Want a 2020 MacBook Air? Sell your old Mac for upgrade cash today

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Your old MacBook Air might be worth a pretty penny.
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Apple’s newest MacBook Air is its finest ultraportable yet — thanks in large part to a brilliant new Magic Keyboard. And bagging an upgrade for yourself might not be as expensive as it seems at first glance.

Sell your old machine to Cult of Mac today and you’ll get a nice stack of cash to put toward a new model. We typically pay more than anyone else, and we’re fast!

Apple hikes prices on build-to-order Macs outside US

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Expect to pay around 10% more for each component.
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Apple in recent days has ramped up its prices on build-to-order Mac configurations in many countries outside the United States.

Pricing for standard machine configurations remains the same. But if you want to upgrade your Mac’s processor or increase its RAM or storage, you can expect to pay around 10% more for each component.

A game-changing Mac Pro just got a lot more affordable [Deals]

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The 2013 Mac Pro is a classic workstation with a powerful processor and a compact form.
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At the end of 2013, Apple released a completely reimagined Mac Pro. No longer the sleek silver tower we all knew so well, it had become a droid-like black cylinder. It was compact, powerful — and expensive. Like, $4,000 expensive.

If you always wanted to get your hands on a radically redesigned 2013 Mac Pro, but didn’t want to spend all that cash, now’s your chance. Thanks to this deal, you can snap one up for a fraction of its original price.

Apple will sell ‘customer-installable’ wheel kit for latest Mac Pro

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Only Apple can install the Mac Pro's wheels today.
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Apple plans to sell a do-it-yourself wheel kit for its latest Mac Pro.

Only Apple or an Authorized Service Provider can add the wheels right now, which means you must take the machine in for service if you opted for feet when you first purchased it. A “customer-installable” kit is coming, though.

This is how easy it is to add RAM to the 2019 Mac Pro

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I want a Mac Pro, just so I can ram in some RAM.
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The whole point of the new Mac Pro is to make it easy to add more stuff inside it. Well, that, and to keep everything cool without sounding like a washing machine on spin cycle. The modular, standard nature of the Mac Pro’s design also means that you don’t have to pay Apple’s prices for RAM and storage upgrades. You can just buy them from somewhere like OWC or Crucial, and pop them in yourself. And I mean “pop.” It’s hard to imagine how adding RAM to the new Mac Pro could be any easier.

In fact, the hardest part might be unplugging all the cables on the back, so you can lift off the lid.

Mac shipments fall in 2019 despite impressive growth for PCs

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Bag yours before they disappear.
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A big MacBook Pro refresh and a long-awaited Mac Pro overhaul couldn’t prevent Apple computer shipments from suffering another decline in 2019, according to new data.

Both IDC and Gartner say Mac shipments fell during the final quarter of 2019, and for 2019 as a whole. That’s despite decent growth for PCs, which enjoyed the highest single-quarter shipment volume in four years during Q4.