Based on previous MacBook Pro releases, we estimated that the new MacBook Pro 14″ M1 or MacBook Pro 16″ M1 of 2021 would have been refurbished by Apple on the week of January 14, 2022. But, we fell short in the calculation by two months.

Due to the chip shortage and other factors, the new MacBook Pro was finally refurbished and sold on April 1, 2022, 166 days after its launch.

How We Predict when A Refurbished MacBook Pro Will Be Sold

RefurbMe has analyzed all Macbook Pro releases since 2010 and came up with a prediction model for all new upcoming products, taking median days into its calculation.

MacBook Pro graph with median days to be refurbished
Days from the official release of a MacBook Pro to the first time refurbished by Apple (Source: RefurbMe Stats)

As you can see in the graph, the median days for a MacBook Pro to be refurbished is now 97 days. We need to take it with a pinch of salt because of the complicated economic situation of late 2021 and early 2022, which increased the number of days for the 14″/16″ M1 Pro/Max to be refurbished compared to previous models.

On average, the discount you can expect is 15% from the Apple Store. We expected to see the refurb price for a refurbished 14-inch starting from $1,699 and the 16-inch from $2,125, which turned out to be correct.

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What Is New in The Latest MacBook Pro?

The new MacBook Pro 14-inch has more configurations to choose from, allowing users to better optimize the laptop for their needs. Plus, you can select the models with either the new M1 Pro or the M1 Max chips. We will compare them below in this article.

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The M1 Pro offers a 10-core design, a 16-core GPU, and up to 32GB of RAM.
The M1 Max has a 32-core GPU and up to 64GB of memory with the same 10-core CPU.

The original M1 chip provides an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU and can ‘only’ be configured with up to 32GB of RAM. Still, it performs better than many Windows-based laptops.

M1 Pro vs. M1 Max

The M1 Max and M1 Pro clearly differ in terms of peak performance. As per Apple, the M1 Max doubles some important contributors to theoretical performance, notably the number of hardware ProRes accelerators. This is extremely important for pro video editing.

There are certain similarities between the two M1 chips. Both have up to a 10-core CPU with eight performance cores and two efficiency cores with a 16-core Neural Engine. Apple’s breakdown shows that the two chips share most of their basic features, but they have several differing capabilities.

M1 ProM1 Max
Up to 16-core GPUUp to 32-core GPU
200GB/s memory bandwidth400GB/s memory bandwidth
Support for up to 32GB of unified memorySupport for up to 64GB of unified memory
ProRes encode and decode engineTwo ProRes encode and decode engines
Video encode engineTwo videos encode engines

Takeaway

While the newest MacBook Pro 14″ or 16″ had been refurbished before Apple started to sell it, it’s important to consider that the Apple Certified Refurbished program offers many benefits and guarantees the highest quality standards, same as a brand-new product.

At RefurbMe, our mission is to gather all the refurbished Apple deals from professional refurbishers into one place. A refurbished MacBook is a great way to save some money. With our list of refurbishers, we give you a detailed idea of what you can expect from each with respect to warranty, shipping, and return policy.

If you still have questions, check our most recent article about batteries of refurbished products and the 5 refurbished MacBooks worth buying in 2022. Thank you for visiting us!

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