Apple’s price drop on their iMac Retina 5K base model has proven beneficial for some customers who have seen their orders for Apple’s top-end, non-Retina 27-inch iMac upgraded to the new Retina 5K model.
The new $1,999 Retina 5K iMac replaced the older, top-end 27-inch version that was sold for the same price without a Retina-quality display. One commenter on Reddit said that they were notified of the upgrade by Apple via email late Tuesday afternoon.
“You may not have heard, but we just announced the new iMac with Retina 5K display,” the message read. “Since your order has yet to ship, we automatically upgraded you to the new iMac with Retina 5K display.”
Those who receive the automatic upgrade will see a performance boost over the standard high-end configuration. The new 5K iMac ships with a 3.5-gigahertz quad-core Core i5 and a 1-terabyte Fusion Drive as standard. The older model was equipped with a 3.4-gigahertz chip and conventional 1-terabyte hard drive.
Apple upgraded its iMac lineup on Tuesday, introducing a new $1,999 model, and taking $200 off the price of the standard high-end Retina 5K configuration. The 15-inch MacBook Pro lineup also saw a refresh, gaining Force Touch trackpads, faster processors, and more.