Juli Clover, reporting for MacRumors last Wednesday:
Apple today introduced a Mac Pro Wheels kit designed for the
Mac Pro, which adds wheels to the machine after purchase. The kit
is priced at $699.
When adding wheels to the Mac Pro when making an initial purchase,
Apple charges $400, but the standalone kit to be used after
purchase is $300 more because the pre-purchase price includes the
price of removing the $300 feet.
I don’t know if they’re over-engineered or overpriced, but until this week, I was under the impression that they cost $400 on their own, not $400 after subtracting $300 for the feet. I joked about it at my show at WWDC, when the price still hadn’t been announced, but no matter how great they are, $700 sure seems like a lot of money for four wheels to put on a computer. Even with the niche stature of the Mac Pro, this has to a be a good third-party opportunity.
★ Tuesday, 21 April 2020