They have jacked up the prices yet again!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by karlwig, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. karlwig macrumors 6502

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    I don't know how this works for you guys in the US, but here in Europe all updated MB/MBP models are now 100-150 dollars more expensive (with the exception being the new entry level 13" with 128gb ram)!

    This is hugely disappointing. A lot of us expected the Macbooks to get a little cheaper this time around, after the huge price hikes that followed last year's chassis update. I have no idea what happened here. This is not currency fluctuations; it hasn't moved that much and the new iPad is in line with the old 9.7" Pro. They simply made their notebooks even more expensive here in Europe.
     
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  3. csurfr macrumors 68000

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    That's strange. The prices stayed the same here with the exception of the non-touchbar 13" which is now the same price as the 12" MacBook. That is what I happen to find the most confusing. Who is going to buy a MacBook now?
     
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    Prices went up another $200 in Canada. The 2015 15" used to be $3049 went to $3499 in late 2016 and now this model is $3699. Looks like I'll be skipping this model as well, been an Apple user since 2007 but for me, this is the end of the line. Looks like I'm going to be going back to Windows. I can't justify their pricing anymore. And please don't tell me it's due to the lower dollar, even when our dollar was close to par we were still paying a lot more than the US. Hopefully others will vote with their wallets and not buy.

    To quote Steve Jobs:

    What ruined Apple was not growth … They got very greedy … Instead of following the original trajectory of the original vision, which was to make the thing an appliance and get this out there to as many people as possible … they went for profits. They made outlandish profits for about four years. What this cost them was their future. What they should have been doing is making rational profits and going for market share.”
     
  5. Super Xander macrumors regular

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    Hahah true, in Denmark they also increased by $100
     
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    Same in Italy, they are increased of 50-100€ depending on the model. Literally I can't believe Apple did this.
     
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    How is the Euro doing against the dollar? Might just be a currency adjustment.
     
  9. haydn! macrumors 6502a

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    Possibly currency adjustment... but the £ v $ has improved since the start of the year, so if this was the justification, UK prices should have lowered - but funnily enough, they've remained static. The iPad Pro 10" is £20 cheaper though! ha
     
  10. jerryk macrumors 68040

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    Why would apple lower a price? And the UK is still has a question mark hanging around it with Brexit.
     
  11. Lunfai macrumors 65816

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    Probably because the pound is stabilising
     
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    thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    unfortunate that there are price hikes for some, that stinks. if that happened in US, a price hike for same priced Apple products otherwise, there would be outrage! It would be something of an iAnarchy situation on the streets,
     
  15. Sam_S macrumors regular

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    New Zealand pricing went up on most 13" models and the top 15" model.
    Anywhere from $50-$200. Interesting the iMac prices remained level.
     
  16. duervo macrumors 68020

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    12" MB, i5, 8GB RAM, and 512GB Storage = $1999.00 CDN, which is the same price as before (I've had my eye on the equivalent mid-tier CPU (m5) spec for the last year.)

    If I bump up the RAM to the new maximum of 16GB, then yes, the price is higher ($2,239.00,) but that's a config that exceeds the previous max, so not surprising.

    16GB RAM in a MB is what I've been waiting for. Now, I just have to wait for refurbished units to become available.
     
  17. TheOkeland macrumors member

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    In Germany the prices are a little bit lowered considering the specs.
    Indeed if you want the top of the line CPU, your are about 40€ above the "old" machine with highest specs.

    The point is that they are not selling a Pro 550, so you get higher specs => higher entry prices.
    With Student-Discount and a 15" (2,9GHz, 512GB, Pro 560) i am at 2.970,89€ the skylake machine with the 2,9GHz CPU and the Pro 460 were at about ~3.150€ with Student discount. So it is a little bit cheaper in Germany now.

    If you want to get the 3,1GHz CPU now, you would be at around 3.187€...
    But I don't see why I should spend nearly 200€ for only 200MHz....
     
  18. SteveJUAE macrumors 68000

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    LOL sounds like the rest of the world is subsidising US prices :D
     
  19. Boneheadxan macrumors regular

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    Singapore prices as well for the top end 15" model is about S$200 more than what the 2016 I purchased was for.
     
  20. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    They have them right now for $1699.
     
  21. duervo macrumors 68020

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    Yep, but those are the last gen models, that max out at 8GB RAM.
     
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  25. karlwig thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It hasn't moved that much, and like I said, the iPad prices are unchanged.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 8, 2017 ---
    1) The appeal of the Macbook for me is not price, but significantly lower weight and smaller form factor.
    2) And it's not really an apples-to-apples comparrasion; while both machines are plenty fast enough for my use (thus my preference of the 12" Macbook) the 128gb storage of the cheapest MBP is a dealbreaker. I would have to go with at least 256gb, making the 12" Macbook still cheaper.
     

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