Apple told The Verge that it was a “price correction” to bring it in line with the same upgrade for the MacBook Air and iMac, so it may well have been an error that slipped through the cracks.
But it is unusual for Apple to double an add-on cost so soon after a product’s launch. If you thought you were saving some money by going with the 8th-gen 13in MacBook Pro, you will have to splash out more if you want 16GB RAM.
On the 10th-gen model, it costs £400/$400 to upgrade from the standard 16GB to 32GB. Apple may make capable machines, but it sure knows how to help you rack up a substantial bill if you configure at point of sale.
For more on the latest laptop, take a look at our full MacBook Pro 13in (2020) review.