Best Buy Has First Discounts on Apple's M3 MacBook Air Exclusively for Members

Apple today announced the newest models of the MacBook Air, which include the M3 chip and come in 13-inch and 15-inch sizes. Just a few hours later, Best Buy now has the first notable discounts on these computers exclusively for My Best Buy Plus or My Best Buy Total members.

macbook air new blueNote: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

If you're a Plus/Total member, you can get $50 off both the 13-inch and 15-inch M3 MacBook Air. My Best Buy Plus and My Best Buy Total begins at $49.99/year, so these new MacBook Air discounts will only make sense for people who already have paid for the service.

Note: Discounts available only to My Best Buy Plus/Total members.


With these discounts, the 256GB 13-inch M3 MacBook Air is available from $1,049.00 and the 256GB 15-inch M3 MacBook Air is available from $1,249.00. You'll find every new MacBook Air model on sale with Best Buy's exclusive $50 discounts, including those with increased RAM.

If you're willing to invest in a previous generation model, you can also find the 13-inch M1 MacBook Air on sale at Best Buy. We covered this deal earlier today, and it's a good option for anyone willing to sacrifice the internal upgrades of the M3 chip for a much lower price tag of $749.99.

Our full Deals Roundup has more information on the latest Apple-related sales and bargains.

Related Roundup: Apple Deals

Popular Stories

iPhone 16 Pro Sizes Feature

iPhone 16 Series Is Just Two Months Away: Everything We Know

Monday July 15, 2024 4:44 am PDT by
Apple typically releases its new iPhone series around mid-September, which means we are about two months out from the launch of the iPhone 16. Like the iPhone 15 series, this year's lineup is expected to stick with four models – iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max – although there are plenty of design differences and new features to take into account. To bring ...
New MacBook Pros Launching Tomorrow With These 4 New Features 2

M5 MacBook Models to Use New Compact Camera Module in 2025

Wednesday July 17, 2024 2:58 am PDT by
Apple in 2025 will take on a new compact camera module (CCM) supplier for future MacBook models powered by its next-generation M5 chip, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Writing in his latest investor note on unny-opticals-2025-business-momentum-to-benefit-509819818c2a">Medium, Kuo said Apple will turn to Sunny Optical for the CCM in its M5 MacBooks. The Chinese optical lens company...
iPhone SE 4 Vertical Camera Feature

iPhone SE 4 Rumored to Use Same Rear Chassis as iPhone 16

Friday July 19, 2024 7:16 am PDT by
Apple will adopt the same rear chassis manufacturing process for the iPhone SE 4 that it is using for the upcoming standard iPhone 16, claims a new rumor coming out of China. According to the Weibo-based leaker "Fixed Focus Digital," the backplate manufacturing process for the iPhone SE 4 is "exactly the same" as the standard model in Apple's upcoming iPhone 16 lineup, which is expected to...
tinypod apple watch

TinyPod Turns Your Apple Watch Into an iPod

Wednesday July 17, 2024 3:18 pm PDT by
If you have an old Apple Watch and you're not sure what to do with it, a new product called TinyPod might be the answer. Priced at $79, the TinyPod is a silicone case with a built-in scroll wheel that houses the Apple Watch chassis. When an Apple Watch is placed inside the TinyPod, the click wheel on the case is able to be used to scroll through the Apple Watch interface. The feature works...
iphone 14 lineup

Cellebrite Unable to Unlock iPhones on iOS 17.4 or Later, Leak Reveals

Thursday July 18, 2024 4:18 am PDT by
Israel-based mobile forensics company Cellebrite is unable to unlock iPhones running iOS 17.4 or later, according to leaked documents verified by 404 Media. The documents provide a rare glimpse into the capabilities of the company's mobile forensics tools and highlight the ongoing security improvements in Apple's latest devices. The leaked "Cellebrite iOS Support Matrix" obtained by 404 Media...
Apple Watch Series 9

2024 Apple Watch Lineup: Key Changes We're Expecting

Tuesday July 16, 2024 7:59 am PDT by
Apple is seemingly planning a rework of the Apple Watch lineup for 2024, according to a range of reports from over the past year. Here's everything we know so far. Apple is expected to continue to offer three different Apple Watch models in five casing sizes, but the various display sizes will allegedly grow by up to 12% and the casings will get taller. Based on all of the latest rumors,...

Top Rated Comments

Populus Avatar
20 weeks ago
Now that the 512/16GB is one of the three standard versions to buy directly (no BTO), this model becomes more attractive as some retailers will offer it with discounts (that we rarely see here on Europe, anyways). It will be easier to recommend this option for many users who don’t fall into the “basic usage” category.

By the way, I’m really curious to see the speeds of those SSDs, because if Apple started using QLC SSDs, we should notice a change (for worse, both in speeds and especially lifespan). If speed is still the same, then it is likely Apple is still using the same NAND as always.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
20 weeks ago

Wait a few weeks and Amazon can provide you with even a better price.
In 3 months we'll be able to save even more by buying from Apple's refurb store (thanks YouTube reviewers) and with back-to-school promo.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chazak Avatar
20 weeks ago
Pay $50 to get a $50 discount? Great scam.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ameer_1 Avatar
20 weeks ago
A better deal is get the Apple education discount since anyone could do it since they don't verify from what I remember and only pay $999 instead of $1050
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Macalway Avatar
20 weeks ago

Pay $50 to get a $50 discount? Great scam.
No. It depends on how much business you do there. There are all types of perks. It's not a scam, but designed to get your business and lock you in. They do this by making it worth your while.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kar98 Avatar
20 weeks ago
$500 for the 2020 M1 Air now?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)