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Apple’s new MacBook Pro – cheaper in Australia than the USA?

We’ve hit an unusual point with pricing on Apple’s latest equipment that was announced at WWDC on 5th June (6th June Australian time).

Looking at the price on the top-spec MacBook Pro 15″ as an example, it is significantly cheaper to purchase this laptop in Australia than in the USA.

In the USA, the laptop is $2,799 USD without tax. Including NYC’s 8.875% tax this bumps it up to $3,047 USD.

In Australian spondoolas the same laptop us $4,099 AUD including GST.
Taking off the GST gives us approximately $3,725 AUD.
Converted to USD (via Westpac’s FX rates this morning) gives us $2,655 USD.

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