Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 21:19 UTC
Apple Apple held its keynote speech just now, kicking off its developer conference. The company announced minor refreshes for its laptop line, introduced a stunning new laptop with a Retina display, and gave a sneak peek of iOS 6, which will launch in the Fall.
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Pricing
by Neolander on Tue 12th Jun 2012 08:09 UTC
Neolander
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2010-03-08

And, slowly but surely, Apple laptop pricing continues to go up. It makes sense, though, when every new iOS developer brings Apple extra hardware sales...

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RE: Pricing
by MOS6510 on Tue 12th Jun 2012 11:09 in reply to "Pricing"
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2011-05-12

All the laptops went down in price and they added the retina MacBook Pro. Its pricer will come down too. Remember how expensive the MacBook Air was, it's much cheaper and better now.

Laptops in general used to be much more expensive and crappier.

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RE[2]: Pricing
by Neolander on Tue 12th Jun 2012 17:32 in reply to "RE: Pricing"
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2010-03-08

My problem with this comparison is that at the time where the original Air was released, people were still able to buy low-end Macbooks for about $900. Nowadays, the lowest end 13-inch laptops from Apple costs $1200. So even if Air prices have dropped, that's still a 33% increase in low-end laptop cost.

If Apple plan on Retina-ing their whole MBP line in the future, that will only leave Air laptops in this price range, which are arguably a loss in terms of connectivity and expandability for current 13" MBP users (even if they are lightweight and thin to compensate).

Edited 2012-06-12 17:35 UTC

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RE: Pricing
by nefer on Wed 13th Jun 2012 10:43 in reply to "Pricing"
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2012-02-15

How do you mean the Existing Air models just went a hundred USD cheaper with faster specs. How is that "more expensive"

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