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Apple Significantly Drops Mac SSD Upgrade Pricing

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Lately, Apple has been working on their MacBooks and upgrades to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. In addition to that, the company reduced the cost of higher-end Mac solid-state storage versions, significantly cutting down the prices for most configurations.

The 4 TB SSD of the 512 GB 15-inch MacBook Pro which used to cost $2800 now costs $1,400. Users can benefit from these costs across the iMac, iMac Pro, Mac mini, and MacBook Air line.

The company also worked on the SSD options for the MacBook Air. If back then the MacBook Air was available in 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1.5 TB configurations, now the 1.5 TB option is no longer an option and is instead replaced by a $400 1 TB upgrade, equivalent to approximately half the price of the previous GB per $ offer.

Apple’s new SSD prices apply to Mac notebooks and desktops, following the pattern that the first upgrade still costs the same, with price reductions applied for more capabilities.

A good example on the matter is the entry-level 15-inch MacBook Pro, which features 256 GB SSD. Before the price update, a 512 GB upgrade cost $200, the 1 TB SSD cost $600, the 2 TB SSD cost $1,200, and the high-end 4 TB capacity $3,000.

As of today however, these upgrades will cost $200, $400, $800 and $1,600, respectively.

ModelSSD UpgradeOld PriceNew Price% Change
15″ Macbook Pro 2.3GHz 8 core i94TB$2400$1200-50%
15″ Macbook Pro 2.6 GHz 6 core i7512GB$200$2000
1TB$600$400-33%
2TB$1200$800-33%
4TB$3000$1600-47%
Mac Mini 3.6GHz 4 core i32TB$1400$1000-29%

The MacBook Air costs just $600 to upgrade to a 1 TB SSD from the 128 GB base storage capacity, while on the iMac Pro users can have 4 TB SSD for $1,200 – an upgrade that yesterday was available for $2,400.

While these price drops look great, as far as the Mac Mini is concerned, the price drop is not all that significant, with a 2 TB upgrade available for $1000 from $1400.


Finally, these new rates are closer to the reality of the industry and, at long last, Apple’s SSD pricing is now more in line with the rest of the industry.

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