How Are Sales?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dave410, May 25, 2017.

  1. Dave410 macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2015
    Just curious; how are sales of the new MacBook Pro? I travel for a living and spend about 2 weeks a month walking through airports, and I always check out the laptops passengers are using. I don't think I've seen a single new MacBook Pro yet. Most Mac users have the 13" silver with Type A USB ports with a few 15" models in the mix. Unscientific, I know. Cheers.
  2. serkan macrumors 6502


    May 14, 2012
    Menlo Park,California
    I travel around the Bay Area ( San Francisco to Menlo Park) everyday and from my perpective all I see is 2015 15 inch models.

    I have seen maybe 1 new mbp but nothing more.

    Because of the bew mbp's footprint and weight is very low, I am thinking going from 13 to 15. Its going to be though for airplanes but at the moment, I am more a Subway and Bus guys, which makes my legs my desk with pretty big tray table :)

    Have you ever seen a 15 incher on plane ? I would appriciate the comment.
  3. CaptRB macrumors 6502a


    Oct 11, 2016
    LA, California
    I work in LA and in NY. I see a lot of the new MacBooks. I'm a bit surprised because there must be a ton of the older ones still in use, yet the new models are really common.
    Then again, LA and NY are tech crazy. We love the latest and greatest stuff, so I guess the older models are going to vanish pretty quick.

  4. SDColorado Contributor


    Nov 6, 2011
    Highlands Ranch, CO
    I see a bunch of them around my neck of the woods and have seen quite a few at DIA, but it's definitely an unscientific approach. When you own one, you tend to notice others who do as well.
  5. Dave410 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2015
    I saw my first new MacBook Pro at LAX today.

    Sorry, serkan, but I can't help you much. I spend a lot of time on airliners but they lock me in that little room up front and I can't see the passengers. You might want to do some homework before you decide however. Homeland Security is talking about banning all laptops from airliner cabins. The proposal was defeated a few days ago, but they will revisit it if something bad happens.
  6. Mr. Dee macrumors 68020

    Mr. Dee

    Dec 4, 2003
    I saw maybe a couple here in Jamaica, but not in person, but like business people and a DJs on social media and local newspaper. I think for the vast majority who have one from 2014/2015, even 2013, upgrading is not really detrimental if its getting the job done. As much as some care to not at admit, USB-C is likely a deterrent because of required investment in dongles for legacy peripherals. Also, its first gen, its possible many 2013/2014 hold outs want to see what Rev. B and C offer. Just like the iPhone, rumors of next generations, Intel roadmaps are making users save their money to get the best bang for their buck.
  7. Saturn1217 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2008
    I have to say I was shocked. In the last meetup I was at (and it was a pretty small group of people who were all beginner programmers) there were at least 3 2016 13" MBPs. This was a couple weeks ago. Granted this was in San Francisco, but still...I was surprised to see so many.

    Based on Apple's latest financial report it would seem that people are buying them. I'm still rocking my trusty Macbook Air, but I am getting tempted.
  8. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    The sales quarterly reports are openly available from Apple's website. They do not provide a detailed model breakdown, but looking at revenue in relation to units, it looks like the majority of sales are higher-priced computers, which would mean the new MBP.

    P.S. Its not surprising that the 2016 model is rare, even if one assumes that sales are going very well. They've sold a lot of pre-TB models and those are going to stay somewhere :)
  9. Another Day macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2017
    I fly every ~2 weeks for business, I have 2 13" tbMBP but I only carry my rMB 12" when traveling.

    More than half of my coworkers has upgraded to the new tbMBP.
  10. Dave410 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2015
    Thanks, everybody. I'll keep a lookout for the new machines.
  11. Aditya_S macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2016
    At my high school, I have only ever seen MacBook Airs, the old MacBook Pro with DVD drive from 2012, and a couple retina ones. However I saw a 2016 MacBook Pros with the USB C only ports and was surprised a few weeks ago.
  12. aevan macrumors 68040


    Feb 5, 2015
    How do you know they are 2015? All Retina MBPs since 2012 are visually indistinguishable. And that's 4 years of MBP vs what, 6 months of new one? Also, that's four years of price drops, sales, deals, used sales, etc. Of course you'll see a lot more older ones. Report back in 2020.

    I'm not claiming anything about sales of new models. I hear the sales are good, but I don't know. Just that these "I see a lot of old ones and a not a lot of new ones" don't mean anything. Of course you don't see a lot of new ones - give it a few years.

    How many Retina MBPs did you see in 2012, BTW?
  13. Queen6 macrumors 604


    Dec 11, 2008
    Flying over the rainforest at dawn - Priceless
    I travel extensively as a function of my work, yet to see a 2016 MBP in the wild. I am an engineering consultant, and have used Mac's extensively. Similar to many of my colleagues the port situation and keyboard has effectively killed the MPB as a viable product. All I know are holding onto older hardware or switching platforms, myself the latter.

    How well are the new MBP's selling only Apple knows. Was a time I would have unreservedly recommended the Mac, today in a word No, overpriced and out of contact with the user base. As direct result on my last Mac in a professional role, rest replaced by the competition...

  14. JMacHack macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2017
    I'm the only one with one that I've seen.

    BUT, I live in a low-income, low-tech area, very rural. It's uncommon to see any brand-new computers at all, much less anything as expensive as a new MBP.
  15. CaptRB macrumors 6502a


    Oct 11, 2016
    LA, California
    Gotta love all the silly stuff suggesting that these don't sell or have a deadly issue that's hurting sales. There's enough data to show otherwise.

    Like many professionals, I don't keep a laptop more than a two years, three at max. In NY or LA these are swapped out fast because it's worth it to swap up to the latest tech. If the next MBP is worth the upgrade, why would I not trade up? I'd lose 300 or 500 bucks off a 2200 dollar notebook that paid for itself the 1st week I had it.

    A lot of people here don't get that many of us have very short upgrade curves. I bought the 13" touch bar, then got the 15". They're good at everything. Haven't met a soul in the real world who owns one and has a problem.

    And few people here push these machines harder that I or my clients do.


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