Apple has just made a few price cuts and spec bumps in the mid life-cycle update today. The Retina display equipped 13” and 15” MacBook Pro notebooks got noticeable price cuts and upgraded processor choices while the MacBook Air with 256GB SSD just got a price cut.

It is now possible to purchase a Retina display equipped MacBook Pro for just £1,249. The 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 powered MacBook Pro with 13-inch Retina display is £200 less than its previous list price.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro is also benefitting from mid-cycle tweaks. The base model at £1,799 now features a 2.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 chip (up from 2.3GHz) while the top end machine at £2,299 comes with a 2.7GHz i7 (up from 2.6GHz) and 16GB of RAM as standard.

It seems that, rather than cut the prices of the 15-inch Retina MacBooks, Apple has been happy to provide these incremental speed boosts.

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