Massive Upgrade Apple Inc. May Bring to the 2018 MacBook Pro Line

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The price cuts affect the build-to-order upgrade options for last year's MacBook Pro, the MacBook Air, Mac Pro, iMac, and Mac mini.

Prior to the event, 512GB storage upgrade options were priced at $300-$400 for most entry-level machines, while a 1TB upgrade was priced at $800 to $900.

For 2015 MacBook Pro models, the 15-inch MacBook Pro storage upgrade options are also priced at $200 for 512GB and $600 for 1TB, down from $300 and $800. The mid-range iMac can be upgraded to 512GB for $300, while the 1TB upgrade can now be had for $700, down from $400 and $900 respectively.

The entry-level 27-inch iMac can also be upgraded to 512GB of flash storage for $400 instead of the original $500 price. The more expensive 13-inch MacBook Air has a default 256GB SSD, which may be upgraded to 512GB for $200.

The teardown and fix gurus at iFixit got their hands on one of the new £1,450 MacBook Pros today-the model with function keys instead of a Touch Bar-and they wasted no time in tearing it down and figuring out what makes it tick.

The impact on you at home: iFixit also took a look at the headphone jack in the new MacBook Pro. Again, the Mac Pro 1TB upgrade option can be performed for $600. Since the 13-inch MacBook Pro is somewhat new, its upgrade options are higher than the 15-inch model. The victim of this tech butchery: The Touch Bar-less 13-inch MacBook Pro.

It's a far cry from a full-out touchscreen MacBook Pro, and arguably a gimmicky addition to an otherwise unimpressive update, but it's an evolutionary step in Apple's notebook lineup nonetheless. Another rumor is that Apple will be getting rid of its MacBook Air models and will replace this with the MacBook and MacBook Pro.

Adobe says the new version of Photoshop, with Touch Bar support, should be available by the end of the year.

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