Thank You to All Early Adopters

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mr. Dee, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. Mr. Dee macrumors 65816

    Mr. Dee

    Dec 4, 2003
    Nobody seems to have done it yet, but I just want to extend my sincere gratitude to all early adopters. You are the real heroes and heroine's. Your investment in state of the art technology such as the 2016 MacBook Pro is what drives this industry forward. These devices at the end of the day are designed by humans; flaws are an inevitable reality. Flaws and mistakes are always opportunities to make things better, this has been the driving force behind man kind since recorded time.

    Although, I won't be in the market for a new MacBook Pro anytime soon, I know that those early adopters from 2012 are responsible for making my 2015 MBP even better.

    When 2020 arrives, your work today will be reflected in the education of 2016 and feedback Apple incorporates in making my future MacBook Pro purchase.

    Thank you,
  2. bigjnyc macrumors 601


    Apr 10, 2008
  3. Macalway macrumors 68000

    Aug 7, 2013
  4. Dick Whitman macrumors 6502

    Dick Whitman

    Oct 16, 2012
    Yes, thank you early adopters for supporting the price gouging and generally reckless behavior of Timmy & Co.

  5. ANDJOE macrumors member


    Aug 3, 2010
  6. mrex macrumors 68020


    Jul 16, 2014
    somewhere else they would be called as beta testers.
  7. bluush macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2007
    No need to thank me. I paid $1,499 for a computer worth every penny. If you want to thank anyone, thank Apple for producing their finest notebook yet.
  8. PieTunes macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2016
    San Diego, CA
    I'm inclined to agree, this thing is money well spent. I bought this as an upgrade to my 13" Air and am as much in love with this thing as with my Air when I first got it. Apple products just look and feel amazing!
  9. Mr. Dee thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mr. Dee

    Dec 4, 2003
    To be honest, its not even an issue of hardware flaws with the 2016 MacBook Pro. I believe its really software driver related. Within a few months, we will see things ironed out. The reality is, you can strive for perfection, but you will never get it. The 2016 MBP is jam packed with so much advanced technology: Touch Bar, 2nd gen butterfly keyboard, larger touch pad, AMD graphics and brighter display, faster storage; not to mention, a variant of macOS Sierra.
  10. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604


    Oct 13, 2008
    Everywhere And Nowhere
    Perhaps Apple was already aware of this flaw.
  11. Creep89 macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2012
    Sometimes my MacBook Pro feels more like alpha.
  12. MH01 macrumors G4


    Feb 11, 2008
    2012 and 2016 sucker....I mean chief tester right here !!
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    When it comes to graphics, there is a history of faulty Hardware programs, while many of the 2016 issues are software , the AMD graphics concerns me
  13. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2016
    I appreciate the sentiment but frankly, I don't need the thanks as I chose to buy and keep my TBMBP because it's a fantastic machine and not because of faith in its evolution through my early adoption.
  14. lobo1978, Dec 10, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2016

    lobo1978 macrumors 6502


    Sep 22, 2011
    Sitting now in front of MBPr 13" 2016 BTO and loving it.
    Last month I was using base 13" nonTouch version and already make a switch to new I/O format (it's not so difficult as youtube and dum...b reviewers suggest - coping initial panic opinions) and love keyboard.

    I've already incorporated&customised touch-bar into my workflow and loving it. See below - people obsessed with battery life will love it.

    I'm not a typical user though (but apparently a good sponsor of new tech) as I usually update mac every year.

    I will quit visiting this forum as it is full of hate and product placement. I'd rather skip toxic environment.

    I am using this new mac to do things and it is delivering it superbly. No regrets.

  15. maka344 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 4, 2009
    London, UK
    By purchasing the 2016 Mac, I'm contributing to making my 2018 or 19 Mac even better.
  16. apppen1 macrumors regular


    Oct 2, 2016
    If everyone would think like this... there would be no progress and everyone would just wait for the next product hoping to be better.
  17. MacBH928 macrumors 68020


    May 17, 2008
    The way I see it that the early adopters are rich people who do not mind taking a chance on a $2000-3000 computers, because whatever happens they have last year's model and other computers around. They probably make $5000-10000 at least a month.

    People like me who have to be very careful with their money, can't do it. I bought my macbook in 2009, only now I could afford a newer one, but I can't afford to be the guinea pig to be tested.
  18. apppen1 macrumors regular


    Oct 2, 2016
    Or for those who make money of their computers and need a new one in case the old one is not doing the job anymore..
  19. ntnskrds macrumors member

    Mar 21, 2011
    Sure, rich people enjoy reduced risks and can mitigate a lemon or a mishap. But nobody likes to burn money.
    In fact, early adopters do get a lot of value back. The new MBP is an amazing machine, really.

    I was an early adopter for the first retina MBP of 2012. I can still remember what the internet was spewing against it back then (even yesterday someone wrote 'the mid-2012 rMBP disaster' on a nearby thread). Guess what ! It gave me four and a half years of the most delightful and completely trouble free computing experience and still goes as strong (if not stronger). It will be retired for a new 2016 MBP.

    And people should really stop banging the 'a-revision' drum. It's not like the first laptop Apple builds...
  20. Mr. Dee thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mr. Dee

    Dec 4, 2003
    It really depends on what you are planning to do with the computer. I have long been curious to own a Mac and although I have been a member of the forum since 2003, my experience was from reading MacWorld, playing with friends Macs etc. To own one was a dream. In 2012, I set out to save up and buy an iMac, but some personal set backs delayed that. Eventually, I saved up again and I was determined to buy one, which happened last year. It took a lot of financial resources, but I was able to make back the money through my writing.

    I have an 2011 HP EliteBook which is my daily driver and I have no plans on giving up on it. Purchasing computers should not only be a fashion trend but also add value to your life. The core of a computer is productivity. If a 5 year old Mac or Windows PC is still doing that for you, all the better.

    While visiting the states, I went to check out the iPhone 7 and had the cash to buy it. I said to myself, do I really need this considering my 6s does all I need? Certainly, saving that money will guarantee me an even better phone next year. Certainly, human nature and I don't want to miss out feeling can sometimes make us compulsive buyers. Its up to you to modify your behavior.
  21. mrex macrumors 68020


    Jul 16, 2014
    Is that info about the battery built-in in osx or did you download some program to show it on the tb?
  22. NickPhamUK macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2013
    The nTB is a near perfect machine though - if only it had Touch ID (without the whole Touch Bar)! And I spent $1499 for it - which is exactly the price of the 13" 256GB last year.

    - Signed, an early adopter
  23. democracyrules macrumors 6502

    Nov 18, 2016
    Totally agree with the above comments.
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    Toxic due to a lot of truth opinion especially with all incoming issues that early adopters will face :) it is difficult to accept the unfavorable truth and we tend to justify our choices although our choices are not wise sometimes as we are humans :)
  24. runner77 macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2016
    Thanks for your thanks!

    But I've got a flawless 15" MBP. So no "work" from me for future models, but pure enjoyment while doing my job.

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