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


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Apr 12, 2001

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.

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 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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macrumors member
Jun 24, 2012
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.


macrumors 601
Aug 6, 2007
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.


macrumors 65816
Mar 16, 2011
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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macrumors 68020
Dec 31, 2013
This still seems pretty crazy - 1TB Samsung EVO NVM retails at $169.
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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macrumors G3
Nov 23, 2011
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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