Apple adds Retina MacBook Pro upgrades, iWork, FireWire adapter to Store

Ashleigh Allsopp
3 August, 2012
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A trio of new additions have been spotted on Apple’s Online Store, giving customers new Retina MacBook configuration options, the ability to have iWork apps pre-installed on new Macs, and making the Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter available to buy at last.

Apple has expanded the configuration options for the new MacBook Pro with Retina display, to offer customers purchasing the base £1,799 model additional upgrade choices.

When it first launched at WWDC in June, customers opting for the base model could only choose a 2.3GHx Core i7 processor and 256GB of flash storage, and could only choose to upgrade the RAM from 8GB to 16GB.

Now, Apple is offering base model customers the option to upgrade to a 2.6GHz processor for an extra $100, or a 2.7Ghz processor for an additional $360.

Customers can also pay $600 for an upgrade from 256GB of flash storage to 512GB, or $1,200 to get 786GB of flash storage in their laptop.

Apple has also added the option to pre-install iWork apps on a new Mac to its Apple Store Mac configuration process. Customers purchasing a Mac from Apple’s Online Store can now choose to have Keynote, Pages, and Numbers installed on their computer before it is delivered. Each application costs an additional $20.99.

To top off the trio, the long awaited Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter is finally available for $35. The adapter allows users to connect their Thunderbolt-equipped Mac to a FireWire device.

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