Alongside the changes made to its MacBook lineup today, Apple has cut the prices of SSD upgrades across much of its Mac lineup. 9to5Mac reports that in the case of the 512GB MacBook Pro, the 4TB storage upgrade has been cut in half from $2,800 to $1,400. Storage upgrades for the MacBook Air, iMac, and Mac mini have also seen price reductions.
Apple made similar cuts earlier this year, according to MacRumors. However, at the time, the biggest reduction was $200 off the 2TB upgrade for the Mac mini. These current price reductions are much more substantial. Looking at the 15-inch 256GB MacBook Pro, for example, the cost of a 4TB upgrade has been cut from $3,000 to $1,600, the 2TB upgrade now costs $800 rather than $1,200, and the 1TB upgrade costs $400 rather than $600.
To be clear, the prices Apple charges for its higher storage options still carry a price premium compared to the DIY upgrades many other laptops allow, but at least these price reductions are closing the gap, if only a little.