MacBook Pricing Trends

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Reefbone, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Reefbone macrumors regular

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    Over the life cycle of the MacBooks how much does Apples (new) price drop as the product ages? ( If at all.) What is Apples typical release schedule?

    I'm interested in getting one but just don't want to pay too much at the beginning or get a product atthe end of it's competitive lifecycle.
     
  2. paintballswimgu macrumors 6502

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    apple never drops the price of a product that is new. In a few months they will have refurbs of these machines, however, the price of the current(2011) macbook pro will be the same until the next product is released. The 2011 macbook pro will probably have a slight spec boost by oct or nov of next year. Which apple normally does. however, it could be a small enough spec boost you don't even know it was boosted. New models seem to follow about every 10 months or so.
     
  3. Reefbone thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    You'll get the best bang for your buck if you buy right after an update, or when the first round of refurbs hits the stores.

    That'll guarantee you anywhere from 8-12 months of having the "latest and greatest" Apple machine.
     

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