Apple Doubles The Price Of RAM Upgrade On Entry-Level 13-Inch MacBook Pro
According to MacRumors, Apple has doubled the price to upgrade the RAM on the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro. The upgrade now costs $200 to move from 8GB to 16GB of RAM; previously, you could upgrade the RAM for $100.
The price increase is actually a price correction, Apple tells The Verge. The price to upgrade RAM from 8GB to 16GB is $200 on other Macs, including the iMac and MacBook Air, and this change is meant to keep the fee consistent. Apple says it will honor the earlier pricing for those who purchased the cheaper RAM upgrade before the price change went into effect.
Apple does not appear to have altered pricing for RAM upgrades on its other Mac lineups, although different machines use different types of RAM, so a shortage or cost increase for one specific type would not necessarily affect all of Apple’s Macs. Even the high-end 13-inch MacBook Pro is unaffected, as it uses a faster type of RAM paired with its newer 10th-generation Intel processors and upgrading from 16GB to 32GB remains priced at $400.