Apple has quietly reduced the prices to upgrade the storage of older Mac models following the announcement of the refreshed MacBook Pro lineup.

The price cuts cover multiple Mac computers of the company, namely the Mac Pro, the iMac, the Mac mini, the MacBook Air and the 2015 MacBook Pro.

Before the unveiling of the new MacBook Pro models, a storage upgrade to 512 GB carried a price tag of $300 to $400 for entry-level computers. The upgrade is now priced only for $200 to $300, depending on which Mac computer would be receiving it. For example, the Mac Pro can be upgraded to an SSD storage of 512 GB for only $200.

A storage upgrade to 1 TB, meanwhile, used to cost between $800 and $900. The price for such an upgrade is now only $600 to $700. Using the Mac Pro again as an example, it will now only cost $600 to expand its storage to 1 TB.

The base model of the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display can now be upgraded to a 512 GB SSD storage option for $400, from the previous price tag of $500. The high-end version of the computer still costs $200 to upgrade to 512 GB, but now only costs $600 to upgrade to 1 TB from the previous $700. Following the same trend, the 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display saw its 512 GB upgrade drop in price from $500 to $400.

Mac mini upgrade prices, meanwhile, dropped to $200 and $600 for the 512 GB and 1 TB storage options, compared with the previous price tags of $300 and $800.

For the 13-inch MacBook Air, the 512 GB upgrade now costs only $200, a decrease of $100 from the previous price. Last year's MacBook Pro model also saw upgrade prices slashed to $200 for the 512 GB upgrade and $600 for the 1 TB upgrade, compared with the previous prices of $300 and $800.

The discovered price slashes could be Apple's way of apologizing for not unveiling refreshed models for other Mac computers, as the company only unveiled new MacBook Pro laptops when some were expecting similar updates to at least the MacBook Air.

For users looking forward to the new MacBook Pro and wondering if it would be possible to upgrade its SSD after purchase, a recent teardown revealed that the 13-inch model with no Touch Bar has a removable SSD. This means that it would be possible to upgrade the computer's storage after purchase.

This has not yet been confirmed for the MacBook Pro models with the Touch Bar though, as the addition of the Touch Bar could mean a different setup for their internal hardware.

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