Apple stops selling Intel-powered MacBook Air

Apple has stopped selling the Intel-based MacBook Air in its online shop. Apple unveiled its in-house M1 chip on Tuesday, November 10th, at the One More Thing virtual event. Equipped with the new silicon, the Cupertino giant brought the MacBook Air, the MacBook Pro 13-inch and the Mac mini onto the market for the occasion. Interested customers can still opt for the Intel-based MacBook Pro 13-inch, but the non-M1 laptop is only available at the higher end of the price range. Likewise, a non-M1 Mac mini is only available at a higher price.

Intel-based MacBook Air has been completely removed

After the “One More Thing” event, all Intel-based options on the MacBook Air were removed from the Apple Store. If you visit the store it will just show MacBook Air laptops with M1 power supplies are available for purchase. The new variants cost Rs. 92,990 and Rs. 1,17,900 in India for the 7-core GPU and 8-core GPU models.

MacBook Pro 13-inch with Intel available at higher prices

You can still buy an Intel-based MacBook Pro 13-inch from the Apple Store. However, you have to deal a lot more than you would for the M1 options. The entry-level MacBook Pro laptops with M1 inside are priced at Rs. 1,22,900 and Rs. 1,42,900 for the SSD storage option of 256 GB and 512 GB, respectively. If you’re looking to opt for Intel-based flavors of the 512GB and 1TB SSD options, prices go up to Rs. 1,74,900 and Rs. 1,94,900. It’s worth noting that the M1-powered MacBook Pro has two Thunderbolt ports, while the Intel-powered options have four Thunderbolt 3 ports.

Mac mini with Intel available at a higher price

Driven by the new M1 chip, Mac mini CPUs carry one Price tag from Rs. 64,900 and Rs. 84,900 for the SSD storage options of 256 GB and 512 GB, respectively. The Intel Mini Mac mini with 512 GB PCIe-based SSD costs Rs. 1.04,990.


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