Apple just announced a suite of new computers — new iPad Pros, Mac Minis, and a new Macbook Air. (We’re very excited about that last one). All of these shiny chrome devices are coming soon, hitting stores next Wednesday, November 7. Conventional wisdom dictates waiting for reviews before picking up new gear, but maybe you’ve been waiting to pick up your next tablet or laptop and want to pre-order it now.
Apple is already taking pre-orders on everything they announced today so, if you’re looking to take the leap, we can help you get to the right place.
One note before we start in: Pre-order now if you want to have your device in-hand on launch day. While none of these devices are going to be as popular as a new iPhone, Apple products can be generally tough to get on day one if you haven’t put cash down.
You can pre-order the new MacBook Air on Apple’s website; it should ship on November 6. Apple Store pick-up is not available yet.
The new MacBook Air comes in two models, both of which come in the same 13.3” form factor. The $1849 model with a 128GB solid-state drive and a $2149 model with a 256GB solid-state drive. Both models feature the new Air’s primary improvements, including USB-C, Touch ID, and a retina display, and offer upgradable memory up to 64GB of RAM and a 1.5TB solid-state drive. It’s available in three colours, Silver, Space Grey, and Gold.
You can pre-order the new iPad Pro on Apple’s website, and should ship on November 6. Apple Store pick-up is not available yet.
Like the original model, there are two versions of the new iPad Pro. The smaller version features an 11” display, and comes in four storage sizes, from 64GB ($1229) to 1TB ($2349). The larger model features a 12.9” display, and comes in the same four sizes—though, as you might expect, they cost a bit more. All eight versions can also be outfitted to support LTE from a wireless carrier. No matter what iPad Pro you buy, you get a lighter tablet with a wide assortment of improved features, including a more powerful processor, Face ID support, and a USB-C port replacing Lightning.
You can pre-order the new Mac Mini on Apple’s website, and it should ship on November 6. Apple Store pick-up is not available yet.
There are two versions of the new Mac Mini. The base model features a 3.6GHz Quad-Core 8th-generation Intel i3 processor and a 128GB solid-state drive for $1249. The more advanced model offers a 3.0 GHz six-core 8th-generation Intel i5 processor and a 256GB solid-state drive. Both models can be upgraded with up to 64GB of RAM, 2TB of storage, and an improved ethernet port that supports 1-10Gb speeds.