16-inch MacBook Pro power adapter out of stock ahead of expected revamp

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Ahead of an expected next-generation 16-inch MacBook Pro debut, Apple's online store is showing significant shipping delays for the current model's power adapter.

The 16-inch MacBook Pro's 96W USB-C power adapter is currently out of stock on the U.S. Online Apple Store, with estimated delivery times quoted at two to three months. Other countries are showing identical stock-outs, with the accessory not available in many brick-and-mortar stores.

Apple does not explain the long wait times and other power adapters, like 61W USB-C and 30W USB-C models, ship immediately, suggesting the issue does not involve the ongoing global chip shortage.

According to MacRumors, which spotted the supply inconsistency on Tuesday, one authorized reseller says its distributors don't have the part in stock.

The 96W USB-C power adapter has been available through Apple's online store since its introduction alongside the 16-inch MacBook Pro in 2019. Whether constrained supply points to the imminent release of a successor model is unclear, though Apple has in the past discontinued MacBook accessories as new equipment arrives.

Apple is anticipated to launch new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models this fall with a broad redesign that includes a Mini LED display, Apple Silicon chips, a wider variety of ports, physical function keys and more.

Reports earlier this month claimed Apple's new Mini LED MacBook Pros are on schedule for a fall debut, with a hardware announcement potentially slated for October.