While Apple did update its MacBook Pro line with faster specs and Touch Bar, the company continues to sell the base model 2015 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pros at the same entry-level prices of $1,299 and $1,999 respectively. Higher-end models with faster specs and more storage are no longer available for these models.
The old 2015 MacBook Pros should remain popular with customers who need older ports such as USB-A, HDMI or an SD card reader. This is important as the 2016 models only carry four Thunderbolt 3 ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack. However, Thunderbolt 3 carries power, USB, DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA over USB-C.
The 2015 models, of course, also offer traditional function keys over the new Touch Bar that provides dynamic controls based on the app you’re using. But that’s less of an issue as Apple also sells a 2016 model with standard function keys.