Why is the 2015 MBP still as expensive as the 2016 version?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hyloba, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. Hyloba macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2014
    I've been waiting over a year for the MBP refresh. I didn't want to buy old hardware for high a high price. I always thought prices would drop, or at least when the 2016 version came out, that prices would significantly drop.
    Strangely that is not the case. A 2015 version 13" MBP with 256gb of storage and everything else base version is as expensive as the 2016 non-touch bar base version (in my country). Also you can't buy any refurbs here. And second hand market sucks because I want a US qwerty version and everyone here uses a country specific keyboard.

    If prices are lowered I would actually buy a 2015 version but I can't pay the same kind of money for almost 2 year old hardware. I like the new version though but I dislike only having 2 ports.

    TL;DR '15 MBP prices have remained unchanged since introduction, is it the same for other counties? Also same prices between '15 and '16 versions?
  2. lambertjohn macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2012
    Pretty simple answer: with the whole dongle debacle on the new MacBooks, there's still a high demand for last year's Macbook Pro. And why would't there be. It's still a great machine! And it's dongle-free. Heck, I could have purchased a new 2016 Macbook Pro, but I went with a 2015 model instead and haven't regretted my decision one bit. Apple's not dumb; they charge what the market can bear. And right now, half the Apple fan-base loves the new Macbook Pro, and the other half love last year's Macbook Pro. It's purely a business decision.
  3. xb2003 macrumors 6502


    Jan 18, 2016
    Yeah, as much as I hate Apples pricing scheme right now, it's probably (read: is) making them metric butt-tons. People who want cutting edge as well as ignorant people with some money will buy the 2016s and people who need OS X but find the new MacBook Pros to be somewhat of a step down will buy the 2015s. Everyone is hoping for a price reduction for gen 2 of these things, but I just can't see it happing.

    But yeah, the rMB needs to start the line at $1000, the 13" non Touch, Touch, and 15" need to be at $1300, $1500, and $2000 respectively, and the 2015 equivalent should be discounted $200 and the Airs and 128GB 2015 should be gone. I think the amount of complaints would be far lower.

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