Apple Announce Changes to MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Make Storage Cheaper!

10th July 2019
Out with the old Apple products

What’s New?

There are price reductions on last year’s MacBook Air, which now features True Tone displays and an improved keyboard.

2019 13 inch MacBook
Updated 13-inch MacBook Pro

There is a new entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro Touch Bar with 3rd generation keyboard and 8th Gen CPU.

We noticed a price increase of around 2-3% across 15-inch MacBook Pros, as well as the higher-end 13-inch MacBook Pros, but this is offset by a massive reduction on the cost of Flash.

Flash of 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB is now almost half the price it was before across iMacs, iMac Pro, and Mac Mini too e.g. 2TB of SSD on a Mac Mini was £11.20 per week and is now £8.00 per week.

What’s Gone?

Apple MacBook 12" Front View in Silver
MacBook 12-inch

MacBook 12-inch has been discontinued and is no longer available on the Apple store.

MacBook Pro Non-Touch Bar is also no longer available on the Apple store.

MacBook Air 13-inch is another product no longer available on the Apple store.

Although no mention was made of it in the announcement, the old cylindrical Mac Pro has disappeared from the Apple store.

In Summary

News that the cost of high-end storage is now so much cheaper is very welcome, and there is now a more logical range of MacBooks from the Air to 13-inch and 15-inch, with a price order that will make it easier to decide which one is best for you. All models of MacBook now include the Touch Bar, making a clearer difference between the two lines. The new MacBook Air and Base 13-Inch MacBook Pro now have the same keyboard as the higher-end 2019 MacBook Pros.

The best thing for our customers to note is, whilst Apple has increased the price of the 15-inch MacBook Pro, we won’t be passing that increase on!

The updated products will be available on the HardSoft website today. If you need any help with the new products, give our sales team a call on 020 7111 1643 or email sales@hardsoft.co.uk