Apple to begin trade-in for older Macs hinting new Macs at WWDC: Gurman

Even though this year’s Apple World Wide Developer Conference isn’t for another week, announcement rumours have already begun to circulate online. Apple’s most recent announcement contradicts expectations that there won’t be any significant hardware at the event, aside from the eagerly awaited AR/VR device.

According to Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, Apple will begin taking three new Mac models as trade-ins. The trade-ins will start on June 5 and continue through that date, which coincides with Apple’s WWDC event, which adds interest to the situation.

New Macs arriving at WWDC?

Apple will soon begin taking trade-ins for three recently introduced Mac models: the Mac Studio, the 13-inch MacBook Air with the M2 chip, and the 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro. Gurman announced this in a tweet.

“On June 5, the day of WWDC, Apple will begin taking trade-ins of the Mac Studio, 13-inch M2 MacBook Air, and 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro. Interpret that whatever you like. At WWDC, I’m anticipating new Macs,” tweeted Gurman.

Gurman thinks Apple is developing a number of new Mac products, including a 15-inch MacBook Air, a new 13-inch MacBook Air, a budget 13-inch MacBook Pro, a 24-inch iMac, a MacBook Pro with top-of-the-line Apple silicon, and the first Mac Pro with an Apple processor.

Two more new Mac Studio models are also being developed, but it is unclear when they will be available.

I’ve been informed that at least some of the new laptops will be unveiled at WWDC. But there’s a big catch: It’s unlikely that the models debuting in June will use significant new M3 chips. They will instead use software that is compatible with the present M2 CPUs, according to Gurman.

Developer logs that depict a new MacBook Air with a bigger display back up his allegations. According to the logs, the MacBook Air is powered by a device with a 10-core graphics processor, an eight-core CPU, and 8GB of RAM. The eight cores are divided between four high-performance cores and four efficiency cores.

At the same time, Gurman claims that Apple won’t unveil new MacBooks with M3 processors at its WWDC presentation and that the new models will instead be “in line with the current M2 processors”.

Apple anticipates growing its MacBook business. The corporation saw a steep drop in Mac shipments of about 40%, and the category brought in just $7.2 billion this quarter as opposed to $10.4 billion the quarter before.

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