Apple will reportedly start accepting trade-ins of three new Mac models on June 5, coinciding with the day of Apple’s WWDC 2023 keynote event. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the Mac Studio, 13-inch M2 MacBook Air, and 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro will become eligible for trade-in with Apple from that date.
Apple to accept trade-ins of Mac Studio, M2 MacBook Air, and M2 MacBook Pro on June 5
While Gurman anticipates the introduction of new Mac hardware during Apple’s keynote on June 5, including a 15-inch MacBook Air model, he remains uncertain about the launch of updated Mac Studio models. Apple introduced the Mac Studio in May 2022, featuring M1 Max and M1 Ultra chip configurations. However, no refresh has been announced for the Mac Studio despite the release of various Macs equipped with the M2, M2 Pro, and M2 Max chips.
Gurman believes two new Mac Studio models are in development, but their launch date is still unknown. He has doubts about the possibility of an update being announced at WWDC, suggesting that Apple might wait for the M3 generation to avoid cannibalizing the Apple silicon Mac Pro. Nevertheless, the introduction of updated Mac Studio models with M2 Max and M2 Ultra chip options at WWDC is not entirely ruled out.
There are also rumors of 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models with the M3 chip being in development. However, the first M3 Macs are not expected to be available until later in the year. Hence, Gurman’s latest information regarding new Mac trade-ins does not necessarily indicate immediate successors for all the mentioned devices.
Apple’s decision to accept trade-ins of these three new Mac models is likely aimed at providing customers with an opportunity to upgrade their devices and keep up with the latest technology offerings. It remains to be seen what other surprises Apple has in store for its WWDC 2023 keynote event, which will undoubtedly attract the attention of tech enthusiasts and audience worldwide.