2016 13" Macbook Pro Starting Price Predictions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by papa8706, Oct 25, 2016.


What do you predict the starting price of the entry level 2016 13" Macbook Pro will be?

  1. $1199

  2. $1299

  3. $1399

  4. $1499

  5. $1599

  6. $1699

  7. Higher (specify below)

  8. Lower (specify below)

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  1. papa8706 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 24, 2010
    Seeing the event is just couple of days away, I thought it would be fun to take some stabs at the pricing. I decided to just post the 13" for simplicity since we can assume from that starting price where other models may fall.
  2. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    I am hoping for just over 1000, but it will probably be around 1500.
  3. alex.marton macrumors 6502


    Jul 6, 2015
    My House
    I voted for $1199, but I bet it will be $1399.
  4. TechZeke, Oct 25, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2016

    TechZeke macrumors 68020


    Jul 29, 2012
    Rialto, CA
    I'm guessing:
    $1400 - 2.9Ghz i5-6267U, 256GB, 8GB of RAM
    $1800 - 3.1Ghz i5-6287U, 512GB, 8GB of RAM

    3.3Ghz I7-6567U: +$100-$200
    16GB/32 RAM: +$200/$400
    1TB/2TB SSD: +$400/$800
  5. theitsage Suspended

    Aug 28, 2005
  6. papa8706 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 24, 2010
    I predicted $1499 purely based on the MB and MBA price points. I'm sure we'll see some clarity in those product lines on Thursday. If they do shift their prices up, I assume we'll see a 256Gb starting point. I would love to see more than 8GB of ram but seeing the current market, I think that's wishful thinking
  7. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    My prediction is:

    13" classic air $999
    12" MacBook $1299
    13" MacBook Air $1499
    13" MacBook Pro $1799
    15" MacBook Pro $2099

    The rumored 13" air will sit right between the core M and the Pro. It will have an i5 and be a blend of the MacBook and pro. I think apple really makes a jump in the pro price with a redesign and power.
  8. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    The only way I'll pay $1799 for this thing is if they went back to having a discrete GPU. I'm thinking a 12" rMB price drop is in order.
  9. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    That's the laptop price that determines everything. No way they keep selling the macbook at $1299 and the pro at $1399.
  10. motime macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2015
    LOL 1800 USD for a base 13 inch macbook pro? Forget that man.
  11. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    They currently offer three base models, the most expensive one is 1800 usd.
  12. latapi macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2010
    Thanks to my poor, weak currency I could only afford the Pro if the entry price remained the same. I want to believe that Apple understands that the market has changed and that they can't ask for the same price premiums as before in the laptop market... but it's Apple, so it's a (very) long shot.

    If it ends up being more expensive, I'll be stuck with the new Air, an XPS or an x360. Then again, I'm still not convinced by the OLED bar; it's hard for me not to see it as a gimmick that Steve Jobs would hate. But I shouldn't speak until it's shown, you never know.
  13. James.K.Polk macrumors 6502a


    Aug 31, 2015
    Curious.... have an offer for $1600 on my 2015 15" MBP... Wondering if I shouldn't sell and move to the new 13"!
  14. AdonisSMU macrumors 604

    Oct 23, 2010
    $1299 if they want to move units and make profit.
  15. asoksevil macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    Taipei, Taiwan
    Yeah but he is implying the starting price is $1800, which could go up to more than $2200.

    This is pretty nuts for the 13" I haven't seen any other 13" costing that much.

    I think it will keep current MacBook Pro prices and the classic MBA will be down $100 to make it the entry level while completely removing the 11"
  16. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    Do you think the new 13" MBP will be readily available for purchase next week if I just walk in to an Apple Store or will it be like the iPhones where there's a long wait?
  17. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    I don't see him do that? The poll shows from low to high, and option to even go lower or higher ..
    Just to have options and get people their impression?
    If 1800 isn't viable .. I guess you won't vote for it :)
  18. Feenician macrumors 603


    Jun 13, 2016
    The 13" operates on a lower power CPU. If you're doing anything that severely stresses that CPU extensively then you'll notice a negative difference. If you're only surfing/mailing and the like you could swap out for the current 13", pocket the difference and never notice a thing

    TL;DR it depends what you use it for
  19. myscrnnm macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    $1,299 seems far too low, considering that's where the consumer-level Retina MacBook starts, as well as the current generation 13" MacBook Pro. $1,499 seems more reasonable to me, although I imagine it might be somewhere between the two. Given the history of releases, the old 13" MBP will probably drop by around $100 if Apple is keeping it in production.
  20. Feenician macrumors 603


    Jun 13, 2016
    The same price as the old one ($1299) +/- $100. Not sure why anyone would think otherwise
  21. idark77 macrumors 6502


    Dec 2, 2014
    All machines around 5-10% more than actual. They need to increase profit !
  22. Saturn1217 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2008
    I hadn't looked at MBP prices in a while. I had forgotten that they'd gotten so expensive. You have to pay $1499 just to get 256gb of storage (which should be the base storage IMHO).

    There is hope though that Apple will bump the base storage at least. They bumped the storage sizes for all of the iOS line with the iPhone 7 release and the Macbook starts at 256gb so I'm hopefully 128gb will be gone (and 256gb will replace it at the same price).

    I really, really hope that there is a high end version "Best" tier with 16gb of ram....

    I think the 12" rMB has to come down in price one way or another. I have no idea where the 13" MBA is going to fit in. I think it will depend on if it gets retina or not (my guess is no). If the 13" MBA does NOT get retina then I can't see the base 13" rMBP going much higher than $1399. They need to keep the price low enough that consumers feel Apple's BEST laptop line is within reach. Otherwise consumers don't even pay attention and the upsell to the more expensive models doesn't work as well.

    TL;DR: $1299 is my guess with 256gb of storage/8gb Ram standard
  23. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016
    The price for the MacBook Pro will be the same (at least here in the US).

    I am not sure why anytime would think that Apple would raise the price.

    Then again, bean-counter Tim Cook is running the company and might lead it to ruin.

    Under Jobs, Apple was about making the best products. Under Cook, Apple is about making the most money and squeezing out every penny.
  24. spesifikbrush macrumors regular


    Nov 12, 2015
    If that will be the price for the base model, I'll refund my MBP (14 day period) and get this one. The concept of Martin Hajek became real owo
  25. James.K.Polk macrumors 6502a


    Aug 31, 2015
    Nothing, anymore. Used to do biochemical modeling which necessitated a quad core. Now patent law stuff, where I appreciate the 15" screen real estate, but not carrying it around..

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