In addition to launching refreshes to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, Apple has also cut the prices of SSD upgrades across much of its Mac lineup. Storage upgrades for the MacBook Air, iMac, and Mac mini have seen price reductions.
For example, the 4 TB SSD upgrade from 512 GB 15-inch MacBook Pro used to cost $2800 but now it costs $1,400. Apple has also changed the SSD options for Macbook Air, MacBook Air is now available in 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB configurations. The 1 TB SSD option came in the place of 1.5TB SSD option as a $400 upgrade.
Looking at the 15-inch 256GB MacBook Pro, for example, the cost of a 4TB upgrade has been cut from $3,000 to $1,600, the 2TB upgrade now costs $800 rather than $1,200, and the 1TB upgrade costs $400 rather than $600. On the iMac Pro, you can now get a 4 TB SSD for $1,200- down from $2400. For the Mac mini, You can now max out to 2 TB for $1000, down from $1400.
With these new SSD upgrade rate, Apple is trying to narrow the gap between other company. But still, these upgrades carry a premium price over DIY upgrade in other laptops.