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Old Feb 13, 2013, 08:55 AM   #126
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Hoping for international price cuts..
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 08:55 AM   #127
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Any news about refunds/rebates for those who just purchased? Or what the qualifying timeline would be for "just purchased"?

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14 days - just back up your system and Apple will take that back and send you out a new one with the discount refunded.

Happened to me a few years ago on the black MacBook.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 08:55 AM   #128
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Nice. This is the "derived" price many of us suggested, using the rMBP vs. cMBP as a reference. The inflated 13" price didn't make much sense, in fact, it would've made more sense for the 15" to have a slight premium.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 08:55 AM   #129
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Hah. Walk around a college campus, ANY college campus and see how long you can hold onto that thought. Nice try though.
I go to a college in a very affluent area. Only two students at my college that I'm aware of have a rMBP. Everyone has either a MBA, cMBP, or iPad. Nice try, though.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 08:56 AM   #130
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does this show up in the UK store for anyone yet? prices look the same for me.
It is reflected in UK store now
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 08:56 AM   #131
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this was the price I was looking for at the launch of rMBP 13 (with 1GB dedicated GPU) but apple disappointed me at that time so i go with rMBP 15 it was a better buy at that time.. still with price drop I prefer 15" but lower the price for 15 as well

& WHERE IS MAC PRO waiting waiting
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 08:57 AM   #132
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Of course, everyone on Twitter who has bought a MacBook now complains:

A week ago? Ok, that's some frustration there.

Two weeks ago? Alright, I can buy that.

A month? My sympathy-meter is seriously starting to wane here.

August! I don't know what the statute of limitations are for Apple anger at new products, but I think you've broken it.

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Hahaha, nice analysis

Just told my wife to make an angry Twitter post about her 13" MBP we bought in 2010 ...
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 08:57 AM   #133
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The question is now... should I wait for Haswell or Broadwell?
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 08:57 AM   #134
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They had to do this. The rMBPs are way too expensive, especially the 13". I'm waiting for Haswell though. I didn't think they'd drop the price until the Haswell refresh.
Too expensive? In the USA, the 13" rMBP costs exactly the same as non-retina with the same RAM and SSD drive. In the UK, it is just £10 more. So the question isn't really "Retina or no retina" anymore, it is "SSD or hard drive". SSD is more expensive. But if you want SSD, there is no point at all in buying the non-retina MBP at all.

(Exception: With the non-retina MBPs you can roll your own Fusion drive to combine SSD + huge storage. Doesn't work with Retina display).


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I don't think this is the last price drop we will see for the rMBP. If they discontinue classic MBP with Haswell than rMBP will need to drop in price even further. I kind of think that they did this mid gen price drop so that they don't do a significant price drop overnight and irk the consumers/investors.
The problem is everyone who wants more than 128GB (and isn't made of money). The price is now exactly the same for Retina and non-Retina with the same specs, you are basically swapping Retina + slim and light case for an optical drive. The problem would be if the lower specs (hard drive) and large, slow, affordable storage (big hard drive) go away. I think Apple could sell the old MBPs unchanged, just with the display exchanged for a Retina display.

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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:00 AM   #135
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That rule has NEVER applied to Apple.
Oh, except for things like MacBook air, which initially cost $1799, but now starts at under $1000 while having superior specs and design?

I think the word "never" doesn't quite mean what you think it means.

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There are countless examples.
Uh-huh.

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This price drop is directly tied to lack of sales for an over-priced, expensive, 13" laptop computer.
Says Mr. Armchair CEO. And again: overpriced compared to what? Those other, non-existant retina-laptops?
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:00 AM   #136
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All the college kids have Retina MacBook Pros?
Not that I've experienced on my campus. The most popular by far seems to be the 13 inch classic version. I would honestly put it at 60% of all laptops that I see.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:01 AM   #137
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But now the 2.5 GHz i5 13" retina is $1439. 4% off. lol. yuck.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:03 AM   #138
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Retina MBA please. Although i must say my 2008 aluminum macbook is still a beast.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:04 AM   #139
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But now the 2.5 GHz i5 13" retina is $1439. 4% off. lol. yuck.
check out the 256gb one ... its $100 less LoL
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:06 AM   #140
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Sorry if this is a stupid question, but what Intel microarchitecture does this proc use? Haswell? When is the newest/next architecture expected to come out? Sorry, after a while, all of these blur together & forget when each is/was announced.

I have a 2008 MBP that's getting long in the tooth, hence why I'm asking.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:07 AM   #141
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Hoping for international price cuts..
they did. lots cheaper in germany now
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:08 AM   #142
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wait, am I missing something here. Why is the larger SSD cheaper?

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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:08 AM   #143
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Memory Price Increase?

Did anyone else notice that RAM upgrades for the rMBP 15" is now $200 to go from 8GB to 16GB? Previously, it was $180. What is the reason for the price increase? Are they using different hardware for the memory or is it just that the upgraded processor requires some kind of extra overhead for memory upgrades? Any ideas?
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:08 AM   #144
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Bollocks, I bought mine 2 weeks and 2 days ago - and now it is £250 cheaper

P.S. Still love it to bits!
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:09 AM   #145
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I feel incredibly lucky that I'm still in my return period for my higher end 15 inch rMBP. I will gladly take a free upgrade to 16g RAM.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:09 AM   #146
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The question is now... should I wait for Haswell or Broadwell?
I don't know, but if you can do whatever 'work' it is you wanna do on a...and I quote...

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Then your screwed. Haswell or Broadwell.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:10 AM   #147
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Did anyone else notice that RAM upgrades for the rMBP 15" is now $200 to go from 8GB to 16GB? Previously, it was $180. What is the reason for the price increase? Are they using different hardware for the memory or is it just that the upgraded processor requires some kind of extra overhead for memory upgrades? Any ideas?
they dropped the prices to raise the prices of upgrades. the difference has to be made back somehow
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:10 AM   #148
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I don't know, but if you can do whatever 'work' it is you wanna do on a...and I quote...

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Then your screwed. Haswell or Broadwell.
Why did you quote my sig? Well, Haswell's meant to be a good update, I'm hoping for 16GB base RAM. XD
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:11 AM   #149
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Very nice but wish they added 16gb ram to the 13 retina.
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they dropped the prices to raise the prices of upgrades. the difference has to be made back somehow
There's quite a big difference between the 13" rMBP and the 15" rMBP now.
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