If you’re in the market for a MacBook Pro that doesn’t exclusively use USB-C ports, you’re out of luck. Today, Apple ceased sales of the 2015 MacBook Pro, its last prosumer laptop to include useful ports, including USB-A, HDMI, and a full-size SD card slot.
The 2015 MacBook Pro was also Apple’s last to feature a traditional keyboard. After its release, the company switched over to a newer butterfly keyboard mechanism that has led to some reliability troubles. Just last month, Apple acknowledged that keys on the keyboards were prone to sticking, repeating characters, and becoming unresponsive, so the company launched a four-year extended service program.
The discontinuation of the 2015 model leaves consumers with a few options, but none of them are particularly great. Apple would obviously prefer that you get on board with Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C dongles and upgrade to the latest MacBook Pro. If you really need those ports, Apple is still selling the underpowered, very old MacBook Air, but that’s hard to recommend to anyone at this point. If you still want to pick up one of the legacy MacBook Pros, there’s always eBay or Craigslist.