Apple Mac Studio lands on Certified Refurbished program with up to US$400 in savings
The Mac Studio is not even six months old, with Apple announcing the mini-PC in March. Shortages of M1 Max and M1 Ultra chips resulted in long delivery times for the Mac Studio, though. In fact, some initial orders did not ship until June, which was also the case for MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 orders.
Subsequently, MacRumors has discovered that Apple has started offering the Mac Studio through its Certified Refurbished program. For reference, all Certified Refurbished products have the same warranty and returns coverage as Apple's new products. As such, Certified Refurbished Mac Studio units will be eligible for one year's limited warranty, AppleCare and are returnable 14 days after receipt.
Currently, Apple offers M1 Max and M1 Ultra configurations for US$1,799 and US$3,599, respectively. For context, these units cost US$1,999 and US$3,999 when new. In other words, these Certified Refurbished prices represent a US$200-US$400 saving over buying them new. Please note that stock levels fluctuate; Apple replenishes its Certified Refurbished program daily. In short, while these deals are a decent saving for the average consumer, they only price-match Apple's student pricing. Still, Certified Refurbished units will ship quickly, unlike their new counterparts.