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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


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 and 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?