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


While we are just a week away from experiencing Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference this year, the rumors of announcements have started making their way to the internet. While no major hardware except the highly anticipated AR/VR device is expected at the event, Apple’s recent announcement says otherwise.

As per Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, Apple will start accepting trade ins of three new Mac models. What makes this interesting is the fact that the trade-ins will begin from June 5 onwards, the same date when Apple is hosting the WWDC event.

New Macs arriving at WWDC?

Gurman shared in a tweet that Apple will soon start accepting trade-ins for three recently released Mac models – Mac Studio, 13-inch MacBook Air powered by the M2 chip, and 13-inch ‌M2‌ MacBook Pro. 

“Apple will start accepting trade-ins of the Mac Studio, 13-inch M2 MacBook Air, and 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro on June 5th, the same day as WWDC. Read into that as you will. I’m expecting new Macs at WWDC,” tweeted Gurman.

Gurman believes that Apple is working on several new Mac devices including 15-inch MacBook Air,  new 13-inch MacBook Air, an entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, a 24-inch iMac, MacBook Pro with high-end Apple silicon, and the first Mac Pro with Apple chip.

The aforementioned models will be released this year or earlier next year, as per Gurman. 

Additionally, two new Mac Studio models are also in the works but it is not clear when they will be released.

“At least some of the new laptops will be announced at WWDC, I’ve been told. But there’s a big caveat: The models coming in June probably won’t boast major new M3 chips. Instead, they’ll run something in line with the current M2 processors,” writes Gurman.

He supports his claims with developer logs which show a new MacBook Air with a larger display. The logs show that the MacBook Air is powered by a chip that has an eight-core CPU — split between four high-performance cores and four efficiency cores — and a 10-core graphics processor and an 8GB of RAM.

At the same time, Gurman says Apple will not release MacBooks with new M3 chips at its WWDC event and the new releases will be “in line with the current M2 processors”.

Apple is looking forward to boosting its MacBook business. The company recorded a sharp decline of around 40% in Mac shipments and the category bought in just $7.2 billion this quarter as compared to the figure of $10.4 billion recorded in the last quarter.

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