MacBook Pro with Touch Bar Orders Live in Canada, Start at $2299

Online sales have started for Apple’s new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID, and Canadian pricing is intense.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar starts at $2,299 CAD, with 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD drive. An upgrade to a 512GB SSD costs $2,549.

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As for the 15-inch MacBook Pro, it starts at $2,999 and the upgrade to a faster Core i7 at 3.6GHz and Radeon Pro 455 GPU costs $3,499 CAD. Note, the option to select 8GB RAM isn’t available.

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These new MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar and Touch ID look compelling, but Canadians will pay the price, with our exchange rate again putting pressure on the high prices. You can place your order now on Apple.ca.

What MacBook Pro model are you going to buy?

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  • faythebest

    Ordered 13″ MacBook Pro with touch bar basic model. Delivers 21 Nov – 25 Nov to Toronto. Unfortunately I won’t be here so I’ll ask someone to DHL me. Unless Apple ships next week but I doubt it.

  • Horacio

    Almost $6000 after tax for a MacBook with only 16GB RAM? Apple dropped the ball with this presentation. Really disappointed…

  • Ryan Ahrens

    No iMac, no Mac Pro, no Mac Mini? That the heck Apple?

    OUCH, what is with the giant price hike?! The base model 13″ MBP w/TouchBar is the same price as the 15″ MBP I bought in 2008, and the 15″ MBP is now $3,000, outrageous!! If my memory is correct it’s up $500 from the last model? Very sad. As a pro user I am seriously lost on what to do, my 2008 MBP has served me very well over the years, but it’s now starting to have hardware issues. Upgrading is becoming a more difficult decision each iteration of their products; can’t upgrade ram, can’t replace the hard drive, no more MagSafe, can’t replace the battery, and these new models are overpriced as hell. I don’t make $600,000 a year and Apple has priced themselves completely out of reach.

  • Bob Langevin

    I’d like to point out that the entry level 15in MBP is the same price as the previous one so it’s the way to go. I ordered that one with the 1tb upgrade and yes I took a huge hit on the upgrade at $700… But other than that they are not too bad imho

    Same model is a $400 hike in the USA and no difference here so I’m happy

  • Nick

    I just priced out the 15″ with the faster processor (thinking that could last longer), and the 2TB SSD (to replace my 17″ with two drives) and AppleCare… $5000… forget it

  • jay

    come one guys get a second job and buy one. apple sales are declining… and now? i use a mac pro and happy with it however i thought i can do a little upgrade but think will settle to a surface studio and try something innovated

  • Been using a 2012 MacBook Air. Just ordered the 13″ MBP w/ Touch Bar, 256GB with 16GB RAM. Booya! #moneytaken #kidnotgoingtocollege #riceandbeans

  • Widohmaker

    I was dying to upgrade my 2012 15″ rMBP. Sadly, I will continue to wait. Hopefully there will be some real innovation with Intel Kaby Lake. This feels like an interim update. The touch bar seems like a gimmick. Doing away with magsafe is a step in the wrong direction. Just underwhelming over all. This is the first time I’ve ever felt like that on a Mac redesign.

  • Salinger

    Gary, do you know when the new machines will be in Apple stores to go try out? I’m not comfortable buying blind until I try out this supposed “2nd generation improved” butterfly keyboard. I despise the one on the 12″ MacBook and I won’t pay this kind of money for something with that keyboard.

  • Dany Quirion

    it was said already that, they were gonna release the imac macpro and mac mini in may

  • Brad Fortin

    “The base model 13″ MBP w/TouchBar is the same price as the 15″ MBP I bought in 2008, and the 15″ MBP is now $3,000, outrageous!!”

    The CAD was in much better shape back then.

  • Brad Fortin

    “Only” 16 GB of RAM? What are you doing to max out 16 GB of RAM?

  • Ryan Ahrens

    Oh, where was this announced? That’s good news then, even if it is a very long wait.

  • xxxJDxxx

    Seems like an iterative update with a bit of de-contenting and a gimmicky touch bar thrown in for the show-if-off bling factor.
    Still wishing they would release a 15″ macbook under $2000. I would think the market for people who just want a bigger display but don’t necessarily need the beefed up internals that accompany it would be fairly large.

  • Mr Dog

    How and why did you get to $6000

  • Hillspinikin

    Just bought the 15 inch MacBook Pro. OUCH! CA$3955.00 delivery Nov 21-25

  • Bob Langevin

    Welcome to the club, got the entry level 15in with 1tb upgrade

  • Duhmojo

    FYI the entry 15″ IS basically the same model. Look at the ram speed and CPU choice. It’s a steal if you want a lower spec’d MBP that’s just kept aging at the same price.

  • Hillspinikin

    Congrats! Nice upgrade. I looked hard at all three upgrades but decided not to get any. I guess I should consider the 512gb hard drive an update I guess.
    I now have a 2009 MacBook Pro. So I expect to be blown away at the difference, other than the price difference I mean. Bought this one for $2000. So the price has virtually doubled. Although none of us should forget our dollar has taken a 25% dive since then.

  • winnertakesteve

    I’ve been maxing out 16gb ram since 2011. 3D rendering, compositing, motion graphics, and other video post work can eat through that easy.

  • Hillspinikin

    It’s close for sure. I wanted to go up from the 256gb I have now. That was one of my main wants. I knew that the upgrades would be relatively light. Their basic machine is really all most of us need. I wanted more space for music. I don’t like to overfill the hard drive. I also don’t like having a lot of music in the cloud. I like it close and handy. It’s fine for backup though.

  • johnnygoodface

    In 2008, US was almost at par with CAN$ (0.9) and today we’re at 0.75… That explains it

  • Si2k78

    I see the entry level at $2,999. Is hat correct?

  • Floydstyle

    Way too everpriced for me. Will keep my old early 2011 or wife will kill me

  • pc1234

    The price is to high, I have a 2012 15″ mac too but no way can I switch. My iPhone is 2 years old my iPad is 2 years old. Thank goodness apple updates their machines or I would be looking at switching. The prices are just going up and up….

  • Kirk

    Yeah… I’ll only dream of having one… I’d literally have to start selling body parts to buy this… so instead I went out and bought some ram for my 2011 MacBook Pro. I’m happy lol.

  • OliChabot

    So expensive… as a student this is reslly hard to shell out 2500$ for a laptop… Also, disappointed that they got rid of MagSafe and now we only have USB C connectors… How will you conenct your iPhone to it, or any usb key ?

  • Matt Martone

    I hate our dollar ????

  • Horacio

    Try Photoshop and Premiere or Photoshop and After Effects, and you’ll see RAM becomes a problem.

  • Horacio

    2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz
    16GB 2133MHz memory
    2TB PCIe-based SSD
    Radeon Pro 460 with 4GB memory
    ————————————-
    Bag Subtotal $5,299.00
    Free Shipping $0.00
    Tax (ON) $688.87
    Total $5,987.87

  • Brad Fortin

    Sounds like you need a workstation more than a laptop.

  • Mr Dog

    Ok, now go spec out a any other competitors machine with similar specs. That’s the price of getting the best.

    Do you really need the Processor bump to 2.9? Lol

  • Salinger

    That’s exactly what I found. I checked out the Dell XPS because it’s getting rave reviews. And to be sure, it looks like a great machine. I figure if I can save a few hundred, I’d go with it.

    With 16GB RAM and 1 TB SSD, it was $3,199; with my workplace Apple EPP store, I spent $3,073 on the MacBook Pro. If I’m spending that kind of money, I at least want the unparalleled support of Apple.

  • Chris Kim

    I had been waiting for this all year (thought they’d be released at WWDC). Ordered the 13″ MBP with Touchbar, 16gb ram (think you need this to future-proof), and 512gb SSD. Got my order in early, so getting delivered week of Nov 21-25.

    I thought the touchbar would be gimmicky from the rumors, but I thought the demos yesterday actually showed how useful it can be. IMO it’s a nice solution to get many of the benefits of a touchscreen, but keeping it on the keyboard level (so you don’t have to move your hands from keyboard to screen).

  • Good call on the 16GB RAM, I did the same. 8GB of RAM on my current 2012 MBA is barely cutting it.

    I’m surprised there’s no 32GB RAM option for the 15-inch model and only 16GB.

  • Chris Kim

    Agreed – I thought for sure they’d offer the option (at least on 15″ as you say).

    In terms of HD space – I already have a 5TB WD Black in an external enclosure (USB3), so I thought the upgrade price to 1TB was too steep (massive “Apple tax” on that upgrade), and 512gb seemed like the nice compromise. +$250, enough for on-the-go, and whenever I’m at home, will likely be docked into a USB-C port, where I can access the external HD.

  • Bob Langevin

    Yes it is, just like the previous generation 15″

  • Si2k78

    Thanks. Which configuration gives us the bang for our buck though….?

  • Si2k78

    Is that all in pricing?

  • Salinger

    No, both of those prices are pre-tax. 🙁 Ridiculous I know, but I bit the bullet and got the upgrades to RAM and SSD because that should really last me for quite a few years.

  • Bob Langevin

    Depends what you are looking for. I wasn’t dropping my 1TB hard drive so that made it within $400 of the 13in model. To me $400 was worth it as you get the bigger screen, i7 cpu and better graphics.

    Hard to say best bang for buck but the second tier 13in with 16gb upgrade is not bad at all but again you are $600 to the 15in. Because of the big price increase on the 13in, I’d recommend a 15in quite frankly, we are talking a few hundred box apart.

  • Bob Langevin

    I agree with upgrading to your taste to last the test of time. My macbook air is still very capable and I’m still kicking myself for only getting 128gb hard drive. Ain’t making this mistake this time…

    What people forget is that with this MBP it should last you 10 years if configured properly

  • Nick

    Buy an SSD for it if you haven’t already. That made a massive difference to mine – way more than when I upgraded ram. You can stick your original drive in the CD slot and put the CD drive in a USB enclosure.

  • codeblue009

    the bar makes sense and is a nice addition (just from looking at, still have to try it though). I REALLY agree with your second point about a 15″ macbook thats less beefed up…I was really hoping for a 15″ macbook air that with slightly better specs than the 13″macbook air and sell it for ~1699$!! would buy that real quick. I have been waiting for them to release a 15″ MBA, but looks like they will never do it. Quick point that the new 13″ macbook Pro (no touch bar) still costs 1900$!! but still why didnt they have 15″ MBP with no touch bar @ ~2600$.

  • Tim

    Never buy a mac at retail price. Anyone can get an educational discount. In this case it costs 2169.00 for the 13″ touch bar model, saving you $130. Do that and get a pst free friend in Alberta to ship it to you and you’ll save anywhere from $230 to $330 depending on your provincial pst rate.

  • Salinger

    Many workplaces (mine included) have an EPP store set up with Apple which gives essentially the same pricing as the educational discount.

    The Alberta work-around is a good idea if you’re up for it; not bothered to arse around with that myself.

  • Salinger

    Same here. I have the Air with 256GB drive. In terms of speed and function, it’s actually still perfect. I’ve not noticed any real slowdown. But I’m tired of the low-res screen and now everything I do means deleting something to make room. I figure the 16GB RAM and 1TB drive on this purchase will pretty much do me until the machine (or I) die! The way Macs last, I wouldn’t take bets on which that will be. LOL

    So, yeah, incredibly pricey, but when you amortize it out over how long I’ll likely have this thing, it’ll probably work out cheaper than a less expensive Windows machine. Most of those I’ve had I wanted to throw through the window after a year or two they get so bogged down and glitchy.

  • winnertakesteve

    shall i buy the 3 year old one apple is selling?

    nah. i’ll just keep my current machine and suffer the pain of selecting emojis from my main screen like the antiquated luddite i am.

  • disqus_Q9fcouOhaA

    Agreed. For the record though, Kaby Lake isn’t really much different from Skylake. The 15″ model actually has the latest Intel processor available for that size (asa quad core configuration), but the 13″ macbook pro could have gone with 7th gen (Kaby Lake) processors.

    In the grander scheme though, if you have a 15″ with an i7 processor, there’s really no benefit to upgrading anyway. These are poor designs for what should be a “pro” configuration and way, way too expensive for what we would be getting.

    Underwhelming is right.

  • Widohmaker

    You’re right Kaby Lake is not going to be a huge step up. Usually one should skip 1st gen Apple hardware anyway. Hoping they bring back magsafe at least.

  • Kirk

    Thanks for the advice. I actually did change the hard drive long time ago to SSD. When I got the RAM I maxed it out to 16GB and I’m noticing a huge different. I still had the base 4 GB in it lol. Now it’s flying.

  • Chris Kim

    Just to clarify, what do you mean the entry level one is same price as the previous one? The new 15″ 2016 MBP starts at $2999 for the entry model (2.6ghz I7 with 256gb SSD). The older 15″ MBP I believe started at $2449, which they’re still selling today at $2449 (ie. the same price).

    But to be clear, that $2449 is not the new 2016 MBP, it’s the old one (ie. Will still have Intel Haswell chips).

  • Bob Langevin

    I looked the day before the keynote and wrote them down as I wanted to compare and I say $2,999 on 15in entry level

  • Chris Kim

    Hmm, I recall the entry level (with Intel integrated graphics) was more in the $2400 range? Maybe the $2,999 was for the discrete graphics cards version (which is now only version available for the new 15″)?