Apple announces new Macbooks – what does it mean for pricing?

Apple announced some shiny new stuff overnight. What can we work out about pricing for the iPad from these?

They all work out about the same, so let’s look at the 13″ MacBook Pro.

– Australian Price: $1,499

– Subtract the GST: $1,362.73

– US Price: $1,199

– Implied exchange rate: 0.88

(Other exchange rates vary from 0.86 to 0.90).

That either suggests some strong marking up on a lot of models to hit the nice neat round ’99’ prices, or an exchange rate markup a bit higher lower than the last three months (which average at about 0.90).

And what would that mean for the iPad if it used the same exchange rate? $629 for the base model, $879 for the 64GB model, $1,039 for the 64GB + 3G model.