Apple stops selling the 2015 MacBook Pro sans Touch Bar

“In the wake of the new 13-inch and 15-inch Touch Bar models today, Apple has stopped selling the much-beloved 2015 MacBook Pro,” Benjamin Mayo reports for 9to5Mac. “In the wake of the new 13-inch and 15-inch Touch Bar models today, Apple has stopped selling the much-beloved 2015 MacBook Pro.”

“The 32 GB RAM and 8th-gen Intel CPU upgrades offer some significant performance improvements as incentives, but most of the complaints people had with the new generation laptops still hold true today, like the dropping of legacy IO ports in favor of going all in on Thunderbolt 3 USB-C,” Mayo reports. “The big question mark with the 2018 MacBook Pros is whether the keyboard issues have been addressed.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: With Apple, you will be dragged kicking and screaming into the future.

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. ― Rob Siltanen

Hopefully, they’ve fixed the butterfly keyboard because everything else looks damn near perfect!

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  1. I just bought one. It’s fast enough and the display is great.

    I don’t need USB C or a Touch Bar.

    I do need to plug in a keyboard, Apple display, and USB drives, none of which support USB C.

    My wife has a new MacBook. It’s so slim and light. It’s really fast. It has a gorgeous display. But she can’t go anywhere without a huge USB C dongle, and can’t plug in two drives at the same time to copy photos from one to the other.

  2. Hey MDN…maybe some of us don’t want to be dragged into Apples future…

    The future where the keyboards suck and tend to break down, where the battery life sucks and I get less than 3 hours of use when using my 2016 MacBook Pro as a Pro user running Logic X, where I can’t upgrade anything on like my old 2010 MacBook Pro where I was able to upgrade my Own ram and Own SSD…

    Basically I hate the New Apple. It sucks. I miss the old Apple that I came to love from long ago…

  3. This seems to leave a rather wide gap between the top MacBook and the base MacBook Pro. Given that school season is here, is a new MacBook or Air going to plug that gap?

    1. Your guess is as good as anyone’s.

      I suspect that both the 12″ MacBook and the antique 13″ MacBook Air will go bye-bye soon, to be replaced by a new ultraportable MacBook with 2 USB-C ports and a modest chip bump. The touchbar-free 13″ MacBook Pro is the only affordable full-featured laptop Apple sells. No wonder so many kids and entry level consumers have switched back to PCs.

  4. 2015 MBP models are still available on the Clearance section of the Apple Store. Most would agree that was a better physical design than the 2016+ models (Magsafe, keyboard, legacy ports including Toslink and Ethernet are all highly desireable) but you’d be stuck with TB2 me missing out on the latest speed that Apple — F I N A L L Y — got around to implementing in its 2018 laptops. If Apple truly loved Mac Users, it would offer a 17″ MacBook Pro with all the bells and whistles that doesn’t require an external GPU and a bag full of dongles and adapters for working on the road.

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