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New MacBook Pro with TouchBar 15" £2,349.00 @ Apple

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Just a fun post to gauge people's opinions on how much it now costs for a 15" laptop from Apple. Just watched the event and still speechless after seeing the prices to be honest. Can't see a lot of th… Read More
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Just a fun post to gauge people's opinions on how much it now costs for a 15" laptop from Apple. Just watched the event and still speechless after seeing the prices to be honest. Can't see a lot of these being sold...

Brexit has played a role in the enormous UK price hike but is only partially responsible as prices have risen world wide.

"The 13in MacBook Air, now the cheapest laptop in Apple’s range, starts at £949. A day earlier, it started at £849, the 12in MacBook, Apple’s smallest computer, starts at £1,249 for the very same model which sold for £1,049 24 hours ago. And the 13in and 15in MacBook Pros with Retina displays – the older model of MacBook Pro – are still on sale, starting at £1,249 and £1,899 respectively. On Thursday, those computers cost £999 and £1,599. The cheapest iMac is now £1,049 up from £899, while the Mac Pro – a computer that hasn’t been updated for more than 1,000 days – has seen its base price increase by £500, from £2,499 to £2,999."

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/oct/28/brexit-apple-mac-customers-prices-rise-us-dollar-pound-sterling

I love a MacBook as much as the next guy. The big trackpad, high build quality and MacOS are great but the huge price hike across the board for the hardware included is more than just a premium at this point and is hugely unjustified.
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p_ist_a
neoaisac
Apple: And we're adding a touch enabled touchbar on the keyboard.
Microsoft: Touch *bar*? Bitch, please.
/Starts drawing in his Surface Book touch *screen*.
Wait, this thing doesn't have a touchscreen?!

For over 2 grand I would want the screen to touch me!
15 Likes
Dealdealluvadeal
The price rise is mainly due to the pounds collapse after the "english" voting for brexit thank you all very much.


http://a4.mzstatic.com/eu/r30/Purple/v4/ce/1d/b1/ce1db1b6-f61d-a71b-1836-d366eb0ed32c/screen480x480.jpeg
14 Likes
Here's a quote I found very true by a user on Macrumors Apple forum...

"I laughed out loud when I read this. Just wonderful Apple. You added a stupid touch bar and jacked up the price so much that even Apple diehards are saying no. I've been watching you push out overpriced hardware for years and this is the first time I've seen the diehard Apple fans actually disappointed.

When a post about new Microsoft products has more positive feedback than the Apple product launch on a Mac-centric forum, you know you've messed up."


Macrumors Post
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ICTHUS
More expensive eye candy again from Apple. No innovation. No creativity. So just normal laptop hardware with an expensive badge and basic Operating system on it. But brain dead Apple fan boys will love it and buy it whatever the price. Apple could charge 10 grand and Apple fans will buy it. Just to sit in a coffee shop writing that screen play.

ICTHUS
ezzer72
ICTHUS
More expensive eye candy again from Apple. No innovation. No creativity. So just normal laptop hardware with an expensive badge and basic Operating system on it. But brain dead Apple fan boys will love it and buy it whatever the price. Apple could charge 10 grand and Apple fans will buy it. Just to sit in a coffee shop writing that screen play.
Yawn.
And you clearly haven't used OS X (macOS) if you consider it a bad OS.
As per my post above, pro-rata Microsoft laptops are as expensive, perhaps moreso.
Yes I have used Mac OS. Have to at work. It's terrible. I speak from bitter experience.
A £500-600 Windows laptop looked after will last as long as a Mac and has superior hardware.

Look what you made me do, you made me login to reply to your ignorance.

I'd like to point out, beforehand, I use both ecosystems on a regular basis before I'm critiqued.

"No innovation. No creativity."

I've yet to see a Windows-based laptop with the OLED bar Apple provides, so yes I'd say it's innovation and creativity. I'm also yet to use a half-decent Windows laptop with the amount of power management a Mac provides - I can confidently fully charge my MacBook and "forget" my charger whilst still doing a full day and have 30% or so charge left.

Moving on.

MacOS is far superior to Windows in every way possible, apart from specific areas where Windows does exceed such as their gaming sector and general community support. From the optimisation of the OS down to power management.

Windows 10, is about right for Microsoft and is an excellent OS to use but still, MacOS is far superior. I work in Web Development, and let me tell you MacOS is vastly superior in this field, unless you're dealing with specific Microsoft-based technologies. From the tools to having basic utilities built-in like SSH and the terminal in general.

And now we get down to the one thing that ALWAYS crops up with you Apple haters - hardware.

"Whine whine, my £500 Laptop has better specs" better specs for what exactly? CAD? 3D Modelling? Dealing with 4K Video? My MacBook Pro 13" runs vastly smoother to that of my Toshiba 15" laptop sat in the kitchen (which has some decent mobile spec). I can guarantee my MacBook is going to last many years to come vs the Windows laptops I've had in the past die on me due to either heat, faulty display, plastic cracking, keyboard dying - the list goes on.

Unless you work in an industry that requires heavy hardware or even gaming on the move, specs mean jack stool.

Let's break it down - for £1500 or there abouts you get:-

UK Based Walk-in Support.
SSD (As standard).
Aluminium unibody design.
Near, if not, quiet performance.
Far greater resolution than FHD.
One of, if not, the best trackpads and keyboards on the market.
Backlighting as standard.

I could go on. The point is, specs mean nothing unless you NEED them. It may seem I'm "brainwashed" as you put it but by god, they know how to make a laptop.

But you know, sat here, brainwashed, typing this comment on my beautiful MacBook Pro 13", cool on my lap with no noise to be heard.
9 Likes
sparc
Brexit inflation is reality. As an independent videographer the rise technology is hurting my business.
I was looking at the Surface Studio yesterday and $2999 is basically going to be £2999. It's insane.


It is more to do with the US Fed 75% likely to begin raising US interest rates once the US election is over. The US Dollar looks like it has bottomed in its 7 yearly cycle this year and is now heading higher against ALL global currencies. In global economic terms all countries are desperate to try and get inflation back into their markets to avoid deflation.

The UK, although you might not believe it now, is actually at an advantage in that the lower currency will benefit the economy in the longterm. I suspect, by the middle of next year, the economy will be booming and UK interest rates will be rising taking the Pound up with it.

Of course, it is easier to blame BREXIT but, in reality, the global economy is entering a period akin to the 1970s where we will get inflation, then rising interest rates. If you have bought a house for a ludicrouse sum in recent years you should be worrying more about that than about the price of over-priced Microsoft and Apple kit.

Edited By: tawse57 on Oct 27, 2016 23:09

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1 Like #1
Has it got a 2tb ssd? Just read the specs and as much as I love MacBook pros this is not worth the money so COLD.

Edited By: larry27 on Oct 27, 2016 22:27
#2
larry27
Has it got a 2tb ssd?


Nope, 256GB! For context, the same as the top tier iPhone!
1 Like #3
Cheap compared to a Windows machine it would seem...the World has gone crazy!

https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msuk/en_GB/pdp/Surface-Book/productID.332604800?icid=en_GB_cat_modA_SurfaceBk_010516

I'll end up buying one of these new MacBooks though, can't resist them :(
5 Likes #4
products are rubbish but apple have brainwashed their fans into thinking they are great. simply just built a good brand name
#5
adam78654328
products are rubbish but apple have brainwashed their fans into thinking they are great. simply just built a good brand name

This might be true of some of their stuff (iPhone springs to mind) but MacBooks are excellent to be fair.

Edited By: ezzer72 on Oct 27, 2016 22:32
5 Likes #6
Apple and Microsoft and Dell seem to be trying to drive up the price of laptops to ludicrous levels. I assume that their market is now mostly corporates, who get a bulk discount, and people with more money than sense.

The new Apples have last gen Intel chips - go figure.
1 Like #7
Get the surface studio, it looks awesome
2 Likes #8
Apple doing what Apple do... They've pushed the MB range even higher, but without actually significantly improving them...
best bit is 4 usb-c ports... A machine that can't connect to a new iPhone 7 out of the box...!!
3 Likes #9
bilbob
Apple doing what Apple do... They've pushed the MB range even higher, but without actually significantly improving them...
best bit is 4 usb-c ports... A machine that can't connect to a new iPhone 7 out of the box...!!

Maybe it's just me, but I think I've only connected a smartphone to a computer with a cable once in the last 5 years.
6 Likes #10
tawse57
Apple and Microsoft and Dell seem to be trying to drive up the price of laptops to ludicrous levels. I assume that their market is now mostly corporates, who get a bulk discount, and people with more money than sense.
The new Apples have last gen Intel chips - go figure.
The price rise is mainly due to the pounds collapse after the "english" voting for brexit thank you all very much.
2 Likes #11
bilbob
Apple doing what Apple do... They've pushed the MB range even higher, but without actually significantly improving them...
best bit is 4 usb-c ports... A machine that can't connect to a new iPhone 7 out of the box...!!
Why would you want to connect them - I can't remember the last time I needed to connect a phone to a laptop. All my data, photos etc. sits in the cloud whether its Google, MS or Apple and is synced/copied wirelessly.
3 Likes #12
If you do want to buy one of the new MacBooks you can use the 10% UNIDAYS discount - just register with a suitable academic email address - some schools work as well.
1 Like #13
if this doesn't get -1000 nothing will
#14
Happy with my Macbook Pro ... Cold for new Mac :-)
3 Likes #15
They increased the price of the iMac - the 27" 2TB model is up from £1849 to £2249 - a whopping £400 jump or 21%! If you want one jump in fast as John Lewis, Currys and Amazon still have the old prices.
15 Likes #16
Dealdealluvadeal
The price rise is mainly due to the pounds collapse after the "english" voting for brexit thank you all very much.


http://a4.mzstatic.com/eu/r30/Purple/v4/ce/1d/b1/ce1db1b6-f61d-a71b-1836-d366eb0ed32c/screen480x480.jpeg
2 Likes #17
Does this come with an Apple 'Pencil' or do you have to pay extra for it?
2 Likes #18
Brexit inflation is reality. As an independent videographer the rise technology is hurting my business.

I was looking at the Surface Studio yesterday and $2999 is basically going to be £2999. It's insane.
2 Likes #19
ezzer72
adam78654328
products are rubbish but apple have brainwashed their fans into thinking they are great. simply just built a good brand name
This might be true of some of their stuff (iPhone springs to mind) but MacBooks are excellent to be fair.



I beg to differ. I will never ever buy a mac again. Just had my macbook logic board break twice since I bought it new March last year...my dell which I had for 5 years never broke once...apple sucks
#20
^^^

I've never bought apple and knew what he now knows!
6 Likes #21
More expensive eye candy again from Apple. No innovation. No creativity. So just normal laptop hardware with an expensive badge and basic Operating system on it. But brain dead Apple fan boys will love it and buy it whatever the price. Apple could charge 10 grand and Apple fans will buy it. Just to sit in a coffee shop writing that screen play.
#22
tawse57
Apple and Microsoft and Dell seem to be trying to drive up the price of laptops to ludicrous levels. I assume that their market is now mostly corporates, who get a bulk discount, and people with more money than sense.
Mostly Students and Education who get big discounts. Be different students and "DON'T BUY A MAC."
The new Apples have last gen Intel chips - go figure.
9 Likes #23
sparc
Brexit inflation is reality. As an independent videographer the rise technology is hurting my business.
I was looking at the Surface Studio yesterday and $2999 is basically going to be £2999. It's insane.


It is more to do with the US Fed 75% likely to begin raising US interest rates once the US election is over. The US Dollar looks like it has bottomed in its 7 yearly cycle this year and is now heading higher against ALL global currencies. In global economic terms all countries are desperate to try and get inflation back into their markets to avoid deflation.

The UK, although you might not believe it now, is actually at an advantage in that the lower currency will benefit the economy in the longterm. I suspect, by the middle of next year, the economy will be booming and UK interest rates will be rising taking the Pound up with it.

Of course, it is easier to blame BREXIT but, in reality, the global economy is entering a period akin to the 1970s where we will get inflation, then rising interest rates. If you have bought a house for a ludicrouse sum in recent years you should be worrying more about that than about the price of over-priced Microsoft and Apple kit.

Edited By: tawse57 on Oct 27, 2016 23:09
1 Like #24
ezzer72
bilbob
Apple doing what Apple do... They've pushed the MB range even higher, but without actually significantly improving them...
best bit is 4 usb-c ports... A machine that can't connect to a new iPhone 7 out of the box...!!
Maybe it's just me, but I think I've only connected a smartphone to a computer with a cable once in the last 5 years.

brookheather
If you do want to buy one of the new MacBooks you can use the 10% UNIDAYS discount - just register with a suitable academic email address - some schools work as well.
If you own an iPhone, you can't tell me you've never been caught with a flat battery ( ;) ) so how are you going to charge it if you can't plug it into your computer when you out and about? I know that's what I do....?
2 Likes #25
Dealdealluvadeal
tawse57
Apple and Microsoft and Dell seem to be trying to drive up the price of laptops to ludicrous levels. I assume that their market is now mostly corporates, who get a bulk discount, and people with more money than sense.
The new Apples have last gen Intel chips - go figure.
The price rise is mainly due to the pounds collapse after the "english" voting for brexit thank you all very much.


Apparently the price has increased everywhere, the U.K. Is a larger increase due to brexit but only by around a third, or so I've read.
#26
bilbob
ezzer72
bilbob
Apple doing what Apple do... They've pushed the MB range even higher, but without actually significantly improving them...
best bit is 4 usb-c ports... A machine that can't connect to a new iPhone 7 out of the box...!!
Maybe it's just me, but I think I've only connected a smartphone to a computer with a cable once in the last 5 years.
brookheather
If you do want to buy one of the new MacBooks you can use the 10% UNIDAYS discount - just register with a suitable academic email address - some schools work as well.
If you own an iPhone, you can't tell me you've never been caught with a flat battery ( ;) ) so how are you going to charge it if you can't plug it into your computer when you out and about? I know that's what I do....?

I don't own an iPhone, but my Android phone does need charging of course. Between home, work and the car it's never a problem (I just charge most evenings as it happens). If you use your laptop as a power bank, then yes £2,300 is a bit steep!
#27
sleepingwonder


I beg to differ. I will never ever buy a mac again. Just had my macbook logic board break twice since I bought it new March last year

Well OBVIOUSLY this isn't the norm, sorry you got a bad one.
#28
ICTHUS
More expensive eye candy again from Apple. No innovation. No creativity. So just normal laptop hardware with an expensive badge and basic Operating system on it. But brain dead Apple fan boys will love it and buy it whatever the price. Apple could charge 10 grand and Apple fans will buy it. Just to sit in a coffee shop writing that screen play.

Yawn.

And you clearly haven't used OS X (macOS) if you consider it a bad OS.

As per my post above, pro-rata Microsoft laptops are as expensive, perhaps moreso.
6 Likes #29
Apple: And we're adding a touch enabled touchbar on the keyboard.

Microsoft: Touch *bar*? Bitch, please.

/Starts drawing in his Surface Book touch *screen*.
4 Likes #30
£4049 for the top spec. Mental.

http://i68.tinypic.com/1192uqb.png
14 Likes #31
Here's a quote I found very true by a user on Macrumors Apple forum...

"I laughed out loud when I read this. Just wonderful Apple. You added a stupid touch bar and jacked up the price so much that even Apple diehards are saying no. I've been watching you push out overpriced hardware for years and this is the first time I've seen the diehard Apple fans actually disappointed.

When a post about new Microsoft products has more positive feedback than the Apple product launch on a Mac-centric forum, you know you've messed up."


Macrumors Post
#32
lol i watched the live video and when they said the macbook pro will make macbook air users switch and i looked at the price and it was double haha
#33
I don't care about this fancy hardware it's the os that matters to me that is all. My home desktop is a Hackintosh. If I can find a reliable laptop to build Hackintosh I wil.
#34
richchampness1
lol i watched the live video and when they said the macbook pro will make macbook air users switch and i looked at the price and it was double haha


Yeah, switch to windows lol
1 Like #35
It is, what it is. Some people love apple products and can afford then easily, others dont. Personally I just see it as the usual apple "here are some features you dont need or have been out for ages but we are telling you they are new, please ignore the specs that matter".
2 Likes #36
catbeans
It is, what it is. Some people love apple products and can afford then easily, others dont. Personally I just see it as the usual apple "here are some features you dont need or have been out for ages but we are telling you they are new, please ignore the specs that matter".


Some people have money to throw. Some people don't have money to throw but throw it. Some people have money but don't want to throw it, these people are wise.
2 Likes #37
brookheather
bilbob
Apple doing what Apple do... They've pushed the MB range even higher, but without actually significantly improving them...
best bit is 4 usb-c ports... A machine that can't connect to a new iPhone 7 out of the box...!!
Why would you want to connect them - All my data, photos etc. sits in the cloud whether its Google, MS or Apple and is synced/copied wirelessly.
That's great, but try connecting to the cloud in rural areas or the middle of the north sea.
1 Like #38
teamdave
£4049 for the top spec. Mental.

http://i68.tinypic.com/1192uqb.png
Wouldn't be so bad if the people making it were getting that jump in pay..
1 Like #39
neoaisac
Apple: And we're adding a touch enabled touchbar on the keyboard.
Microsoft: Touch *bar*? Bitch, please.
/Starts drawing in his Surface Book touch *screen*.
Nailed it in one
#40
ezzer72
ICTHUS
More expensive eye candy again from Apple. No innovation. No creativity. So just normal laptop hardware with an expensive badge and basic Operating system on it. But brain dead Apple fan boys will love it and buy it whatever the price. Apple could charge 10 grand and Apple fans will buy it. Just to sit in a coffee shop writing that screen play.
Yawn.

And you clearly haven't used OS X (macOS) if you consider it a bad OS.

As per my post above, pro-rata Microsoft laptops are as expensive, perhaps moreso.

Yes I have used Mac OS. Have to at work. It's terrible. I speak from bitter experience.
A £500-600 Windows laptop looked after will last as long as a Mac and has superior hardware.



Edited By: ICTHUS on Oct 27, 2016 23:50

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