If you want a custom Mac Studio or MacBook Pro, expect to wait up to three months
Orders for anything but the base specification of the Mac Studio or MacBook Pro are now facing significant delays.
Apple's online Configure to Order options for the Mac Studio, 14-inch MacBook Pro, and 16-inch MacBook Pro have all been delayed. Similar to when the devices were first released, each is now backordered for anywhere up to "10 to 12 weeks," according to Apple's online store.
Currently a base 16-inch MacBook Pro can be ordered and picked up today, while the base M1 Max Mac Studio can be delivered in eight days. The base 14-inch MacBook Pro is typically now estimated be delivered from June 27 to July 12.
The base M1 Ultra Mac Studio is the same June 27 to July 12.
It's the configured options that show much greater wait times. Making any change whatsoever — from choosing a different processor, to adding software — and the dates at present change to:
- M1 Max Mac Studio: June 24 to July 1
- M1 Ultra Mac Studio: "10-12 weeks"
- 14-inch MacBook Pro: July 6 to July 21
- 16-inch MacBook Pro: July 6 to July 21
Apple's Studio Display is also seeing delays, with all configurations — different stands, optional nanotexture screen — taking 8-10 weeks to ship.
These sorts of delays are now familiar when a device has just been launched, and it's a demonstration of the original demand. There can be similarly lengthening shipping dates when Apple is running down stocks in preparation for new devices, but none of these models are likely to be replaced for a long time.
It's possible, then, that the delays are due to the global chip shortage, or perhaps from China's coronavirus lockdown procedures halting production at many suppliers.
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