Yes Apple products are WAY overpriced.
But if you ever do need shop work, they are fantastic. My laptop looks like NEW.
That’s a 3 year old workhorse MacBook Pro which had reached 1000 battery charge cycles. That’s the lifetime expectation.
The battery died died quickly.
Taking it to an Apple store in Wales the Genius recommended I pay for a new battery. And he would throw in a new display for free as the anti-reflective coating was peeling off … as it always does. The free display covered the labour for the battery replacement.
In fact I ended up with a new bottom (with battery) and a new top (with display). All new aside from the chips.
Cost 199€. (US$260)