The first crop of Apple Silicon machines is now available for in-store pickup across Asia, Australia, and Europe. Preorders for the new M1 Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro are also arriving today.
Over the past few days, Apple’s newest machines have been blowing our minds with insane CPU and GPU benchmark scores. Their new M1 chip easily outperforms every available mobile CPU from Intel.
Now it’s time for early adopters to find out if they really live up to the hype. Break out your wallets!
Apple Silicon machines on sale today
Early preorders for the new Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro are scheduled to arrive today, November 17. But for those who didn’t preorder, in-store pickup is available in many markets.
It’s possible to pick and pay for your new M1 machine online before collecting it from your local Apple Store in Asia, Australia, and Europe. It seems many locations have stock available today or tomorrow.
Unsurprisingly, shipping times for online orders have now slipped. New customers must wait until November 25 at the earliest for most models to be shipped out.
What to expect from Apple M1
If the M1’s real-world performance can live up to its surprisingly impressive benchmarks, Apple’s newest machines could be the start of a very exciting future for the Mac.
Even the affordable MacBook Air appears to be faster than the 16-inch MacBook Pro, while GPU performance suggests gaming on a Mac may not be a painfully disappointing experience for much longer.
Are you planning to pick up a new M1 Mac today?