Apple has introduced its latest M3 processor, unveiling a lineup of new Macs set to hit the market on November 7, 2023.
The tech giant’s new offerings include a refreshed 24-inch iMac, an upgraded 14-inch MacBook Pro, and a 16-inch MacBook Pro, all powered by the hyper-fast M3 chip. This event marks Apple’s foray into a new era of prime-time product launches, with the spotlight firmly on its advanced M-series chips.
The new Macs can already be pre-ordered today, with delivery expected from November 7.
The iPhone 15 missed deliveries
A month ago, the highly anticipated iPhone 15 Pro Max by Apple faced significant delivery delays due to overwhelming demand.
Pre-orders for the iPhone 15 series began globally on September 15, with the Pro Max variant, priced from $1,199, experiencing extended delivery timelines in the United States. Originally set for September 22, the delivery date for the blue and black models was postponed to as late as October 16, while the natural and white versions are delayed until November 13.
These delays, affecting all storage capacities, indicated strong interest in the new phones, although supply chain disruptions and logistical challenges also contributed.
Apple’s turning tide
Apple announced a new line of MacBook Pros and iMacs today.
The 24-inch iMac, starting at $1,299, boasts an eight-core GPU, an eight-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. These will pack a powerful punch with the M3 processor. Preorders for the 24-inch iMac start today, and it is scheduled to ship on November 7th.
Apple’s MacBook Pro lineup has also been boosted with the M3 chip. The base model of the 14-inch MacBook Pro, priced at $1,599, features an eight-core CPU, 10-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. Preorders for the 14-inch MacBook Pro start today, with deliveries starting on November 7.
Additionally, the high-end MacBook Pro models, both the 14-inch and 16-inch variants, are now equipped with M3 Pro chips. Starting at $1,999 for the 14-inch model and $2,499 for the 16-inch model, these laptops feature a fingerprint-resistant space black color. Preorders for these models have also kicked off, with availability slated for November 7.
M3 Mac availability
While the Macbooks and iMacs won’t face the same demand as the company’s smartphone range, it’s essential to consider Apple has a robust supply chain.
All the new models can be pre-ordered on the Apple e-commerce store from today, and currently, delivery dates across the US are set for November 7, for the M3 Pro variants. If you opt for the M3 Max variant, delivery is slated for November 14.
This launch event might not have brought groundbreaking changes to the Mac lineup, but introducing the M3 chip signifies a significant leap forward. As users eagerly await the arrival of these new Macs, the tech world is abuzz with anticipation.
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