Apple decided to do something a bit out of the ordinary with its latest product debut: an Apple event announcing the new line of M3 laptops on the night before Halloween.
But along with some horror-themed music and interstitials between segments, Apple had an actual product announcement that fit the Halloween spirit: a new “Space Black” MacBook Pro.
Meet the new ‘Space Black’ MacBook Pro
Apple has certainly experimented with unique color options for its iPhones, and even iMac desktop computers, but it’s been quite a while since the company has done so with its laptops. Traditionally, the choices have been Silver or Space Gray. Now, there’s a new black hue for you to choose.
Plus, Apple claims that it consists of a finger-resistant, dark aluminum finish, but we’ll judge that when we get our sticky fingers on one to test out.
Space Black MacBook ProCredit: Apple
This is Apple’s first black laptop in around a decade and half. And it’s going to cost you.
At the event, Apple revealed that it was ditching the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, which had an an old, out-of-date design, and replaced it with a $1,599 14-inch MacBook Pro chassis packed with the M3 chip. However, those new M3 MacBook Pros do not come in the Space Black color.
Space Black on MacBook ProCredit: Apple
If you really want a Space Black MacBook Pro, you’ll have to get an M3 Pro MacBook Pro, which starts at $1,999.
Yeah, it’s just a color, but perhaps you’re feeling nostalgic for the last time Apple made a black MacBook (not MacBook Pro, mind you) all the way back in 2008. Maybe that makes the extra $400 worth it.