Should you get the new MacBook Pro?

What about the new iMac? Is it time for an upgrade?

The new MacBook Pros are extremely attractive, especially with the Space Black finish.

But what if you have a fairly new MacBook Pro from, say, 2019?

What about the first M1 iMac from 2021?

Should you upgrade these machines or not? The answers are, respectively, yes and no.

And if you are going to get one of the new MacBook Pros, you can already save $100 on the preorder.

Also in today’s newsletter:

  • Apple just released new firmware for AirTags: here’s how to get it.

  • Elago has a great lineup of retro-inspired cases for Apple accessories. The Apple Watch charging stands shaped like retro Macs are adorable. And look at this Floppy Disc case for AirTags.

  • Next year’s Apple Watch — rumored to be a new slimline ‘X’ model for its tenth anniversary — may get blood pressure monitoring. It sounds limited though. And where’s the blood glucose sensor we’re all waiting for?

  • Soundcore’s new open-ear earbuds sound interesting — and they sound great too, according to our hands-on review.

  • In a comment on yesterday’s poll, reader k88dad raises a good point about why Apple compared the new M3 chips to the M1: Desktop machines aren’t often upgraded annually, like iPhones, so it makes sense to compare it to a machine customers are likely to upgrade from. I actually have a 24-inch M1 iMac from 2021: should I upgrade this two-year-old machine to the M3? Take today’s poll.

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— Steve Jobs, 2011.

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Should I upgrade my 24-inch M1 iMac to the new M3 model?

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