I think "everyone" is a small group of users. I recall well the time when Apple phased on internal CD drives and that was the biggest explosion ever. There was even an outcry when the Mac mini went through some changes that folks didn't care for.
But I keep pointing out that Apple sells to a majority and not a minority. Every design choice they make is researched and studied. Most of the time they're right, at least so far as the Apple sales go.
But can they bring back the SD slot just for me?
Continued sale of the 2015 model in its present state, at least the 13-inch, would make financial sense for Apple to do for at least several years IMO.
Here is your wild goose chase:
That does NOT quantify the specific sales of the 2016 model, even though it suggests that the 2016 is the driving force behind the income increases.
For example, we could use this
to say with a reasonable degree of confidence that it is the 2016 that is selling very well and that the demand for the 2016 has been pretty strong:
"Major Apple assembler Quanta Computer reported on Friday its best first quarter sales since 2012
, boosted by the MacBook Pro range of personal computers
. The company said Apple's notebook line will further help lift the company's performance later this year along with virtual reality headsets from Microsoft. Apple's Mac sales rose 14% year-on-year in the past quarter.
reports that Quanta Vice Chairman C.C. Leung stated that they expect their notebook shipments will enjoy a more than 10% sequential increase in the current quarter,
and the second half now looks pretty good."
Further, we can note that Apple's strong sales come about after a very weak year when other brands saw market share gains
, suggesting that the 2016 has played a significant role, considering the 2015 was what was being sold during that weak year.
It should also be noted that the anecdotal reports of huge 2015 sales do also NOT quantify the specific sales of the 2016 model, and offer a very limited amount of evidence.
Making a solid conclusion here is not possible because we are data deficient. What we can say for sure is Apple is selling a lot of MacBook Pros. Likely, the 2016 is the driving force behind the increase. But 'likely' isn't 'statistically'!