Apple to begin trade-in of three new Macs starting at WWDC, news in artitivo? In a few days, Apple will expand the list of Macs that can be traded in for the purchase of a new model.
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple will begin accepting trade-ins for three new Mac models on June 5, the day of the WWDC 2023 keynote.
In a tweet, Gurman said the Mac Studio, 13-inch MacBook Air M2, and 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 will be eligible for trade-in with Apple starting Monday, June 5. Gurman expects at least one new Mac to be unveiled during the June 5 keynote, including a brand new 15-inch MacBook Air model. Today’s news bodes well for the arrival of other models as well.
Apple introduced the Mac Studio in May 2022, offering configurations with the M1 Max and M1 Ultra chips. Despite launching a lineup of Macs featuring the M2, M2 Pro, and M2 Max chips, Apple has yet to update the Mac Studio. Gurman believes two new models of this device are in the works, but did not provide any indication of a possible launch date.
Earlier, Gurma himself questioned the possibility of the new Mac Studio being announced at WWDC, suggesting it’s more likely that Apple will wait until the M3 generation to update the device e to avoid cannibalizing the Apple Silicon Mac Pro. Despite this rumor, updated Mac Studio models with M2 Max and M2 Ultra chip options may still be shown at WWDC 2023.
MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pros with the M3 chip are in development, but the first M3 Macs aren’t expected to launch until later this year. Therefore, Gurman’s latest information on new Mac trade-ins doesn’t necessarily indicate that direct successors to all of these devices will be unveiled in June.