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Walmart starts selling its first Mac: the M1 MacBook Air for $699 [Updated]

Walmart starts selling its first Mac: the M1 MacBook Air for $699 [Updated]

Update: Best Buy now has the superior Walmart and it does The M1 MacBook Air now sells for $649.

Walmart is teaming up with Apple to sell a Mac for the first time. It now sells the base model M1 MacBook Air online and in select stores for $699, the company said in a press release today. This move comes a week after Apple introduced the new M3 MacBook Air and stopped selling the M1 MacBook Air itself.

Although Walmart has historically sold Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, it has never sold Macs directly. Instead, it relies on third-party partners to sell the Mac through its online marketplace.

In today's announcement, Walmart emphasizes that this is the first time customers can purchase a Mac outright:

Today, Walmart will start selling the MacBook Air with the M1 chip — while continuing to offer it
Excellent quality and unparalleled affordability for customers. MacBook Air packs amazing performance and long battery life into a thin and light design. This is the first time customers can buy a Mac directly from Walmart. The MacBook Air with M1 chip is available now at Walmart.com and will be available soon at select Walmart stores for just $699.

Julie Barber, Executive Vice President of Commercial Affairs, added:

“Our mission at Walmart is to help customers save money so they can live better — and this is not an either/or proposition. At the core of this mission is the belief that customers should not sacrifice quality because of price. We work hard to bring premium brands to our physical and virtual shelves And we're happy to work with Apple to do just that.

Apple tweaked its MacBook lineup last week, introducing the M3 MacBook Air starting at $1,099 and lowering the price of the M2 MacBook Air to $999. As part of these changes, Apple has also stopped selling the M1 MacBook Air, which was previously available for $999.

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The $699 price point for the M1 MacBook Air through Walmart is very attractive. This is especially true because it is sold in like-new condition, rather than refurbished or refurbished. For context, Apple sells the M1 MacBook Air through its partners Shop refurbished for $759.

The M1 MacBook Air will be available starting today From the Walmart website And “coming soon” to select Walmart stores.

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