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New MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models arrive at select Apple stores

Apple's new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models are trickling in to the company's retail stores, though it appears only select flagship locations are being granted early access to the hotly anticipated laptop.


MacBook Pro with Touch Bar display at Nanjing Road Apple store. | Source: @qiuping


Apple retail visitors posted pictures of in-store MacBook Pro with Touch Bar display models to various social media sites on Tuesday, a day after the first pre-order units arrived at customers' doorsteps.

According to online accounts posted to Twitter and Instagram, most stores with available stock received supply within a few hours of this writing. Developer Kevin Dente, for example, said his California Apple store at around 1:30 p.m. local time.

Photos posted to Instagram show MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models gracing display tables at Apple's Hong Kong flagship in ifc mall. The Nanjing Road Apple store in Shanghai also has limited supply on hand, though display floor units are running demo software behind glass enclosures, as seen above.

As usual, Apple has not disclosed an exact shipment timeline to store staff, though quick spot checks performed by AppleInsider reveal many locations are still waiting for their first units to arrive. Even the company's flagship Union Square store in San Francisco has yet to receive its allotment.

For those interested in checking out the new laptop in person before purchasing, we suggest calling your local Apple outlet to confirm stock on hand before making the trip down.

Alternatively, buyers who want to bypass Apple's current four to five week shipping quote times, authorized dealer MacMall today updated its website to reflect a three-day lead time on all eight MacBook Pro with Touch Bar configurations.