Apple 12-inch MacBook Price Jumps $100 in Canada to $1649


With the introduction of Apple’s new MacBook Pro models, the company also has quietly increased the price of the 12-inch MacBook by $100 in Canada.

Earlier this spring, the 12-inch MacBook retailed for $1549 CAD, but as of today it’s $1649 CAD for the entry Intel Core m3 configuration; the Intel Core m5 configuration also jumped $100 to $1999 CAD.

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Here are the updated prices as of Apple’s October Mac event:

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The price increase is for the exact same specs—no hardware refresh was included with the price hike.

The previous April 2016 prices were based on the exchange rate of one U.S. dollar worth $1.19 CAD, while the updated price is based on a rate of $1.27 CAD, as the Loonie continues to weaken.

Currently, one U.S. dollar is worth about $1.34 CAD, so Canadians are still ‘ahead’ here?

Back in April, Apple refreshed the 12-inch MacBook with new Intel processors, better battery life and a Rose Gold colour option.

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  • Lakh Jhajj

    This is ridiculous. Same specs but higher price rather upgraded specs and lower price. Apple is enjoying every bit and why not their share in pc is increasing while overall pc market is reducing. But generally speaking these prices are unethical

  • KS

    I see Apple going the way of Blackberry. They were as arrogant during their peak years as Apple is today. Not now, maybe 2, 5, or 7 years from now they’ll look back and wonder what went wrong.

    Microsoft’s Surface launches from last week shows that Apple is not one of its kind. Other companies can take their place too. Today, everything for Apple revolves around iPhone. The day some other device takes away their crown, they will not be able to recover.

  • Dany Quirion

    Yet the exchange rate used for the iphone is still around 1.42$

  • m Arch Tom’s on Bar N Ass

    sounds like Apple inc. doesn’t know a “blip” on how to run administration for multi-nationals these days. You can’t increase price of products based on currency exchange fluctuation unless you’re so stupid to place an import/export company in the country and then pay full import-export taxes. What is it with canada ? accountants with no LSE graduates supervision ?

  • Ian Geoffrey Minton

    Still $1549 at Best Buy currently. Picked one up today to try out for a couple weeks.

  • All I have to say and what else do you expect..

  • jay

    apple is the only company that can do that. and when people still buying hardware from apple they will do that in the future. i just stop buying apple products for now. when my phone or MacBook breaks i will look around what option i have and maybe it will be a surface but they are also expensive.

  • MleB1

    The exchange rate only goes so far for a rationale. On their website, they’ve pulled their least expensive notebook (Air 11″) – one assumes in order to push users to iPad Pro – while holding onto the 13″ Air, starting at $1199. There’s then a huge leap up to their ‘basic’ 13 MBP at $1549 and then its ‘up’ to the underwhelming MacBook.
    Given there’s already blowback from professional users on the new MBPs as being overpriced and underpowered and then this cranking of prices to their regular consumer market units, it looks like their actively trying to kill off their computer division.

  • jay

    A newer product!?