Is this Apple’s most ludicrous move yet?

While Apple isn't exactly known for the cheapness of its products, 2019's Mac Pro took its pricing to eye-watering heights. From its mind-bogglingly expensive accessories (more on those later) to the $53,000 price tag for the maxed-out model, this powerhouse machine is by no means an impulse buy for creatives. But now, you can save a whopping $9,000 on a refurbished model via Apple's Certified Refurbished store.

Now, a $9,000 saving is of course huge – until you realise you'll still have to fork out $44,000. Spec-wise, the Mac Pro might be a shoo-in for the top spot of our best computers for graphic design (and best computers for video editing, for that matter) but at that price, it clearly isn't aimed at your average graphic designer or video editor. Still, $40k for a refurbished model feels pretty ludicrous. 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.