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.