Apple Drops Prices on High-End Storage Upgrades for iMac, iMac Pro, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and Mac Pro

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    Alongside a refresh of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro this morning, Apple has also dropped the price on high-end storage upgrades across the Mac lineup. This includes the iMac, iMac Pro, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and even the soon-to-be-discontinued Mac Pro.

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    For the most part, 1TB SSD upgrades have dropped by $200 on the iMac, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini; and 2TB SSD upgrades have dropped by $400 on the Mac mini and MacBook Pro. The ultra high-end 4TB SSD upgrade for the MacBook Pro has dropped by $1400.

    For the iMac Pro, 2TB SSD upgrades have been marked down by $200, while the 4TB SSD upgrade has dropped by $1200.

    The updates continue into the old Mac Pro as well, with the 1TB upgrade dropping by $200. Apple has also removed the 64GB RAM option for the Mac Pro from its store, and made this model only available in 16GB and 32GB options.

    Head to Apple.com to see more of the changes to high-end upgrades on the Mac.

    Article Link: Apple Drops Prices on High-End Storage Upgrades for iMac, iMac Pro, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and Mac Pro
     
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    Now the price for SSD storage is only super expensive, reduced from insanely expensive.
     
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    Prices still are quite inflated, but finally more reasonable.

    Fusion Drive should've been dropped entirely as well.
     
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    Still relatively high, but a surprising move in the right direction. Maybe the 'new' Apple we've been waiting for is finally showing up for real.
     
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    They haven't updated the NZ Store yet in terms of prices, based on the currency converter the price of the 4TB drive for the MacBook Pro is now more than half in the US store what it is in the NZ store.
     
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    Still seem higher than they should be to me. What they should do is remove spinning drives altogether, kill the horrible fusion drive, and mass produce SSD's to get the prices even lower.
     
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    Apple is getting busy with the Mac again. Guess betting everything on continued iPhone sales didn't work out so well. I'm hoping the iMac Pro gets a processor/GPU upgrade soon. Perfect for pros who don't need the new Mac Pro.
     
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    This still seems pretty crazy - 1TB Samsung EVO NVM retails at $169.
     
  12. Mactendo macrumors 68000

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    It can’t be linked to the departure of Jony Ive. Something is happening inside Apple.
     
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    I got the 1tb mac mini even with the crazy price. Today I would have purchased it with just a high price. Good step, Apple!
     
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    Nice! Good to see especially with the difficulty (or impossibility) of getting storage upgraded after purchase of many Apple products.

    Glad to see the Fusion drives were kept otherwise its impossible to get large storage without paying crazy prices.
     
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    Listening to analysts who determined after the fact the laughable upgrade pricing was harming sales. Better late than never.
     
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    Apple typically uses MLC; you have to compare it to the Samsung 960 PRO, which is 1 TB for $329.

    Also compare it to PC makers: Lenovo sells you a 1 TB Samsung 960 EVO OEM version (PM961) for a $615 upgrade. So Apple is cheaper and better than PC makers.
     
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    Still a high price but definitely easier to swallow. As an aside I've priced up the current 15" MBP I'm looking to upgrade to compared to when I first started looking 6 months ago (when it had the 6-core CPU rather than 8) and it's now 3,600 rather than 4,600.

    That's a really positive step in the right direction.
     
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    I got my iMac literally 30 days ago. Damn.
     
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    I'd like that difference back for my 2018 MB Pro with 1 TB of storage. Thanks. Nah, it ain't happening.
     
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    iPad Pro 1TB price delta from 512GB is still $400.
     
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    Make 256 GB SSD on Entry iMac standard!
    Allow the option to swap Magic Mouse to Magic Trackpad without a $50 dollar fee.
    Gold option
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    Small bezels!
     
  23. Sasparilla macrumors 65816

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    Oh man I'm feeling for ya. Did you do a big upgrade on storage?
     
  24. Tomboman macrumors member

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    I was waiting for that day - the 4TB in the Macbook Pro is still Apple-expensive - but finally, I can't complain, this price really is fair!
     
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    I'm glad Apple is starting to realize how inaccessible their upgrade pricing has been.
     

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