Apple slashes prices on Mac storage upgrades

Apple did extra on Tuesday than streamline the MacGuide lineup. It additionally dramatically decreased the worth of many storage upgrades throughout all Macs, together with MacBooks, iMacs, and even the brand new Mac mini.

In the wake of falling SSD prices, Apple’s surcharge for larger drives was particulalry egregious. With these value drops, they’re nonetheless a bit above the norm, however again into the realm of actuality.

For instance, upgrading the Mac mini’s 128GB drive to the utmost 2TB was a $1,400 improve, now it’s $1,000. The base mannequin MacGuide Air used to have a 1.5TB possibility for $1,100, now changed by a 1TB possibility for $600. The 2TB SSD possibility for the entry-level 13-inch MacGuide Pro was $1,200, now it’s $1,000 (and that entry-level system received Touch Bar, Touch ID, and a giant processor improve, too).

The most dramatic modifications are to the largest drives. The 4TB drive possibility for the 15-inch MacGuide Pro is $1,400 lower than it was, and the identical dimension drive prices $1,200 much less within the iMac Pro.

The value reductions are much less dramatic on smaller capability SSDs, however these seeking to purchase a giant chunk of storage of their new Mac can now pay simply “a lot” as an alternative of “as much as a used car,” which we are able to all agree is an efficient factor.

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