New MacBook Air and Mac Studio now available for Apple Store pickup
Starting from today, the new MacBook Air and Mac Studio are available for pickup at Apple Stores in the U.S. and select other countries. Customers can choose same-day or next-day pickup for their orders at specific locations. To order a product with Apple Store pickup, add the product to your bag on Apple.com or in the Apple Store app, proceed to checkout, select the “I’ll pick it up” option, enter your ZIP or postal code, choose an available Apple Store location, select a pickup date, and pick a 15-minute check-in window. Payment is completed online, and customers may be required to present a valid government-issued photo ID and the order number upon pickup.
Mac Pro available for in-store pickup with a two-week wait
For customers interested in the Mac Pro, the in-store pickup option is also available, but with a two-week wait time. This means that customers who choose to pick up their Mac Pro at the Apple Store will have to plan and schedule their pickup date accordingly. As with the MacBook Air and Mac Studio, customers can follow the same process to order their Mac Pro through Apple.com or the Apple Store app and select the in-store pickup option during checkout.
15-inch MacBook Air features
The 15.3-inch MacBook Air, unveiled at Apple’s developer conference in June 2023, is equipped with the powerful M2 chip, offering enhanced performance and efficiency.
Same overall design as 13-inch model
The 15-inch MacBook Air shares the same overall design as the 13.6-inch model introduced in June 2022. Both models feature a sleek, lightweight build and come with four color options that make them stylish and easily portable for users.
Larger size and two additional speakers
While maintaining the same design, the 15-inch MacBook Air offers a larger screen size for an improved visual experience. This model also comes with two additional speakers, offering an enhanced audio experience for users to enjoy their multimedia content.
Price starts at $1,299
The 15-inch MacBook Air with M2 chip, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD in Starlight color is priced starting at $1,299. Customers interested in purchasing this model can explore the best MacBook Pro and MacBook Air deals or visit the Apple Store to pick up their device today.
Updated Mac Studio specifications
The Mac Studio, embraced by creative professionals, now offers next-generation power with its M2 Max and M2 Ultra chips, providing enhanced performance and extensive connectivity options in a compact form.
M2 Max and M2 Ultra chips
The M2 Max chip features 67 billion transistors and up to 15.8 trillion operations per second, suitable for recording, mixing, and editing music and videos. The M2 Ultra chip, built from two M2 Max chips, boasts 134 billion transistors and up to 31.6 trillion operations per second, making it ideal for more demanding tasks such as complex simulations or rendering large 3D environments.
Faster Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity
Both Mac Studio models offer faster Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity options, ensuring a seamless and high-performance connection to peripheral devices and networks.
HDMI 2.1 port with 8K display support
The updated Mac Studio includes an HDMI 2.1 port, allowing for the support of up to 8K external displays. This added feature makes it ideal for users who require high-resolution visuals for their professional or creative work.
Updated headphone jack for high-impedance headphones
Mac Studio now features an updated headphone jack, designed to support high-impedance headphones. This upgrade presents a notable improvement for audio professionals and audiophiles who rely on premium headphones for the best listening experience.
Pricing: M2 Max model at $1,999 and M2 Ultra model at $3,999
The Mac Studio with M2 Max chip is priced at $1,999, while the more powerful M2 Ultra model is available for $3,999. These powerful computers are now available for Apple Store pickup, making it easy for customers to get their hands on the latest technology.
New Mac Pro details
The Mac Pro, designed for professional users, received a significant update in June 2023, transitioning from Intel processors to Apple’s M2 Ultra chip. This high-end machine delivers top-notch performance and is tailored for serious professional work.
Same design as 2019 model
The new Mac Pro maintains the same design as the 2019 model, ensuring a familiar look and feel for existing users while also delivering powerful new internal components to boost performance even further.
Powered by M2 Ultra chip
The powerful M2 Ultra chip replaces the previous Intel processors, leading to significant performance improvements and increased efficiency while working on demanding tasks. This powerful chip provides the Mac Pro with the performance capabilities required for even the most complex projects.
Starts at $6,999
With a starting price of $6,999, the Mac Pro is custom-made for professional users who require top-of-the-line performance to support their demanding workloads, making it the perfect choice for those who demand the best computing experience from their devices.
No graphics card support and user-upgradeable RAM
One notable change in the new Mac Pro is the lack of graphics card support and user-upgradable RAM options. This change streamlines the device’s internal components while relying on the advanced capabilities of the M2 Ultra chip to provide optimal performance for professional users.