What is the biggest issue you have with new MPB?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by satchmo, Nov 5, 2016.


What is the biggest issue you have with the new MBP?

  1. Price

    124 vote(s)
  2. Ports (in general)

    40 vote(s)
  3. Keyboard

    23 vote(s)
  4. RAM limitation

    24 vote(s)
  5. No USB

    14 vote(s)
  6. No SD Slot

    12 vote(s)
  7. Magsafe gone

    39 vote(s)
  8. Processor/Speed

    8 vote(s)
  9. GPU

    5 vote(s)
  10. Other

    6 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. satchmo macrumors 68000

    Aug 6, 2008
    The hate is strong. And surprisingly still going strong.
    I thought it might be interesting to know what the biggest issue is. Now obviously there could be a number of reasons, but let's see where this lands. I've allowed for 2 choices.
    Personally, it's all about the price.
    Maybe someone at Apple will see this and make some changes.
  2. jjlannoo Suspended

    Oct 8, 2011
    My biggest complaint is the wait till mine arrives :)

    I'm pretty tired of the negativity. If you don't want it don't buy it.
  3. imorton macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2010
    Why didn't they just leave some basic ports like MagSafe, USB, SD card, and eggy could still have added the TB3 ports, and wait a little for the world to catch up.... Instead of removing EVERYTHING and make it a hanging dongle nightmare...?
  4. Gualwer macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2015
    Keyboard, I don't really mind that it doesn't have much travel, but to me it is LOUD! everytime I type the noise it makes annoys me. It may be just me, but it annoys me a lot

    The trackpad, feels and sounds cheap made.

    Magsafe, I don't know what was wrong with it, I don't understand why they had to change it. it was convenient and kept your MacBook safe in case you trip over your charging cable.

    NO USB PORT! I honestly didnt use my USB port on my old MacBook Air much other than to charge my iPhone and thats my biggest problem. APPLE has always been known for how their devices just work together flawlessly! IF they knew they were gonna get rid of their USB ports on the new MacBook, why not change the wires with the iPhone 7? They didn't have to get rid of lightning port, but at least change it to the Usb type c to lightning!

    HEADPHONEJACK, if APPLE got rid of the freaking headphone jack on the iPhone, why on earth keep it on the MacBook? Now I need to have a USB-c to USB adapter, a USB-c to lightning (so I can charge my iPhone), and ALSO I have to freaking keep TWO earbuds! One with regular headphone jack and the other one with lightning so I can listen to music with my iPhone.

    ARE YOU SERIOUS APPLE? I feel like they have different people working on each devices and they are not allow to communicate with each other and tell each other what they're changing.
  5. Meicyn macrumors regular


    Dec 22, 2007
    Just price. I still bought a 15" because I'm a sucker, but I would have preferred the new models to be priced at where the previous gen models were at, and then the previous gen knocked down in price accordingly.
  6. creamz macrumors member


    Feb 2, 2015
    I hate the 2016 Macbook keyboard and their key travel. But many said that the new one for the MBP is better and just different from the Macbook. So I will have to wait and see.
  7. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    I wish the ports were spaced farther from each other (the dongles are too close together!). Maybe give us a usb-c port and an express slot on both sides. so you have 2 usb-c and 2 whatevertheFyouwant.

    and it's too expensive. $1500 with touchbar. $1300 without and just call it macbook. $1800 for 15".

    12" macbook repriced at $999.
  8. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    I love Apple products, but that love is quickly fading for me. I was optimistic about the new MBP at first, but the more I've learned and the more I thought about it, the more frustrated I've become.

    I placed a $3,700 order 5 mins after the keynote ended and I cancelled that order today. Apple is not earning my money on this one.
  9. richpjr macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006
    My thoughts exactly. There is nothing "magical" in any of their recent product releases. They still make nice products, but the premium price is hard to justify these days. Sadly, they are turning into just another high tech company. If the smart phone market implodes or finally reaches the saturation point they will be in trouble (as much trouble as a company can be with their war chest that is).
  10. jjlannoo, Nov 5, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2016

    jjlannoo Suspended

    Oct 8, 2011
    Maybe you should look for a less expensive brand
  11. myscrnnm macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    My biggest issue with the new MacBook Pro is constantly hearing complaints about it.
  12. Smoovejayy macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2012
    I don't have much negativity about it (anxiously waiting for my 13" TB) but one thing would be magsafe. I could see that the magsafe port would not have allowed the laptop to be as thin but what is up with their obsession with thinness?! Pretty soon the devices are going to disappear.
  13. AdonisSMU, Nov 5, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2016

    AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    We are in the age of social media so people are going to put their opinions out there. If you are someone at Apple you have to learn to ignore it and follow your vision. The vast majority of the people complaining haven't even used the device for a week yet. So they have no basis for much of their negativity.
  14. jjlannoo Suspended

    Oct 8, 2011
    This is one part of the criticism I agree with and find funny. Its hard not laugh when Apple pulls up the slides showing the even thinner design. Its starting to sound like self parody.
  15. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    They have a $9 adapter for the iPhone.
  16. manhattanboy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2007
    In ur GF's bed, Oh no he didn't!
    Thank you for this poll. Everyone claims all sorts of crap is wrong with the new MBP but at the end of the day it is really lip service to primarily one thing and that is price.
  17. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    No express anything. USBC only. I'd get rid of the headphone jack quite frankly. Relegate it to adapter status like everything else.

    I think you are right about the prices(its what I voted for) though... I think the sticker shock is getting to people. However, the price in inflation adjusted terms is the same. Apple also didn't outline the direction they were headed in for the other Mac products which was a HUGE oversight IMO.
  18. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016
  19. erure macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2010
    I haven't really seen anyone else complain about this, but the trackpad is so big that when I type, I frequently click on something with the trackpad because I have tap to click on. I had to turn tap to click off and that's been a minor annoyance.
  20. crassapple Suspended

    Oct 31, 2016
    Definitely magsafe. Haven't tried the keyboard, so withholding judgement. Of course a lower price is nice, but nice stuff isn't and shouldn't be cheap.
  21. maratus macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2009
    100$ increase for the 15" is fine, but I have specific requirements:

    1. Good cooling performance
    2. No bugs with Wi-Fi / USB-C interference
    3. 100% compatibility with all TB3 hardware

    I'd love to see 32GB RAM, but, I'd rather see Intel Xeon E3-1505M CPU option with 16GB ECC RAM instead. 32GB would be a nice future proof bonus. And Xeon or ECC is never coming to Macbook Pro.... because Pro means Prostitute?
  22. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007

    Mine, too! Where's that option in the voting poll?
  23. Smoovejayy macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2012
    Ah... I love tap to click. I wonder how I may adjust...
  24. csicilia macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2016
    My biggest issue is the missing key lock slot, I really need it and there is not good alternative.
  25. pmau macrumors 65816

    Nov 9, 2010
    Exactly my order of problems.
    I was Apple to try the MB 12" and the non-OLED 13" MBP.
    The new keyboard is not better in my opinion.
    I even think the sound of the new keys is worse than the 12" version.
    But of course this is just my opinion.

    Price for spec is the main argument though.
    I don't need a gold plated SSD that I cannot even see.
    (The price suggests it's gold anyway)

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