In the supermarket today, a few tried-and-true varieties are in the bargain bin, going for 99¢ per pound.
These are the same industrial apples you probably could have found for sale in supermarkets 50 years ago: Red Delicious, Yellow Delicious, Granny Smith, Cortland, and McIntosh.
McIntosh and, perhaps, Cortland may be regional specialties, but they have long been on the menu here in the Northeast, almost any time of year.
Empire is going for $1.29 a pound one week, $0.99 the next.
Organic versions of these same varieties mostly occupy the $2–3.00 bracket.
At the top of the price heap are specialty apples. A version of Fuji being marketed as Kiku goes for for $3.49, and the famous Honeycrisp can still be had in May for a stratospheric $3.99 per lb.
If you have to have Honeycrisp then you have to have it, but at this time of year it is really just a shadow of its autumn self. Like almost every other variety for sale today.
Marketing those Fujis as another variety strikes me as misleading. This variant eats like Fuji (since it is). (These Kiku Fujis were enormous, but that's a characteristic of the harvest, not the apple. Some Fujis are similarly gigantic.)
Other supermarkets have other varieties and other pricing, but the hierarchy of price in mid Spring is generally similar everywhere.
I look forward to the immanent arrival of apples from New Zealand, Chile and other points south, where the harvest is just ending. These apples were picked recently and the qualitative difference will be palpable.