1. NatalieThomas89's Avatar
    Hi there. Hope you are doing good

    I’m aware that the 2016 MacBooks are an epic failure at least with the battery life. So bought the 2015 MacBook Pro 15inch instead. Just heard that 2017 Macs will be out soon with new gen. Processor .

    I got the 2015 15inch (512 SSD) with Intel Iris Pro Graphics for $2178.

    Should I just return it now and wait for the 2017 one?
    By that time the 2015 model will be out of production and available officially and only the not so good 2016 will be available along with the 2017 ones which I assume will be damn costly considering the price of 2016 models now.

    Is it worth waiting for it expecting it to be good in all departments like the 2015 model incase I can max out my wallet to afford it?
    01-20-2017 05:16 AM
  2. Quis89's Avatar
    Not sure if anyone can answer this question for you. If the one you purchased does what you need it to do and you're happy with it then keep it. If you can afford the latest and greatest and you're willing to wait then I'm sure you won't be disappointed. Do what is best for you. Nobody can make that decision for you.
    01-20-2017 10:20 AM
  3. Matty's Avatar
    Firstly, Welcome to iMore NatalieThomas89!

    @Quis89 has some good advice. If you are happy with the 2015 model and it does everything you need it to, then keep it. it's got a 99.5 Wh battery so you will never get any bigger than that. (legally) Additionally its got all the ports you need and you don't need to spend extra on adapters. Which could run you near $100 depending on what you need.

    If having the latest and greatest matters to you then wait. Otherwise, keep your 15" and enjoy it for the next 5 years
    RobertP1 likes this.
    01-29-2017 10:06 AM
  4. Gadget Man1's Avatar
    Well if Apple releases a next Gen in 2017 (which I doubt) then just sell your old one eBay, fairly new MacBooks sell very quickly on there. BTW battery life on my 2016 MBP seems fine to me.
    02-18-2017 08:11 AM
  5. Jude526's Avatar
    There is always going to be the new and the greatest. Tech can change asa quick as the blink of an eye. Just last week I purchased the retina 13 in Mac Pro retina and love it. I know there is a newer model out there but this one suits my needs.
    03-05-2017 06:06 PM
  6. willboyce's Avatar
    I got the touch bar 15inch on Saturday. Did what I was told. And left it to charge over night. Next day took it off charge and ran it down to 5%and it took a while to drain. Lasted all day.
    Then I did a full charge again.
    I have no complaints with battery at all. Just as good as my old surface book if not better
    COMMISSIONERHBK9 likes this.
    03-07-2017 10:15 AM
  7. HeyGreggie's Avatar
    I got the touch bar 15inch on Saturday. Did what I was told. And left it to charge over night. Next day took it off charge and ran it down to 5%and it took a while to drain. Lasted all day.
    Then I did a full charge again.
    I have no complaints with battery at all. Just as good as my old surface book if not better
    Which specs do you have on your 15"?
    03-08-2017 06:48 AM
  8. willboyce's Avatar
    Which specs do you have on your 15"?
    Hi

    It's. processor is 2.6 i7.
    Memory. 16gb
    Graphics. Intel Jd graphics 530 1536mb
    03-08-2017 06:55 AM
  9. COMMISSIONERHBK9's Avatar
    so I should let the MacBook get to 5 % each time then charge the MacBook?





    I got the touch bar 15inch on Saturday. Did what I was told. And left it to charge over night. Next day took it off charge and ran it down to 5%and it took a while to drain. Lasted all day.
    Then I did a full charge again.
    I have no complaints with battery at all. Just as good as my old surface book if not better
    Yesterday 02:14 AM
  10. willboyce's Avatar
    Yes. Absolutely for the first week only. It's a lithium battery. So it cheats the battery into thinking it's a larger mah than it is. Then do it once a week. There after for best performance.
    Some may disagree but in my personal experience with lithium batteries is that it works.
    That first charge is the most important one you can ever give it.
    Mine lasts 3 days of weak use.
    And 1 half days roughly medium use
    7 to 9 hours full use
    COMMISSIONERHBK9 likes this.
    Yesterday 02:26 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Any Professional Writers That Use the Pro as Their Daily Driver?
    By St_Deborah in forum iPad Pro (9.7-inch)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-20-2017, 12:53 PM
  2. Advice. Feedback. Info on my purchase. Help! MacBook Pro related
    By iphoneenthusiast1989 in forum MacBook Pro
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-19-2017, 09:14 PM
  3. Best rugged cases for MacBook Pro
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-19-2017, 01:11 PM
  4. Best Hard Drives for Backing Up Your Mac in 2017
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-19-2017, 10:12 AM
  5. #BeautyObsessed? Best tech coming in 2017 for beauty lovers!
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-19-2017, 08:10 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD