Apple Silicon M1 Mac delivery times slip into 2021 for higher-end configurations

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If you want more than a basic configuration of the new Apple Silicon Macs with M1 chips, it may be too late to get it before Christmas.

On the morning of December 3, the standard configurations of all the new M1 Macs are still showing December delivery dates when ordering directly from Apple. Among standard options, all but the $1,249 MacBook Air configuration arrive before Christmas.

However, many custom configurations with upgraded RAM or storage have fallen back to January. And, AppleInsider has learned that this delayed shipping is happening to some previous orders as well.

For example, customers ordering a 13-inch MacBook Pro with a 1TB storage upgrade are looking at a January 13 estimated delivery from Apple. Apple is estimating a maxed-out MacBook Air will arrive between January 20 and January 27.

Even if you're shopping for a standard configuration of an Apple Silicon Mac, you may want to act quickly to get it in time for the holidays. With delivery dates beginning to slip after the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping frenzy, it's likely even standard-configuration deliveries will slip into 2021, under pressure from the holidays and the ongoing supply chain issues.

Apple resellers are also experiencing delayed ship dates, many of which coincide with Apple or run a week behind.

With the wait, though, comes benefits compared to ordering from Apple directly. Holiday shoppers looking for the best deal on the new M1 Macs can save up to $150. Exclusive coupon code deals from multiple resellers are at your fingertips in the following price guides.

Here is the full list of M1 Mac delivery dates at the time of publication:

MacBook Air with Apple Silicon

Standard configs

  • Apple M1 Chip with 8Core CPU and 7Core GPU,256GB Storage ($999) - Dec 11-18
  • Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU,512GB Storage ($1,249) - Dec 28

Custom configs

  • Apple M1 Chip with 8Core CPU and 7Core GPU, 8GB + 512GB Storage ($1,199) - Dec 29
  • Apple M1 Chip with 8Core CPU and 7Core GPU, 8GB + 2TB storage ($1,399) - Jan 6-13
  • Apple M1 Chip with 8Core CPU and 7Core GPU, 8GB + 2TB storage ($1,799) - Jan 20-27
  • Apple M1 Chip with 8Core CPU and 7Core GPU, 256GB Storage + 16GB ($1,199) - Dec 29
  • Apple M1 Chip with 8Core CPU and 7Core GPU, 16GB + 512GB Storage ($1,399) - Dec 29
  • Apple M1 Chip with 8Core CPU and 7Core GPU, 16GB + 1TB Storage ($1,599) - Jan 6-13
  • Apple M1 Chip with 8Core CPU and 7Core GPU, 16GB + 2TB Storage ($1,999) - Jan 20-27
  • Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU + 1TB Storage ($1,449) - Jan 6-13
  • Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU + 2TB Storage ($1,849) - Jan 20-27
  • Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU + 512GB Storage + 16GB ($2,049) - Jan 20-27
  • Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU + 16GB + 1TB storage ($1,649) - Dec 28-Jan 5
  • Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU + 16GB + 2TB storage ($2,049) - Jan 20-27

13-inch MacBook Pro with Apple Silicon

Standard configs

  • Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU, 256GB Storage ($1,299) - Dec 11-18
  • Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU, 512GB Storage ($1,499) - Dec 11-18

Custom configs

  • Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU, 8GB + 512BG Storage ($1,499) - Dec 29
  • Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU, 8GB + 1TB Storage ($1,699) - Jan 13
  • Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU, 8GB + 2TB Storage ($2,099) - Jan 27
  • Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU, 256GB Storage + 16GB ($1,499) - Dec 29
  • Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU + 16GB + 512GB ($1,699) - Dec 29
  • Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU + 16GB + 1TB ($1,899) - Jan 13
  • Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU + 16GB + 2TB ($2,299) - Jan 27

Mac mini with Apple Silicon

Standard configs

  • Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU, 256GB Storage ($699) - Dec 7-9
  • Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU, 512GB Storage ($899) - Dec 7

Custom configs

  • Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU, 8GB + 512GB Storage ($899) - Dec 14-16
  • Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU, 8GB + 1TB Storage ($1,099) - Jan 12
  • Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU, 8GB + 2TB Storage ($1,499) - Jan 26
  • Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU, 256GB Storage + 16GB ($899) - Dec 28
  • Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU + 16GB + 512GB ($1,099) - Dec 28
  • Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU + 16GB + 1TB ($1,299) - Jan 12
  • Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU + 16GB + 2TB ($1,699) - Jan 26

You can follow AppleInsider for the latest M1 Mac prices and ship dates both from Apple and Authorized Resellers.

 

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