15" Macbook Pros in refurb store

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I can't help but notice that, in the US refurb store, if you look at the 15" Macbook Pros, there are twenty-three models available, and twenty-two of them have TouchBars.

Is Apple pushing new stock to the refurb store as a tacit anniversary admission that their new design failed?

Or are people just returning the hell out of the 2016-generation Macbook Pro because they reject it after trying to use it?
 

liya1201

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I interpret it differently.
Since its introduction in late 2016, the touchbar was built-in in every 15" MacBook Pro. In other words, one should not find any 2016-2017 models of 15" Macbook Pro without a touchbar and indeed, the only non-touchbar 15" MBP in US refurb store is a 2015-model.
 
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tubular

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What planet are you living on?
One where 22 of 23 of the 15" Macbook Pro models in refurb store are of TouchBar models. I can imagine the refurbs being weighted toward more current models, but none of the other refurb lanes seem so overwhelmingly dominated by models less than a year old.
 

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One where 22 of 23 of the 15" Macbook Pro models in refurb store are of TouchBar models. I can imagine the refurbs being weighted toward more current models, but none of the other refurb lanes seem so overwhelmingly dominated by models less than a year old.
If you could read the post made above, which explains the logic of what you see on their store:

"Since its introduction in late 2016, the touchbar was built-in in every 15" MacBook Pro. In other words, one should not find any 2016-2017 models of 15" Macbook Pro without a touchbar and indeed, the only non-touchbar 15" MBP in US refurb store is a 2015-model."

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tubular

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Yes, I read that when you posted it, and read it again when you so helpfully reposted it verbatim only a few posts later.

I think anyone who periodically dips into the refurb store knows that they generally do not limit themselves to selling only models they have sold over the last year. Look at the 21.5" iMacs to see what I mean. That's got a mix of current models and older ones. If it were 95% full of only the latest year's iMacs, after a reasonably radical redesign, I'd be wondering whether the market was rejecting it.
 
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legioxi

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If you look at the 13", only 2016 and 2017 models are in stock at the refurb store.

If you look at the 12" MacBook, only a couple 2015s are in stock while a ton of 2016/2017s are available.

I don't believe the iMac had a 2016 release which explains why 2015/2017 are available. Again, the previous two years are common.

It is normal for older models to dwindle in stock.