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Apple Lowers Price of MacBook Pro's High-End SSD Upgrade Options

Alongside a refresh of the iMac and new Radeon Pro Vega graphics options for the iMac Pro, Apple today quietly lowered the price of some of the storage upgrade options for the MacBook Pro.

2TB and 4TB SSD upgrade options for 13 and 15-inch machines are now more affordable, with Apple dropping prices as much as $400.


Upgrading to 2TB of storage on the 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models is now $200 cheaper, while upgrading to 4TB on the 15-inch MacBook Pro is $400 cheaper.

SSD upgrade pricing for the MacBook Pro models is below:

Entry level 15-inch MacBook Pro:
  • 512GB SSD - +$200 (No change)
  • 1TB SSD - +$600 (No change)
  • 2TB SSD - +$1,200 ($200 off)
  • 4TB SSD - +$3,000 ($400 off)
Higher-end 15-inch MacBook Pro:
  • 1TB SSD - +$400 (No change)
  • 2TB SSD - +$1,000 ($200 off)
  • 4TB SSD - +$2,800 ($400 off)
Entry level 13-inch MacBook Pro:
  • 512GB SSD - +$200 (No change)
  • 1TB SSD - +$600 (No change)
  • 2TB SSD - +$1,200 ($200 off)
Higher-end 13-inch MacBook Pro:
  • 1TB SSD - +$400 (No change)
  • 2TB SSD - +$1,000 ($200 off)
It's not unusual for Apple to adjust storage prices for its products, especially at the higher end, as prices fluctuate and come down over time after a machine has been released. Apple has changed storage prices for various Macs multiple times over the years.

Apple's MacBook Pro models are not designed to have the SSD upgraded after purchase as the storage is soldered to the motherboard, so the price drop is nice to see for those who want to purchase more storage to futureproof their machines.

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9 weeks ago
Still way too expensive...
Rating: 36 Votes
9 weeks ago
I have never been one to complain, but I'm getting sick of these crazy high prices on SSDs (and RAM). Apple has a price and organization problem (see: iPads).
Rating: 29 Votes
9 weeks ago

Cool. Don't lower the price on the sizes people actually care about! Who the F needs more than 1TB of SSD storage? Let alone, more than 256? Everything can be saved online.


I don't want my sample libraries to be loaded from the cloud :P
Rating: 22 Votes
9 weeks ago

Cool. Don't lower the price on the sizes people actually care about! Who the F needs more than 1TB of SSD storage? Let alone, more than 256? Everything can be saved online.


Have fun editing your raw video or analyzing your gigabytes of data with remote storage. These are things some pros care about. So maybe you should be asking yourself if you need a MBP at all if you are happy with such little storage.
Rating: 12 Votes
9 weeks ago
Cool. Don't lower the price on the sizes people actually care about! Who the F needs more than 1TB of SSD storage? Let alone, more than 256? Everything can be saved online.
Rating: 9 Votes
9 weeks ago

Cool. Don't lower the price on the sizes people actually care about! Who the F needs more than 1TB of SSD storage? Let alone, more than 256? Everything can be saved online.

I do, and I won't be updating my MBP until I can get at least 2TB at a reasonable price.
Rating: 8 Votes
9 weeks ago
Apple always pushes to keep prices as low as possible for its loyal customers, which is why their margins have barely increased in recent years.
Rating: 8 Votes
9 weeks ago

Cool. Don't lower the price on the sizes people actually care about! Who the F needs more than 1TB of SSD storage? Let alone, more than 256? Everything can be saved online.

Developer here. I use the space for many virtual machines (4 100GB+ MacOS VMs, 5 150GB+ Windows VMs, and about 15 Linux VMs, of various shapes and sizes, all for testing and development purposes), the development environments installed in my main MacOS install, and my Windows Bootcamp install, plus the 300GB+ of games I have installed that I play with my wife...Right now, I need an external drive for some of that because I can't fit it all in 1TB. I'm getting very close to pulling the trigger on a new MackBook Pro with 4TB of storage. Would make me much more efficient without having to swap around stuff between internal and external drives.

Just really waiting a bit to see if the 16" Macbook Pro rumor has any meat to it...
Rating: 8 Votes
9 weeks ago

I don't want my sample libraries to be loaded from the cloud :p

And I want all my data there with me, even when I do not have the access to the Internet for whatever the reason. :)
Rating: 8 Votes
9 weeks ago

Cool. Don't lower the price on the sizes people actually care about! Who the F needs more than 1TB of SSD storage? Let alone, more than 256? Everything can be saved online.

People who do work? Creative types with a lot of media?

Not everyone uses their MacBook Pro exclusively as a social networking and media consumption machine.
Rating: 6 Votes

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