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MIT fully supports the use of Apple technology and is here to assist students, parents, faculty, and staff purchase technology that will help you succeed during your academic career and beyond.

MIT community members can get information about an order placed on the Apple Online Store through the Order Status page. You can also check your order status or make changes via phone: (800) 692--7753.

Shop Apple online 24/7 and get free delivery or pick up your order at a local Apple Store.

For assistance, contact the Service Desk (617-253-1101).

Institute purchases

To purchase MIT-owned Apple computers at MIT discounted prices:

  1. Make sure you have an MIT personal certificate on the computer you are placing the order from.
  2. Go to MIT Buy2Pay.
  3. Select Place Department Order from the menu and click Place Department Order Now.
  4. Choose Apple from the SciQuest catalog.
  5. Configure your system and purchase.

Apple supplier representative: Kevin Black, 512-674-6823

Personal purchases

Visit the supplier websites or contact the supplier representative to make personal purchases using your personal credit card. MIT is not responsible for any personal purchases.

Before making a personal purchase, review the following guidelines:

  • You may not use the Institute’s tax-exempt number when making personal purchases---in fact, use of an institutional tax-exempt number to make personal purchases is prohibited under Massachusetts law
  • You may not add personal items to a purchase order that includes official MIT purchases. For example, you cannot purchase 10 reams of paper for personal use included with an MIT order of 50 cases
  • You may not charge personal items to the MIT ProCard

To purchase personal Apple computers at MIT discounted prices:

  1. Shop with education pricing on the Apple site
  2. Select your computer and configure as needed
    Note: You will need to customize their purchase at the Apple portal to match the IS&T recommended product specifications
  3. Purchase


Models, configurations, and prices are subject to change based on manufacturer's availability. Check vendor websites for the latest information.

The following laptops are recommended for purchase by MIT students, faculty, and staff.

13-inch MacBook Air: Space Gray or Silver
Buy2Pay (B2P) price: $1,358.00

  • Apple M1 chip with 8?core CPU, 7?core GPU and 16?core Neural Engine
  • 16GB unified memory
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports
  • Force Touch trackpad
  • Retina display with True Tone
  • Touch ID

14-inch MacBook Pro: Space Gray or Silver
Buy2Pay (B2P) price: $2147

  • M1 Pro with 10-core CPU, 14-core GPU
  • 16GB Inified memory
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • Force Touch Trackpad
  • Three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot, Magsafe 3 Port
  • 96W USB-C Power Adapter
  • Backlit Magic keyboard with Touch ID - US English

16-inch MacBook Pro - Space Gray or Silver
Buy2Pay (B2P) price: $2394

  • M1 Pro with 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU
  • 16GB unified memory
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • Three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot, Magsafe 3 Port
  • 140W USB-C Power Adapter
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • Backlit Magic Keyboard with Touch ID - US English

AppleCare protection plan

All Apple hardware comes with a one-year limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary telephone technical support. To extend your coverage further, purchase the AppleCareProtection Plan or AppleCare+. Purchase Apple Care with your Mac and save with Apple education pricing.

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Last Modified:

July 29, 2022

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