When Apple’s new MacBook Pros were announced, there were many criticisms leveled at it, such as the lack of legacy ports, the removal of certain useful features like the SD card, no options for 32GB of RAM, and also how expensive it was. Despite all these criticisms, Apple’s SVP of Marketing Phil Schiller revealed that the laptop had received the most online orders.
If anything this seems to suggest that despite all the complaints, people were still flocking to the laptop all the same. Now it looks like even after reviews have surfaced, some of which have claimed Touch Bar to be a gimmick, demand does not appear to be slowing down, at least that’s according to a report from DigiTimes (via BGR) in which they claim that Apple’s producer of the MacBook Pro, Quanta Computer, does not see signs of their shipments to Apple slowing down.
The report reads, “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.” Of course these are just shipping numbers and don’t necessarily reflect sales of the device.
However companies typically order only as much as they think that they can sell, otherwise they’d just be sitting on a ton of unsold inventory which is worse. That being said if you’re still on the fence about upgrading, if you can wait until 2017, word has it that we’ll get another refresh in specs, a cheaper price tag, and possibly the option to upgrade to 32GB of RAM.