Apple’s 13-inch entry-level MacBook Pro memory upgrade will now cost twice in almost every country after Apple quietly doubled the price. In the USA, the cost of upgrading from 8GB to 16GB will rise from the previous $ 100 to $ 200. similarly, price in China increases from 750 to 1500 yuan, 125 to 250 euros in the EU region, and 100 to 200 pounds in the UK.
The increase is rather unusual, considering that the 13-inch MacBook Pro was released about a month ago and most consumers, were probably expecting a price decrease. The manner in which Apple increased the price of the memory upgrade for this model is also not normal as they did it quietly unlike other times when they make it more public.
Already, this is an updated model in which, considering that earlier in May 2020, Apple had upgraded the 13-inch entry-level MacBook Pro with a Magic Keyboard which comes with a Touch ID, physical Escape key, and a Touch Bar. They also doubled its storage for enhanced performance. Surprisingly, the price increase only applies to Apple’s entry-level MacBook Pro memory upgrade, and the cost of other Mac product lines have not changed. However, there is a feeling that Apple may soon increase the prices for its other products.
Currently, the Apple 13-inch entry-level MacBook Pro is powered by the eighth-generation Intel Core processor. However, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro lineup also offers up to 10th-generation processors. These are quad-core Intel Core processors that can reach Turbo Boost speeds of up to 4.1GHz. Also, Apple is offering 16GB of faster 3733MHz as a standard memory on select configurations along with enhanced graphics performance.
Generally, the Apple products are more costly compared to equivalent models from other manufacturers. However, they at times offer better performance and service life while the operating systems and applications are more stable in some applications.