I'm not buying this exchange rate crap. White MacBook '09 released in January 09 for $999 US.
New Zealand price in Jan 09: $1849
New Zealand price now: $1999
Yep that's a 7.5% price rise overnight, on top of the big price rise that we had when the unibodies came out. It's too much.
In NZ, Apple is really beginning to price themselves out of the market. I wish they wouldn't, because my 3.5 year old iBook needs replacing.
It was £729 yesterday and it's £749 today. As the exchange rate only dropped by 1 cent yesterday, did I miss some overnight VAT rate increase?
My student ID doesn't have an expiration date...
Well my university e-mail was working until earlier this month. They do ask for your e-mail in store.I heard that they email your school to verify that you are enrolled there. I wouldn't think that they were really efficient with that though. Also, she ordered it from the apple website so i dunno how that would work...
I don’t understand why people who bought a laptop in May are upset. EVERYONE knew to wait until at least June 8th for the WWDC, if not for the rumored spec update, then for the back-to-school promotion (just like last year).
Well my university e-mail was working until earlier this month. They do ask for your e-mail in store.
I dont understand why people who bought a laptop in May are upset. EVERYONE knew to wait until at least June 8th for the WWDC, if not for the rumored spec update, then for the back-to-school promotion (just like last year).
Extremely doubtful.Just a quick question before I go out and buy this.
Any chance Snow Leopard will be out at WWDC? If it is I will wait until.
US$129 for retail.How much would it cost to upgrade from Leopard to Snow Leopard if I didnt wait?
For the Kiwis out there...
I just noticed that JB Hifi in Auckland (NZ) is selling the previous spec (2.0GHz) macbook for $1663 this weekend. Not bad at all.
I *KNEW* there was a reason that MicroCenter had a $200 rebate on the 2ghz MacBook, now I know why...
I have a early 2009 white Macbook (with NVdia gpu) that I replaced the 667 mhz ram with 4 gigs of 800 mhz ram. It runs at 800 mhz.
That upgrade is really hardly an upgrade, they just ran out of 667 ram. I replaced the 5000rpm 120 gig HD with a 320GIG 7200 HD too.. It really runs fast.
The ram upgrade and the HD upgrade took all of three minutes after watching the demo video at OWC.
I REALLY wouldn't mind is the extra 40GB of storage!
It's a strange thing: I know, rationally, that 120GB is still an awful lot of space for most people doing most things; yet there's the part of me that both chuckles and weeps at the fact that there is currently an iPod with more storage space...
Interestingly, despite the price increase down here, if I'm not mistaken the white MacBook will now be faster than its solid aluminium stablemate.
That really does put Apple in an akward position - it's the 'black tax' all over again, only this time you don't get any added performance or specs incentive, just a much more solid machine and more expensive ram and display adaptor upgrades!