When Apple released the new slimmer iMac you only had two storage options, the 1TB standard HDD, or a 1TB Fusion drive. However, some customers were complaining to Apple that this limited their options, which is why they have now resolved the issue.
There are now 2 new iMac SSD options giving you a choice of a 256GB or 512GB SSD, along with the other two options above. If you are in no need to have a huge amount of storage space, then this is a quick way to increase the speed of your iMac.
These new options are for the 21-inch iMac, as the 27-inch model has far more storage options, although it will get those two and an extra option, but it’s the price increase of these new solid-state drives that has shocked us a little.
Apple’s new iMac for May, 2013 price for these SSD options is $300 extra for the 256GB model, $600 for the 512GB and $900 extra over the standard 1TB hard drive. That’s a huge amount of money to pay for such an upgrade. I own an iMac, and it does what it needs to do, but I am under no illusion that this price hike for these new storage options is way over the top.
It’s hard to get angry when you see these ludicrous prices because it’s so comical, as Apple has the audacity to charge their customers this – yes I am one of them, but never opt for their upgrade options. What makes me laugh even more is the fact that you can pick up a 256GB SSD for around $135, which means Apple gets to pocket the rest, as well as keep the standard hard rive that would have come with your iMac.