On Tuesday, Apple announced new Macs that will be available with either M2 Pro or M2 Max chips, the most powerful Apple processors to date.
The company updated its 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops, which can now be configured with the most recent processors. Apple also announced a Mac mini computer update that includes support for the M2 Pro or M2 Max.
The launches come after Apple’s chief financial officer, Luca Maestri, warned in October that the company’s Mac sales would fall year on year in the December quarter. This could be due to Apple failing to ship these computers in time for the holiday shopping season.
Customers may feel the pinch from inflation or spend more cautiously due to fears of a potential recession as the updated Macs launch into an uncertain economic environment.
Apple is scheduled to release earnings later this month. It reported December quarter Mac revenue of $10.85 billion in January 2022, a 25% increase year over year.
The Mac mini starts at $599, which is $100 less than the previous model, and the new 14-inch MacBook Pro starts at $1,999. The $16-inch model will set you back at least $2,499. Customers can order computers beginning Tuesday and all will be available on January 24.