Couldn’t afford the new MacBook Pro? Well good news, save as much as $200 on these price drops of upgrades for older MacBook Pro, iMac, MacBook Air, Mac Pro, and Mac Mini.
We’ve all witnessed Apple’s Hello Again press event last week and we’re already bombarded with information about the upcoming MacBook Pro. But not everyone can afford or is willing to shell out hard cold cash for sparkling new equipment that we’re sure is going to cost a ton of bucks. So if you’re not interested (or unable to) in picking up the latest MacBook Pro, then good news, we have staggeringly low prices for the older Mac equipment which would surely work for you just as well.
MacRumors reports that Apple has quietly dropped the prices on higher-capacity storage upgrades across its Mac lineup. In fact, you can snag as much as $200 off 512GB and 1TB SSD build-to-order upgrade options for the older MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Pro, Mac mini, and 2015 MacBook Pro.
If you’re clinging on to your 13-inch MacBook Air and desperately need some more storage, you can upgrade your default 256GB PCie-based flash storage to 512 GB for only $200 instead of $300. If you need something bigger, then you can also snag a 1TB storage, before priced at $800, now only for $600. Those are pretty decent savings!
— iDrop News (@iDropNews) October 30, 2016
Upgrading the memory of your entry-level iMacs which boasts of a beautiful 27-inch screen also dropped some serious dollars. A 512GB flash storage, which previously cost $500, could now only be had at $400. Upgrading mid-range and high-end iMacs also would cost you $100 less in upgrading them to 512 GB and 1TB.
Digital Trends also notes that a high-end Mac Mini could also be upgraded for as much as $200 less, with Apple dropping the 512 GB flash storage option from $300 to $200, and the 1 TB storage option from $800 to $600. If you’re on a Mac Pro, these same savings apply with up to $100 off for the 512 GB upgrade and up to $200 off for the 1 TB upgrade.
— AppAdvice.com (@AppAdvice) October 27, 2016
These price drops in upgrades are pretty convenient since the iMac, MacBook Air, Mac Pro, and Mac Mini did not get a refresh at the recently concluded Apple event. The Macbook Pro 2015, however, is also dropping its upgrade prices even though a MacBook Pro 2016 is on its way. So if you’re not upgrading to the MacBook Pro 2016 and would rather better your MacBook Pro 2015, the same discounts apply. Instead of $300 for a 512 GB flash storage, you can get your MacBook Pro upgraded for only $200. A 1 TB upgrade will also cost $200 less, now only $600 instead of $800.
So with all these price drops in the older Mac products, we are left wondering, is Apple quietly dealing with the criticisms against them about the lack of upgrades to the other Mac products in their shelves (amongst other criticisms like the missing SD card slot, of course)?
Bad decision in my opinion (one of many lately)…Phil Schiller says the MacBook Pro doesn’t need an SD slot https://t.co/Q1fAnHpJp4
— ♏️ike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) November 2, 2016
Speaking exclusively to The Independent, Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Philip Schiller responded.
There has certainly been a lot of passionate dialogue and debate about the new MacBook Pro! Many things have impressed people about it, and some have caused some controversy. I hope everyone gets a chance to try it for themselves and see how great the MacBook Pro is. It is a really big step forward and an example of how much we continue to invest in the Mac. We love the Mac and are as committed to it, in both desktops and notebooks, as we ever have been.
Our customers are so passionate, which is amazing. We care about what they love and what they are worried about. And it’s our job to help people through these changes. 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. That’s okay, some people felt that way about the first iMac and that turned out pretty good.