Previous gen and 2016 MBP same price

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  1. azamk87, Nov 3, 2016
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    azamk87 macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone else noticed this? The previous gen 13" Retina Macbook Pro 256GB costs exactly the same as the 2016 baseline 256GB Macbook Pro.

    Am I missing something here or has Apple really lost the plot? They're also charging the same for an iPadAir2 and iPad Mini 4. o_O:eek::rolleyes:

    The 2.7Ghz vs 2.0Ghz is irrelevant, much older chips vs Skylake.


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  2. Impatientmac macrumors regular

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    You're not missing anything. Which is why people complaining about the prices seems so strange to me. A week ago those prices were fine, but now on newer machines it's not?
     
  3. azamk87, Nov 3, 2016
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    azamk87 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You've missed my point : they've actually increased the price of the previous gen. Wasn't complaining about the price of the 2016 MBP.

    ***Edit*** : Okay no increase on the previous gen but still wondering why the price hasn't come down.
     
  4. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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    No they haven't increased the price of previous gen. The 256GB model was always $1,500. You are probably thinking of the base 128GB model which was $1300.
     
  5. colorfuel macrumors member

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    They may have older chips (previous gen to be exact) but they have more ports and an SD-Card Slot. That should explain the same price.


    ('tis irony)
     
  6. azamk87 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for clearing that up!
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    That's true about the ports but if we think of it that way the 2016 MBP has a better processor, amazing screen, better GPU, better speakers. :D
     
  7. colorfuel macrumors member

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    Seriously, imo, the only reason for Apple to having both machines at the same price-tag is to keep more budget-conscious people from buying the older machine. Its the same reason they didnt dare put the 15W kabylake CPU into the 13" MBA, since that aswell would have cannibalized their precious new 13" MBP.
     
  8. azamk87, Nov 3, 2016
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    azamk87 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As far back as I can remember any new product announcement from Apple has led to a decrease in the price of the previous gen (the same can be said for most companies). They really are getting greedier by the day - big deal they actually gave a lightning to 3.5mm adapter with the new iPhones. :D

    ***Edit*** : So just checked prices with a student discount. The previous gen costs $70 less than the 2016 for students if you choose the 256GB option ($50 more on the discount + the upgrade from 128 to 256 SSD costs $20 less). Oh well, at least someone benefits.
     

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