The MacRumors Show: Are the M3 MacBook Pro and iMac Worth the Wait?

On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss Apple's "Scary Fast" event and the new Macs it introduced.

We talk through our candid feelings about the unusual Apple event and the way in which the company presented its latest devices. We look at the all-new M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chips, and weigh up the new MacBook Pro and iMac, who should consider upgrading to the next-generation machines, and more. Let us know what you think of Apple's new Macs in the comments.

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Top Rated Comments

justdanyul Avatar
7 months ago
I think at this stage the question is really are Mac’s worth it at all anymore? The tax keeps growing and it’s getting to a stage where it really hard to justify.

I mean, right now, an 1TB to 2TB upgrade cost 2.67x the price of a similar performing 2tb Samsung 990 pro The markups are starting to border insanity.
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
eropko Avatar
7 months ago
I admire their ability to chat about nothing for 45 minutes
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nikhsub1 Avatar
7 months ago
Clearly we are now at the Meh phase with Apple folks... what I mean is, before Apple Silicon, Apple was at the mercy of Intel and their chip schedule. Very erratic updates and people would complain about the LACK of updates to the laptop line. Now that Apple controls the CPU and GPU, which is now on a once a year update schedule so far, now people complain that the update is just MEH...

Tough crowd for sure.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Orange Bat Avatar
7 months ago
This shouldn’t have been an announced “event”. Imagine if Apple had just released a video out of the blue announcing M3 and the new machines. People would have been excited. Apple’s big problem is that they build anticipation when they announce an ”event”. If Apple had just dropped the video sometime during the day it would have made news and created buzz. Instead, we just got disappointment.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rishey Avatar
7 months ago
What wait? The ten months since the last update?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AlexESP Avatar
7 months ago
For years, Macs were constrained by Intel processor and they were just “better than average” computers with a great body/screen and MacOS. Now, they’re more incredible than ever.

The MacBook Air is by far the best laptop someone can buy for its price. And there’s nothing like the MBP, no matter the price. Switching to ARM was a really risky move, but it’s been nothing but a triumph. Exciting times in the computer area.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)