The Apple Store is back online and you can order Apple’s new lineup of M1-equipped Macs today, with first shipments coming next week.
In today’s 45-minute event, Apple launched a new 13-inch MacBook Air, a new 13-inch MacBook Pro and a new Mac mini. Each of the machines feature the new M1 chip, providing significant power efficiency and performance increases.
The M1 MacBook Air starts at $999, the M1 MacBook Pro starts at $1299, and the M1 Mac mini starts at $699.
There are still some build-to-order options for these machines, with upgrades for RAM and SSD storage capacity.
The M1 chip boasts 8 CPU cores and 8 GPU cores. However, note that the cheapest Air only has 7 GPU cores, likely due to silicon binning (manufacturing silicon is hard and so yields can be improved by only guaranteeing lower specifications for certain models).