What you can expect to pay for a new MacBook Pro in South Africa
The new MacBook Pro is out and we've got all the details about it, including the price range as well as what you need to do to order yours.
Hot on the heels of the announcement of the release of the iPhone 13 in South Africa, iStore has announced that customers will be able to pre-order the new MacBook Pro online from 29 October onwards.
Prices for the new MacBook Pro start at R36,299 and go up to R63,499.
According to manufacturers, the new MacBook Pro has “groundbreaking performance and amazing battery life, powered by the fast M1 Pro chip and the most powerful chip ever created for a pro notebook, M1 Max”.
The local iStore has made the option to pre-order the device online for cash and stated that pre-ordering online for cash gives customers the benefit of reserving their purchase without having to queue and the added convenience of having purchases delivered directly to their door.
The Macbook Pro 14-inch and Macbook Pro 16-inch are currently available for this option.
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Can I trade in my old Mac when buying the new Macbook Pro?
If you have a pre-loved Mac but you want to order a new one, you can trade it in and upgrade to a brand new MacBook Pro only at the iStore.
“Customers will receive the trade-in value upfront to use towards the upgrade of their new MacBook Pro, or as an iStore gift card to use at a later date,” added iStore in a statement.
Supercharged: You can choose the powerful M1 Pro or the even more powerful M1 Max to supercharge pro-level workflows while getting amazing battery life (battery life varies by use and configuration). And with an immersive 14-inch Liquid Retina XDR display and an array of pro ports, you can do more than ever.
Scary fast: M1 Pro takes the exceptional performance of the M1 architecture to a whole new level for pro users. Even the most ambitious projects are easily handled with up to 10 CPU cores, up to 16 GPU cores, a 16‑core Neural Engine, and dedicated encode and decode media engines that support H.264, HEVC, and ProRes codecs.
Feast your eyes on XDR: Liquid Retina XDR. The best display ever in a notebook features Extreme Dynamic Range and a million to one contrast ratio. HDR content comes to life in photos, video, and games, with refined specular highlights, incredible detail in shadows, and vibrant, true-to-life colors. Each display is factory calibrated and features pro reference modes for HDR color grading, photography, design, and print production.
Heads up — the camera’s 1080p HD: Staying connected is more important than ever. That’s why the new MacBook Pro camera has double the resolution, 1080p, and uses a lens with a wider aperture that lets in more light. Together with a larger image sensor that has more efficient pixels, the camera delivers two times better low‑light performance.
Pro power meets pro keyboard: For the first time, Magic Keyboard brings a full‑height function key row to MacBook Pro, with the tactile feel of mechanical keys that pros love. It includes new keyboard shortcuts for Spotlight, Siri, Dictation, and Do Not Disturb. And Touch ID has a new, tactile ring that guides your finger for a fast, easy, secure way to unlock your Mac.
Compiled by Kaunda Selisho