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In a Strange Move, Apple India Increased the Prices of All Older Mac Models

Mac price hike in India

Caution: This news is not for the faint-hearted.

Remember the times when the launch of the 7th iteration of an Apple product meant that you could finally afford the 3rd? Well, not anymore!

Apple just got done unveiling its shiny new toys – the new MacBook Air and Mac Mini. And as we all know, new models usually translate into price cuts for older models, right? Not this time! Apple India has decided to take the opposite route. (A genius move!)

Instead of lowering the rates of older Mac models, Apple has hiked the costs of the entire Mac line-up by up to a whopping Rs. 61,800. While it’s unclear what prompted this massive bump in the price in India, but my guess? You can thank the skyrocketing dollar to rupee cost for the price shoot up. But then again, Apple’s sales in India are already taking a tumble and this move isn’t going to do them any favours.

With the MacBook Air priced at an eye-wateringly high cost of Rs 1,14,900, the new Mac lineup is already very pricey and increasing the price of other models will only lead to tears of disappointment and despair. But if you still got your heart stuck on a Mac, take a look at the revised prices of all the base models! Fair warning – You might wanna sit down before you do!

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New Prices Increase 

Old 13-inch MacBook Air  128GB

Rs. 84,900 Rs. 7,700

12-inch MacBook 256GB

Rs. 1,19,900

Rs. 15,100

13-inch MacBook Pro: 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 128GB

Rs. 1,19,900

Rs. 15,000
13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar: 2.3GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5, 256GB Rs. 1,69,900

Rs. 20,000

15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar: 2.2GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i7, 256GB

Rs. 2,24,900 Rs. 25,000

21.5-inch iMac: 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5

Rs. 99,900

Rs. 9,700

 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display: 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 Rs. 1,69,900  Rs. 22,500

Remember, these are just the base models of each variant of the mighty Mac. If you go for the top-of-the-line Mac Pros, the increase is as steep as Rs. 61,800. In other words, the INCREASE is more than the cost at which you could buy the old MacBook Air just a few days back!

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