Is the MacBook Air going to have the iPhone-like price drop in the near future?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by joemarioz, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. macrumors member


    Jan 16, 2008
    I was wondering around and thought... mmm is the air going to be cheaper for students,road wariors, etc. I mean. Is Apple even thinking about it ?
  2. macrumors 65816


    Apr 26, 2002
    Meat Space
    When the cube didn't sell as expected it had a price drop. I have a feeling that the same sort of thing could happen with the MBA if it doesn't catch on quickly.
  3. macrumors 6502


    Sep 25, 2007
    Indiana, USA
    I don't think it will until you see a drastic drop in prices for the actual hardware in this. And I really don't feel like Apple is wanting this to take over a lot of sales. Its more of a 'see what we can do' product. I think its leading the way for how a lot of their future products will hold.
  4. Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    I doubt it. The current price point seems about right to me.

    Also, the iPhone received a price drop to increase sales and further the iPhone's impact, because it's a one-of-a-kind product at the moment, and Apple needs it to do well. The MBA is different because it's just another addition to the MacBook line, so Apple isn't relying on it to spur a whole new ecosystem.
  5. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Also the iPhone was a new KIND of product, in way that the Air is not. Sure, the Air makes different compromises and has its unique strengths, but ultraportables have been around a while.

    (And many cost more than an Air.)

    I do expect a nice price drop in the SSD option--but not right away.
  6. macrumors regular

    May 7, 2006
    808 State

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