Apple Updates Retina MacBook Pro with New Processors, Drops Pricing on 13-Inch Models and High-End MacBook Air

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    Apple today announced that it has updated its Retina MacBook Pro lineup with new processors, also moving to lower pricing across the board on the 13-inch models.
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    The high-end 15-inch stock configuration now has the twice the amount of RAM that it had previously and the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro prices are $200 and $300 cheaper than their predecessor models, respectively. Apple has also lowered pricing on SSD upgrades across the Retina MacBook Pro lineup, with the bump from 256 GB to 512 GB now costing $300 instead of $500 and the additional bump to 768 GB costing $400 instead of $500.

    In addition to the Retina MacBook Pro updates, Apple has also lowered the price of the 256 GB 13-inch MacBook Air by $100, now starting at $1399.

    Update: Apple has also eliminated the high-end stock configuration of the non-Retina 15-inch MacBook Pro, leaving only the base model starting at $1799. Customers can still configure the low-end model with all available options, meaning that the previous high-end configuration is still available, but it is no longer being promoted separately as a stock machine.

    Article Link: Apple Updates Retina MacBook Pro with New Processors, Drops Pricing on 13-Inch Models and High-End MacBook Air
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    No love for 15 rMBP?
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    will be interesting to see these benchmark tests... still not the Pro announcement I've been waiting for, though
     
  4. macrumors member

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    Gotta wait for quad core haswell based 13" rmbp with GT3 graphics...don't be fooled by 200 bucks discount now.
     
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    So nobody was buying them...
     
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    Any news about refunds/rebates for those who just purchased? Or what the qualifying timeline would be for "just purchased"?

    Thanks
     
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    Look again...

     
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    Well that makes the 13" retina a bit more appealing. I need to go bury my wallet in the back yard real quick...
     
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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.
     
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    Nice, more in line with what it should be. However still waiting on the 13" rMBP to go quad-core, have discrete gpu and a 16gb option.
     
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    still waiting for the retina Air's to come out
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    I foresee the stock price getting a beating today. There goes the margins.
     
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    All the college kids have Retina MacBook Pros?
     
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    14 days
     
  15. macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
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    Yeah, that's what I'm waiting for. I still feel they need more powerful graphics for their displays.
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

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    does this show up in the UK store for anyone yet? prices look the same for me.
     
  18. macrumors member

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    Very nice. Much more reasonable price for the 13" rMBP. Let's hope this gets reflected internationally soon.

    Incidentally, it seems like there's only one cMBP now?
     
  19. macrumors regular

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    You must not do business with any software companies. All the guys I see from Oracle, EMC, and CA have MacBook Pros, and many of them are the Retina models.
     
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    Good move.
    Would like to see similar (price) adjustments to the iPad line.
     
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    Out of the ones I teach who have recently purchased a MBP, 1/2 or more were retina, and that's being conservative.

    Thanks!
     
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    Been waiting for this. Will pick up a 13 rMBP now. I could of afforded it before too, but I felt like an idiot paying that much.
     
  23. macrumors 6502a

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    For some, good news are bad news. You should go work in the us congress.
     
  24. macrumors 6502

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    When do you guys think the Haswell refresh will happen? I'm in dire need of a new laptop, but I can wait a couple months if it means a new Processor/spec bump. Fwiw, I'm interested in the 15" rMBP
     
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    No Price Change in the UK Store :(
     

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