Apples upgrade pricing is horrendous as you move up at all, especially for products that provide zero upgradeability in the future making you choose more now (or face upgrading sooner rather than later).
$300 for 256GB storage or 8GB RAM? They could at least buy you dinner first!
I watched a video this week about Apples “ladder pricing” which makes you say to yourself… well, I already upgraded this much, what’s a little more before you end up spending waaay more than the “starting from” sign that got you in the door.
Don’t get me wrong, plenty of other laptops start with too little RAM and storage, but at least they come with a price to match.
In many respects, it seems we have all agreed that 16GB RAM and 512GB storage is about right for most people…
…although as more and more people opt for laptops and everyone (including grandmas) have gone digital for photos and video I do wonder where people store all this stuff. Clearly Apple want to sell you iCloud, Google want Google Drive and Microsoft want OneDrive, but getting a 1TB of photos (let alone video) is getting easier and easier. And call me crazy, but I don’t trust anyone to keep my photos in iCloud (or anything else) and not on my computer. I want a copy here, in my house that I can touch.
Apple could have expanded the TimeMachine to do this as a local backup of iCloud… but that’s sort of un-Apple-like to need a thing… or maybe it’s not when they could charge you for it?
I don’t know, I’m just extra grumpy today.