“Though Apple’s new laptops have been criticized from all angles for being overpriced and under-powered, Phil Schiller a few weeks back said that initial MacBook Pro orders were quick to set new sales records,” Yoni Heisler reports for BGR. “‘Our online store has had more orders for the new MacBook Pro than any other pro notebook before,’ Schiller said during an interview with The Independent earlier this month. ‘So there certainly are a lot of people as excited as we are about it.'”

“Not only that, but ongoing demand for Apple’s new laptops appears to be holding up as we transition head-first into the busiest shopping period of the year,” Heisler reports. “According to MacBook Pro manufacturer Quanta (via Digitimes), demand for Apple’s refreshed notebook line is not only strong, but will remain strong all the way through the first few months of 2017.”

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“Quanta Computer, the sole producer of MacBook Pro products, expects its notebook shipments to be better than expected in the fourth quarter of 2016 and will slip only 2-3% on quarter from the previous quarter, according to company vice chairman CC Leung,” Aaron Lee and Steve Shen report for DigiTimes. “Orders for MacBook Pro models will remain strong in the first quarter of 2017, stated the sources.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Booming!

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