2014 rMBP 15" more expensive vs. 2015

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  1. alex.marton macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    why is it that the 2014 rMBP 15" is more expensive than the one that was released, almost a year later?

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    They both have the 16GB RAM, and the 1TB Flash storage upgrades.

    Would it be because AMD is cheaper than NVIDIA?
     
  2. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    Maybe in 2014 more of that equipment was only available as BTO, or the BTO price for the optional equipment was higher. I have seen similar discrepancies in the 13" rMBPs, usually on BTO units. I assume they were just applying a discount % based to the original price of the unit.
     
  3. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it does seem that Apple doesn't really take into account how old the model is while applying their discount unless the model is significantly older.
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Because the newer model was cheaper at release.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    I think Apple reduces the price by a set percentage (something like 12 or 13%) and the newer model was cheaper from the get go, so the discounted price will reflect that.
     
  6. Seed101 macrumors 6502

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    Cheers for the replies, I brought this up also on the 'buying thread'...it does seem a little odd?
     
  7. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    Maybe a little odd. But, Mac Book Pros don't change much except at the 4 or 5 year redo cycle.
     
  8. alex.marton thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, I should have checked before posting. I'll make sure to check next time! :p :)
     

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