Apple Now Selling Refurbished M3 Pro and M3 Max MacBook Pro Models

Apple today began offering refurbished versions of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M3 Pro and M3 Max chip options, offering the machines at a discount for the first time since their October 2023 release.

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The release of M3 Pro and M3 Max models on Apple's refurbished store comes almost two weeks after the entry-level 14-inch M3 MacBook Pro first appeared on the store.

Pricing on these latest refurbished MacBook Pro models starts at $1,699 for the 14-inch M3 Pro model with 11-core CPU and 14-core GPU, a $300 discount off of the original $1,999 starting price. The 16-inch MacBook Pro starts at $2,119 for the M3 Pro chip with 12-core CPU and 18-core GPU, offering savings of $380 compared to a brand-new unit priced at $2,499.

Additional configurations with chip, memory, and/or storage space upgrades are also available, although availability will fluctuate over time. Customers looking for a specific configuration should check back often.

All of Apple's refurbished Macs are close to identical to new products. They are subject to a refurbishment process that includes full functionality testing, with any defective modules replaced, as well as a thorough cleaning and inspection. Refurbished products are eligible for AppleCare+ and have the same 14-day return period as new Apple devices.

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Top Rated Comments

CIA Avatar
8 weeks ago
Between personal and work I've probably bought over a dozen refurb machines over the years and besides their basic packaging all of them have been indistinguishable from new.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
erikkfi Avatar
8 weeks ago

Nothing with more than 8gb of memory in 2TB configurations. Bummer.
Wonder why they returned it.. “enough storage for years; enough memory for minutes.”
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
anakin44011 Avatar
8 weeks ago

Of course 5 days after I bought a M3 Pro base model they start selling it on the refurb site. I was debating between a M3 base with the upgraded 1TB SSD and 16GB of RAM for $1,699 or the M3 pro base new for $1,849 (education pricing)..... I could return it but with all the hassle of even buying the new one at apple it isn't worth the time to do all this IMHO.
Relax...if it was worth $1,849 to you 5 days ago, then it is still worth $1,849 to you today. Enjoy what you bought and wish enjoyment for those who acted/bought differently. Regret/remorse can ruin a perfectly wonderful machine if you let it.**

This is the corollary to the "should I wait another month or two for a newer, faster machine"...the answer is almost always "if you need/want the machine now, then buy it now".

Which is also related to the "should I get the extra RAM/SSD?"...the answer is almost always "get as much as you can afford and accept that, someday, it won't be enough"


** unless it is an Intel machine, in which case the fan noise will ruin that wonderful machine for you. ?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tweaknmod Avatar
8 weeks ago

Only Apple refurb experience I have is ann old watch 7 when the 8 was new. Highly recommend Apple refurb. Didn’t even get Apple care, thing was a TANK. Looked brand spankin she did.

Even resold well too to go towards a new 9lol
Read that with a thick pirate accent! ?‍☠️
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
smirking Avatar
8 weeks ago
Reminder to anyone who's hunting for a deal in the Apple Refurb store... Be ready to pull the trigger if you see the model you want. Do all of your thinking over in advance because if you need to sleep on the decision, there's a good chance it'll be gone by the time you return.

I once missed out on a MBP I really wanted because I woke up at 2am and wanted to go back to bed more than I wanted to make the purchase. It was gone by morning. A week later, the same thing happened. I woke up at 4am, checked my phone and saw my model. This time I jumped on it.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
teknikal90 Avatar
8 weeks ago

No Vision Pro devices yet. Even though there was lots of returns. Wondering if they are selling refurbished as new? :rolleyes:
i mean it's been 2 weeks...
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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