if you go a good two and a half years. It was time, wasn't it?
Rumors claiming that Apple laptops would be upgraded in this WWDC ’09 did exist, but they were very scarce. My hope and hope remained. I didn’t believe it when, right at the beginning of his keynote, Phil Schiller put a slide with three Apple laptops on the screen. When he started talking about the 15 inch model, it gave me an anguish that the 17 would stay intact, but I was * very * lucky: my desired machine got a new processor (2.66GHz to 2.8GHz), much more HD (320GB to 500GB) and its price was reduced by US $ 300. , wonderful! To top it off, the big news: "The new MacBooks Pro are being shipped today."
On the afternoon of Monday, keynote day, me and Breno Masi, from FingerTips, we went after the new machines. We imagine that they would already be in stores shortly after the event, as has already happened with some products launched by Apple on similar occasions. Our mistake: the salespeople also just knew about the launch and had no details to tell us about the availability of the machines. They asked us to call the next day. , anguish!
On Tuesday, we did a tour complete by the nearby Apple Retail Stores. In addition to the main one, on Stockton St., we also went to Chestnut St. and even to a more distant one, in Stonestown (which I still didn't know). None of them had received the new products and, in general, expected to have them on hand until this Friday. It left me a little quiet, since my return to Brazil is scheduled only for next Tuesday. Still, it was a very boring wait.
When I finished having my breakfast on Wednesday, I received an SMS from Breno: "Run here, they received some units !!" Imagine someone who swallowed the food without thinking, paid the bill without even checking the change and went flying to the store. Ten minutes later, I was there and Breno reassured me: "Calm down, they have dozens of units here, they are beautiful."
Soon I called a salesman and, for two minutes, all my excitement went down the drain. You will know why, the guy said and repeated that all had already been sold, but after a little insistence on my part he went to stock and found a (!) Model unit glossy still available. I didn’t think twice! I was so happy that the girl who received my payment even laughed: "Wow, how happy are you!" I thought this was quite common in an Apple Store.
To complete the novel, we had to run out of the store for a visit that yields another post in particular here on the site. I just went to touch the machine in the early afternoon, at a Starbucks store in Mountain View. It's amazing how the MBP box is even smaller than before, but it keeps everything organized, in its place, without leftovers or shortages. Incidentally, I lie: it is a pity that they no longer come with Apple Remotes, but this is not new from this latest generation.
For now, keep the photos:
I used Migration Assistant, of course, to transfer everything from the old to the new:
In a while, I promise a complete review of the notebook.