Apple cuts MacBook prices
Price cut ... Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina display. Photo: AP
Apple has cut the price of the base version of its 13-inch MacBook Pro laptop with Retina display as it revamps its top-end laptops, weeks after the company reported a steep decline in Mac sales in the holiday quarter.
The base version of the MacBook Pro with Retina display will now be priced at $1649. A new model with a 2.6 gigahertz processor and 256 gigabytes of flash memory will sell for $1849.
Apple also lowered the price of its 13-inch MacBook Air laptop with 256 GB of flash memory to $1549.
The company upgraded its 15-inch MacBook Pro with a faster 2.4 GHz quad-core processor and the top-end 15-inch notebook with a new 2.7 GHz quad-core processor and 16GB of memory.
Investors have worried that Apple's iPad is cannibalising its Mac range, but chief executive Tim Cook has brushed aside these concerns.
The company sold 4.1 million Macs in the December quarter, down 21 per cent from a year earlier.
Apple also missed Wall Street's revenue forecast for the third straight quarter in January after iPhone sales came in below expectations, fanning fears that its dominance of consumer electronics is slipping.