Apple quietly made some updates to specs and pricing for some of its Retina MacBook Pro lineup. Apple announced today in a press release that it lowered the price of the entry-level 128GB 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro to $1,499 and the 256GB model to $1,699. The models previously sold for $1,699 and $1,999.
Apple also upgraded the processor in the latter model with a 2.6GHz processor (up from 2.5). As for the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros, Apple said the entry-level model would now come with a faster 2.4GHz quad-core processor. The higher-end model will come with a 2.7GHz quad-core and 16GB of RAM (up from 2.3GHz and 2.6GHz).
Apple also dropped the price of its 13-inch MacBook Air with 256GB to $1,399. That’s discounted from the regular price of $1,499. Apple’s online store doesn’t appear to have been updated to reflect the changes.
13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (128GB)- Now $1,499 (down from $1,699)
13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (256GB)- Now $1,699 (down from $1,999), 2.6GHz processor (up from 2.5)
15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (256GB)- Now a faster 2.4GHz quad-core (up from 2.3GHz)
15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (512GB)- Now a faster 2.7GHz quad-core (up from 2.6GHz), 16GB RAM (up from 8)
13-inch MacBook Air (256GB)- Now $1,399 (down from $1,499)
Evidence in October suggested that Apple would improve production techniques to fix issues with thermal heating and screen ghosting on the Retina MacBook Pros. The upgrades also come after retailers just recently started offering similar discounts on some MacBooks.
Apple’s full press release is below:
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