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Apple cuts prices on high-end MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini SSD upgrades

Apple has made it cheaper for customers buying a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac mini to go for increased storage options, cutting the cost of upgrades on the higher capacity SSD selections by up to $400, depending on the model and SSD capacity.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro

The 15-inch MacBook Pro


One of the quieter changes to the Mac lineup alongside other Tuesday updates, including a revamp of the iMac models, Apple has reduced how much a customer will have to pay to add more storage to a MacBook Pro order. Going through Apple's online order system, customers are greeted with slightly tweaked pricing for the Storage section, though with no official confirmation of the changes by Apple itself.

The pricing has effectively remained the same for all models with 1 terabyte of flash storage or lower, with no savings offered for shifting from 512 gigabytes to a 1-terabyte SSD. Those opting for a 2-terabyte SSD can do so for $200 cheaper than the previous upgrade price, while 4 terabytes of SSD storage now costs $400 less to add to an order.

The 1.5 TB MacBook Air SSD has been cut by $100. Apple has also cut the pricing on the 2TB drive in the Mac mini by $200.

The Mac mini also benefits from another discount on memory. Opting for the 64-gigabyte upgrade is now $400 cheaper to perform, though lower capacities remain the same.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro has a maximum capacity of 2 terabytes, making the maximum saving $200 on the highest volume SSD option. The 15-inch MacBook Pro is offered with both 2-terabyte and 4-terabyte options available.

Apple does regularly alter the cost of its hardware, typically due to changes in component cost over time, though it can also be affected by currency fluctuations for some markets.