Despite a wildly divisive upgrade to Apple’s like of MacBook Pro’s last week which ranged from complaints leveled at the company’s decision to retain the headphone jack but lose standard USB ports, to praise for its thin design, to reserved anticipation for the new OLED Touch Bar, it’s received more orders than any previous generation.
In an interview with British newspaper The Independent, Phil Schiller, Apple’s marketing head noted its impressive online orders:
“We are proud to tell you that so far our online store has had more orders for the new MacBook Pro than any other pro notebook before.”
He also addressed the new computer’s critics:
“I have never seen a great new Apple product that didn’t have its share of early criticism and debate — and that’s cool. We took a bold risk, and of course with every step forward there is also some change to deal with. Our customers are so passionate, which is amazing.”
However, he did acknowledge that it “has been a bit of surprise to me,” when it comes to how vocal those critics have been, before adding:
“We know we made good decisions about what to build into the new MacBook Pro and that the result is the best notebook ever made, but it might not be right for everyone on day one.”
The full interview can be read by visiting The Independent’s website.