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Apple forced to drop prices on MacBook Pro

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    Apple forced to drop prices on MacBook Pro


    Surprised nobody mentioned this, but Apple announced a price drop of $200 on their MacBook Pro laptops.

    Only four months after launching a new laptop with a high-resolution "retina" screen, Apple has chopped $200 off the price.Apple's 13-inch "Retina" MacBook Pro will now sell for $1,499 instead of the $1,699 original price.
    This is a small move, but it's symptomatic of the broader challenges that Apple (AAPL) is facing.
    The most likely reason for a price-cut so soon after launch is that the product wasn't selling well at the original price. And with the 13-inch MacBook, this would not be a surprise: Reviewers were underwhelmed with the laptop when it was released, arguing that, at $1,699, it was not a good value. Based on the price cut, it appears that Apple laptop buyers agreed.


    Read more: Apple's Price Cut A Symptom Of What's Wrong At The Company - Business Insider

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    Still won't sell in good quantities. The mac is a dying breed being swallowed out by ios and Windows and android.
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    I still think those prices are expensive. Especially since you don't even get an optical disk drive anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    I still think those prices are expensive. Especially since you don't even get an optical disk drive anymore.
    As a twenty-seven year user of Macs' I agree with you completely. In fact I believe the iPad is one of the things killing Mac and MacBook sells. It just goes to show that sometimes you can shoot yourself in the foot without realizing what you're doing.
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    Actually, ios in general is what is killing mac sales. If apple were to take away ios from their portfolio, they'd be bankrupt.

    apple's prices are just too high regardless of a disk drive or not.
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    The disk drive is one of the few things that make a laptop superior to a tablet.
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