It may have been a low-stakes Apple event for the day before Halloween, but while none of these new Macs are radically different, a new generation of M-series chips is not to disdain. The $1,299 iMac shows that Apple hasn’t completely forgotten about its all-in-one desktop (even if it continues to dash our hopes of getting another 27-inch model). The new $1,599 MacBook Pro 14 with M3, meanwhile, makes the laptop with the right ports more accessible (although with less RAM). Then there’s the $1,999 MacBook Pro 14 and the $2,499 MacBook Pro 16, both of which receive an annual but very welcome spec bump.
All of these computers are due out in November, with most arriving on the 7th. We’ll have to see how much these little improvements are worth when we review the new Macs, but for now, here’s where you can pre-order them if you want to get started on the ground floor.
THE 24-inch iMac is back with a modest refresh, offering the lowest barrier to entry for Apple’s new M3 processor. The all-in-one desktop comes in seven colors and starts at $1,299 with an eight-core GPU, eight-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. (It can also be equipped with a 10-core GPU starting at $1,499.) Port-wise, it’s like 2021’s M1 version, meaning the base model has two ports Thunderbolt/USB-4 while the $1,499 model gets an extra pair. of USB-3 ports. Both configurations now also support Wi-Fi 6E.
Ding Dong! The Touch Bar is dead. And we have the new base model MacBook Pro M3 14-inch to thank. This new entry point into the MacBook Pro line takes the chassis from the previous two models and lowers the price by reducing RAM and incorporating the M3 base chip. (Previous models only had Pro and Max series chips.) It’s here to replace the MacBook Pro 13 displaced by the M2 chip and its dated Touch Bar.
The new 14-inch MacBook Pro with M3 starts at $1,599, which is $400 less than the M3 Pro-equipped MacBook Pro with which it shares its design. It’s available for pre-order now from Apple, Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H Photo, with an expected arrival date of November 7.
Apple is once again shaking up the chips in the 14 inches And 16-inch MacBook Pro, both of which now start with the M3 Pro chips and are configurable with the higher-end M3 Max. Aside from a new fingerprint-resistant Space Black color, the premium laptops are very similar in design and port layout to the M1 Pro models that first shook up the MacBook Pro landscape in 2021.
Like previous generations, the 14-inch MacBook Pro starts at $1,999 (pre-order at Apple, Amazon, Best Buy or B&H Photo) with an M3 Pro chip, while the 16-inch MacBook Pro with the M3 Pro starts at $2,499 (pre-order at Apple, Best Buy, Amazon or B&H Photo). Both models are also expected to land on November 7, with the M3 Max configurations arriving at an undisclosed date later in November.
Updated October 31 at 9:07 a.m. ET: Added additional pre-order links from more retailers.