Apple has dropped the price of non-Retina 13-inch Macbook Pro models for educational shoppers. Could they be trying to get rid of stock before WWDC? It seems likely.
Apple has been quietly making a few moves today on their store, first by releasing a camera-less Retina iPad touch, and now dropping the price of the low-end 13-inch Macbook Pro for those shoppers who use the educational discounts.
The new price of the device in the educational store will now be $999. To clarify, this is the Macbook Pro that does not have a Retina Display. This is the one with a 2.5 GHz dual-core i5 processor from Intel, as well as a 500GB HDD and 4GB of RAM.
The higher end version of this same Macbook has also dropped in price to $1299. This one comes with a 2.9 GHz core i7 processor, 750GB HDD, and 8GB of RAM. See the image above for a nice little summary of both laptops. This marks a $100 price drop for both, which should please students looking to buy a new Macbook Pro for school, or at least looking to use their education discount before school is over.
With WWDC under two weeks away, this could be Apple trying to get rid of some stock in order to make room for more Retina Display models that could be announced at the event. Luckily, we won’t have to wait too long to know for sure.