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10% off Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (256GB $1709, 512GB $1979 Delivered) @ Amazon AU

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Not the lowest with 15% off in past, but still good price on these….

Intel powered MacBook pro 13 is also 10% off

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  • +11 votes

    Since when did Amazon sell Apple stuff directly? Wasn't aware of that!

  • +6 votes

    PRICE in title

    • +3 votes

      Done Sir!

      • +5 votes

        It is one of the ten commandments….

  • +15 votes

    Macbook Air for $1349 is a better deal.

    • +1 vote

      Except for the Silver, which is $1409 for some reason… :/

    • +2 votes

      the same price you can get here. https://www.apple.com/au-hed/shop

      Higher education discount. No proof required and you also save about $50 on apple care if you buy through there.

      • +2 votes

        Don’t forget 1.5% cashback from cashrewards. Was 5% last week.

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          Ok, thanks guys - I'll wait for the 5% cashback and buy from Apple Education. :) Cheers!

          • +1 vote

            @Stalker: If you're lucky enough to have access to discounted iTunes gift cards, you can now use them to purchase items from the Apple Store, so that should increase the savings even more!

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              @WookieMonster: That may mean no more 15%~20% discount iTunes gift card from retailers.

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              @WookieMonster: Did I miss something? As far as I know iTune gift cards cannot be used in Apple retail/online store

              • +2 votes
                • -1 vote

                  @WookieMonster: Apple GC are not the same as your usual iTunes cards. iTunes cards still cannot be used in retail/online store. There are 4 type of GC, Apple GC, Apple store GC, App Store & iTunes card and iTunes store cards.

                  • +1 vote

                    @deliriouss: The Australian Apple website currently only lists one gift card for sale, and that is the Apple gift card. It does not list any other gift cards for sale directly through them. If you use the Wayback Machine, the last time App Store & iTunes gift cards and Apple Store gift cards were listed for sale on the Australian Apple website was 07 July 2021. Some third-party retailers (e.g. Coles, selected discounted gift card portals) still stock App Store and iTunes gift cards for sale as we speak, but they all function as Apple gift cards.

                    In regards to your statement that iTunes cards still cannot be used in retail/online store, Apple’s gift card terms and conditions contains the following sentence under section 2:

                    If you are the holder of an App Store and iTunes gift card or code balance, or have a balance in your Associated Balance, you can now use the card and code balance and the Associated Balance to purchase Products as well as Content.

                    “Products” are defined in the previous sentence as the following:

                    … items … from Apple Retail Stores, Apple online stores, and the Apple Store App.

                    Therefore, according to Apple’s gift card terms and conditions, you can now use App Store and iTunes gift cards to purchase Apple products at the Apple store. One person has already confirmed this works.

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                        @deliriouss: I can see that there are five different gift cards listed on the page you have linked, and I acknowledge the existence of all five cards. (I never actually denied their existence.) However, the only gift card that Apple themselves sell in Australia right now is the Apple gift card. Apple themselves do not sell the App Store and iTunes gift card themselves anymore, but I can still go to Coles or other third-party retailers right now and purchase an App Store and iTunes gift card if I really wanted to.

                        The change that Apple made to their gift card terms and conditions effective 09 July 2021 was to allow App Store and iTunes gift cards to now be used for Apple store purchases in Australia. They did not completely kill off the App Store and iTunes gift cards, and I never suggested that.

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                          @WookieMonster: Glad to see someone managed to get it work, if you are ready to buy now then it may be a good idea but there are risks involved if you plan on stocking up on discounted iTunes cards for later purchase as it may be a temporary loophole that can be completely blocked off later, I remember reading two posts on a Mac forum how people in the US was unavailable to use their apple account balance loaded from iTunes cards for hardware purchase after the universal apple gift card was introduced.

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    gifr cards and cashbacks for further discount :)

  • +1 vote

    Better to wait for the M1X ?

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      Wait for how long, for what?

      • +2 votes

        September is when they'll be announcing new products.

        • +2 votes

          There's a rumour there's going to be an event in September, for which there's a rumour new chips are going to be announced.

          There's this rumoured rule.

          https://www.apple.com/au/apple-events/

    • +8 votes

      Rumors of the M1X has been going around since the M1 came out. Whilst there will definitely be one, I see very little reason to wait now given how capable the M1 is. Once the M1X comes out, YouTube will be filled with "Wait for the M2; the M2 will be insane!" videos.

      • +4 votes

        There's rumors they're bringing back magsafe. That's what I'm hanging out for.

        • +3 votes

          Sept has always been an iPhone event, the one your looking for is the Oct or Nov event. Yes, strong indication that they are bringing back ports and Magsafe which is a huge plus. But TBH my M1 lasts for as advertised 17 hours and I dont mind charging it with a USB C

          • +2 votes

            @RobBoss: I thought about getting it as well but held off given how many time I've tripped over my MBA only for magsafe to save the day. I think the wait will be worth it if the rumours are true

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              @nightelves: Yep, in that case, waiting a couple months doesn't hurt. The rumours are from people with good track records as well. Hence, it is very likely.

        • +2 votes

          Is there info on whether we can still charge with USB C? I prefer to have the one cable as it provides power, video, keyboard, mouse, audio and ethernet. Plus I can charge my phone and headphone with the laptop charger.

        • +1 vote

          Why would you want the magsafe back out of interest?

          Honestly to me it feels like a backwards move, the fact that I can charge my Macbook pro with my Dell docking station via USB C is simply amazing.

          Very disappointed about the news, especially as no other laptop can use Magsafe it creates more waste in the long run.

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            @lberation: 1.I don't like tripping over the cable and seeing my laptop fly across the room.
            2. The light indicator to know when a laptop is fully charge without the need to open it
            3. Easy to plug into in the dark as it magnetically attach.

            There are many things that Apple will adopt that not everyone will agree to but at the end of the day it still sells in record numbers.

            • +1 vote

              @nightelves: I used to prefer MagSafe, but I think the move towards universal standards have been good from Apple.

              Good to see USB-C across their MacBook and iPad line, hopefully Lightning is on the way out too. Good that they use the standard wireless charging protocol on their iPhone, and also that their AirPods pair with regular old Bluetooth…etc.

              Even if MagSafe comes back, it's likely that they will have to keep USB-C charging around. With a USB-C brick, I can now charge my Galaxy S21 Ultra, my iPad Pro, my MacBook and my Lenovo Thinkpad. When I travel, I bring one USB-C charging brick (that has 3 outputs) and a spare one in the luggage in case that breaks. Just 10 years ago, I remember needing to carry a whole bag of various chargers and cables. Please no more of that.

        • +1 vote

          I've seen plenty of magnetic USB C cables on amazon/ebay.

      • +1 vote

        While M1 is good enough, I'm more expecting a new form factor

      • +1 vote

        Wonder if M1X can handle dual monitors where the M1 can't

        • +1 vote

          What? I have dual monitors right now on both my M1 imac and MBA. You need a thunderbolt/USBC to display port cable. Or do you mean 2 external monitors? In any case apple is promising this as a software update, and unlike Tesla they actually tend to deliver.

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            @meowsers: Supposedly not native support of dual external monitors like the I based chipset, just work arounds

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          deal breaker! i use 3 external monitors and doesn't make sense for a laptop in 2021 to not support at least 2!

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            @blue1ce39: I was used to two external monitors but have quickly adjusted to just the MBA screen + 27" 4k monitor. Desk looks a lot better too without the extra monitor.

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              @nubzy: For productivity reasons, I have 3 monitors (1 on portrait, 2x 27" (4k and 1440p) connected to a USB-C dock that is ready to plug in existing laptops.

              I believe i would go the Surface pro route instead… limited external monitor doesn't make sense at all to me. It may take a very long time to support 3 monitors :)

              • +1 vote

                @blue1ce39: Once you go ultrawide, you'll never go back.

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                  @KangaDrew: Toyed with the idea, what's your recommended Ultrawide for productivtiy :)

                  • +1 vote

                    @blue1ce39: I'm using the Dell U3818DW on a M1 MacBook Pro with maxed specs. Coupled with a Logitech MX Keys and Master 3, I couldn't think of a better set up for my work needs Granted, if the new MacBook Pro's supported two monitors, I would consider it so I could have my 24" Dell Pro monitor mounted off to the side to stream content while I work, watch the news etc.

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                      @KangaDrew: that's an awesome setup with U3818DW.

                      looks like there is a way after all for M1 based Macbook support for more than 1 external display at a cost :)
                      https://www.alogic.co/alogic-triple-4k-display-universal-doc...

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                        @blue1ce39: I did toy with the idea of that dock but I didn't want another piece of equipment on my desk. Plus 3 DP ports were overkill. Two of those or HDMI would've been sufficient.

                        I just use my Nest Hub Max sitting next to the ultrawide for streaming content to now.

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                          @KangaDrew: i do existingly have a d6000 (displaylink 4k based) dock that works awesome on Windows. Doesn't really make sense for me to get another dock. Apparently some people did try with the same dock and had some limited success getting it to work. I will just wait a little longer to see how the external monitor support will turn out to be before getting one.

                  • +1 vote

                    @blue1ce39: I have MSI 34 ultra wide and dell 27 next to it. It's been awesome for business work really want to add another 27 on otherside of the 34

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                      @asa79: are you using a M1 with the setup? I would agree the same if i were to get an ultrawide, my 2x 27 will still be the side monitors :)

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                        @blue1ce39: Nope it was what stopped me buying a M1 unfortunately

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          My 10yr old Lenovo W520 supports dual monitors in both Linux and Windows. What was Apple thinking? 🤦🏻‍♂️

    • +5 votes

      I got my M1 Mac Air a few weeks ago after saving and I love the speed and power and battery of this thing. Coupled with Mac OS, it feels just as good as my Ryzen 7 3700X in my gaming computer. Any improvement with the M1X or M2, whatever they call it, is going to be negligible.

      My recommendation is to just ignore the rumours and grab the device, if you need it today. If you don't, just wait.

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        Negligible? I don’t think so. First it will have a better and bigger screen and secondly it will have more graphic cores

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          I stand by what I said

          • +2 votes

            @Zythyx: I've always wondered where everyone gets this first-hand and exclusive intel on upcoming Apple products. MacBook Air will have a bigger screen? Says who? A Macbook with a bigger and better screen already exists and it's called the Macbook Pro.

            I agree with what Zythyx said, the upgrade may be significant benchmark-wise as most upgrades are, but for the average user, it should be negligible. Not everyone is doing side-by-side comparisons every day to observe the difference.

            • +2 votes

              @RobBoss:

              I've always wondered where everyone gets this first-hand and exclusive intel on upcoming Apple products.

              we are in direct contact with Tim Apple. thats where we get the latest scoop.

            • -1 vote

              @RobBoss: How do you know what the average user needs?

              • -2 votes

                @Icecold5000: I don't nor have I claimed that I do as suggested in my use of modality in the sentence. Once again, for the average user (such as myself who doesn't go beyond media consumption, Office suite, and regular browsing), going from, say, M1 to the upcoming M2 SHOULD be negligible. Of course you could define "average user" differently and, in that case, disregard what I've said.

                • -2 votes

                  @RobBoss: Thanks for confirming that you don’t actually know.

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        Any improvement with the M1X or M2, whatever they call it, is going to be negligible.

        As with most things, it really comes down to use case. The more forks/variants they have within the same generation, the harder it is to say A > B because some tasks benefit from more cores whilst others might benefit from the raw speed.

        That being said if they introduce more GPU cores then that would make a very interesting proposition… I'm impressed I can even play CSGO through emulation on my Macbook Pro M1. Sure it's an old game, but, it's through emulation!

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      Bear in mind that the M1X machines will most likely cost quite a bit more. Apple will probably keep the original M1 models around for a while as the entry level "cheap" option.

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    If you can combine with cashback and discounted gift cards (or do what I do and earn through surveys, I usually get $20 every few days) there could be some very good deals.

    • +2 votes

      $20 every few days. How are you doing this??

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    Sadly Officeworks has them at the same price, cant get pricebeat!

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    3% off Amazon gift card from Suncorp for those who have access.

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      My limit is $500/month. Do you have the same limit?

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        yeah I do :(

  • +1 vote

    FYI, you get ~8-10% off (varies from model to model) just by purchasing from the Education store https://www.apple.com/au-hed/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro/13-inc...

    An extra $50 / $70 saving with this deal, although the Air is the same price. You lose the option to customise though, going through Amazon.

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      Do you need to do anything special to buy it from the education store?

      • +10 votes

        money

        • +2 votes

          damn. was looking to barter some goats for these fruit products.

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        No, you can check out normally. They don't ask for student ID or any of that stuffs

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        They say it's for students, teachers and "parents buying for university students". I figure that if you have kids at uni, or hope to get your kids into uni, or plan on one day having kids who might want to get into uni, you can justify that much by telling yourself you'll pass it on to them then.

        Or just grab it anyway. No, you don't need to verify anything.

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          No, you don't need to verify anything

          no. to verify. you need to spread your cheeks and lift your sack.

          /dave chapelle

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      Education store for Pro 512GB is showing $2049, Amazon is $1979?

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        Yeah, the Amazon deal is better if you're not looking for a build-to-order. My post was a bit ambiguous — I was saying that the Amazon deal is $50 / $70 better.

  • +1 vote

    Apple education store + Cash rewards is better

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      much better when CR has 5% off the edu store last week. only 1.5% now unfortuantely.

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        MAC Air (512GB one) Amazon ~$1614 (after 3% discounted GC)
        Education Store + CR(5% when available) ~$1615

        take a pick :P

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          neither. Holding out for the 14" MBP. Updating from a 2011 MBP so another few months is a drop in the ocean

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            @watts: Similar case. I have a 2014 MB Pro 15inch retina. i7 16GB, 1TB SSD. It is slow but hard to leave it just for the purpose of upgrade though these M1 are tempting.

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          Also check CR's fine prints. Sometimes they exclude Apple products like certain M1 items or high demand stuff…

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            @Buy2Much: M1 macbooks OK but M1 ipad excluded, when I checked last week.

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    5% off good guys gift cards off suncorp. Good guys has 10% off some macs

  • +7 votes

    Intel powered MacBook pro 13 is also 10% off(amazon.com.au)

    Definitely stay away from these

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    If you can wait, and can buy from Apple Education store, stack their discount pricings with the occasional CR 5-7% cash back promotions (normally 1.5%) like this. Check CR's T&Cs though, sometimes they exclude certain M1 products.

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    And still no sale on the 13" M1 16GB model.

    Is is really only Apple directly that has this model? Arghhhhh I keep getting excited for sales and mine is never there!!

    • +2 votes

      Wireless 1 may have it on their eBay store as CTO (custom order) and there are coupon codes often, but there will be a wait time unfortunately (still waiting for my 16gb M1 from end of June!)

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        Thank you for that information! My machine will be for work (self-employed) so there's no way I could wait that long for delivery!

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    Can you get the 16gb Ram anywhere? Or is it just BTO on the Apple website

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      only through apple from what I could find. Can spec 16GB through apple edu store and pickup same day, so not BTO but still the only way you can get it

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        I thought so too. I’m conflicted, I should have got the Mac Mini when it was released but now I’m probably going to wait and hope a Mac Mini Pro get released alongside the updated MacBook Pros in September

    • +2 votes

      have a look at certified refurbished on Apple website. Its practically brand new with Same warranty and there are 16 GB config. Changes everyday. You get it fairly quickly compared to BTO and 15% cheaper

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    Its a beautiful machine. Super fast. I got recently and it hands down beats my core i7-11700k desktop in code builds and general speed.

    The one thing to watch out is it only supports single external display. It was a deal breaker for me and had to return it for a Mac mini instead.

  • +5 votes

    Macbook Pro M1 is a bad buy. You essentially pay the extra money for a laptop with the same spec as a Macbook Air M1, but with a mere 10% bigger battery life and a useless touchbar. Not really worth it at all

    Wait til Sep to see if they release an updated version for the Pro line up. However, if you dont care about M1X then honestly just buy the Air M1 now. It is pretty much the best value laptop atm unless you hate MacOS

    • +3 votes

      I viewed some video that concludes MB Air thermo throttle is significant compared to MB Pro

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2MOjrLFpwQ

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        Really comes down to what u do mate. If it’s light photoshop and video editing the thermo throttle is very rare

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          When exporting a larger batch of lightroom photos it will definitely throttle but with just some editing it won't make a difference