Apple slashes prices on storage options for older Macs, neglects hardware updates

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Just days after Apple unveiled its latest and greatest MacBook Pro lineup, it looks like some of the older members of the Mac family are getting a little attention. No, unfortunately we’re not going to see some quiet hardware updates, just a little price drop for anyone looking to add some extra storage to an older Mac.

According to MacRumors, Apple has lowered the price of some storage options for the aging MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Pro, and Mac Mini lineup, which are all still sorely in need of a more thorough hardware refresh. Nevertheless, if you’re in the market for any of the aforementioned Mac products, you’ll be able to snag some extra storage space for a little less cash.

Previously, upgrading a MacBook Air to a roomier 512GB of storage space would have run you an extra $300. Starting today, though, you’ll be able to pick up the larger storage option for $200. Similarly, the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display can be furnished with 512GB of storage space for an extra $400, rather than $500.

The late-model MacBook Pro is also included in this latest round of price drops, with some of its larger storage options (512GB and 1TB) shearing as much as $200 off of the prior asking price. This may still not quite be enough to justify the purchase of a premium laptop that is so far behind the competition, but it’s a step in the right direction.

Late last month, Apple unveiled a new slate of MacBook Pros which included the frequently leaked Touch Bar, but the rest of the Mac lineup remained untouched. As some desktop solutions, like the Mac Pro, Mac Mini, and iMac, continue to fall behind the competition, this latest round of price cutting could indicate that we’re going to be waiting a while before we see a thorough hardware refresh come to the older members of the Mac family.

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