Apple stops selling MacBook Air with Intel technology
Apple has discontinued the sale of the Intel-powered MacBook Air in its online store. Apple unveiled its internal M1 chip at the ‘One More Thing’ virtual event on Tuesday, November 10. Equipped with the new silicon, the Cupertino giant launched MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro and Mac mini on the occasion. Interested customers can still go for the Intel-powered 13-inch MacBook Pro, but the non-M1 laptop is only available at the higher end of the price spectrum. Similarly, the non-M1 Mac mini is only available at the highest price.
MacBook Air with Intel technology completely removed
Following the ‘One more thing’ event, all Intel-powered MacBook Air options were removed from apple store. If you visit the store, just show MacBook Air laptops with M1 technology will be available for purchase. The new variants are priced at Rs. 92,990 and Rs. 1,17,900 in India for 7-core GPU and 8-core GPU models, respectively.
13-inch MacBook Pro with Intel available at higher prices
You can still buy a 13-inch MacBook Pro powered by Intel at the Apple Store. However, you will have to dish out a lot more than for the options powered by M1. Entry-level MacBook Pro laptops with M1 inside are priced at Rs. 1,22,900 and Rs. 1.42,900 for the 256GB and 512GB SSD storage option, respectively. If you want to go for Intel-powered variants of the 512GB and 1TB SSD options, the prices go up to Rs. 1,74,900 and Rs. 1,94,900, respectively. It’s worth noting that the M1-powered MacBook Pro comes with two Thunderbolt ports, while the Intel-powered options come with four Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Mac mini with Intel available at a higher price too
Powered by the new M1 chip, Mac mini CPUs carry a price tag from Rs. 64,900 and Rs. 84,900 for the 256GB and 512GB SSD storage options, respectively. The Intel-powered Mac mini, with 512GB PCIe-based SSD, is priced at Rs. 1,04,990.