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As a developer in India hailing from the US, I'm really pissed at the prices of Apple Macbooks

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James Sanders
·Oct 2, 2019

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There's a huge difference in the prices of the same models of Apple Macbook in India and in the US. Check out the screenshot of Amazon.com and Amazon.in of Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina, Touch Bar, 2.6GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) - Space Grey.

Price in the US: $2,199.99
Price in India: ₹ 2,39,990.00 = $3383

I recently bought a MacBook in Delhi by paying almost $1300 extra. It didn't affect me too much because my employer reimbursed the amount. However, I am worried about developers who are just getting started. I am sure most of them won't be able to afford it. India is one of the biggest markets for electronics and if this continues, I am worried developers would switch to cheaper laptops like Surface laptops. What do you think?