Apple Drops Price on the MacBook Pro with Retina display

Episode 954 (05:26)

Apple announced a $200 price drop this week, which is a very rare thing to come out of the Cupertino company. It may also be a sign that a new MacBook Pro is on the horizon. So does this mean you should buy a computer now or wait until a new Macbook comes out?

There's a great article about when to buy your next Mac here, which talks about the "tick-tock" cycle of chip improvements. We're ready for a "tock," which is believed to be known as "Haswell," and it'll come out in June. Leo believes it'll be in the form of faster processor, faster graphics chips, and way better battery life. This would explain why Apple is dropping prices now, in order to clear out inventory and make room.