Chinese industry has recently been hit hard by the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the country and the new lockdown. If the problems with the supply chain were much bigger, the situation has affected it negatively again. Earlier this month, 9to5Mac reported that new orders for the Macbook Pro and even existing orders that started in February were delayed until July. Now, Apple’s MacBook Pro, along with other products such as the iMac, Mac Studio and Studio Display, is lagging behind. Shipments of these products are now overdue until August as supply chain problems persist.
In early May, there were comments from users who ordered a custom configuration of the 16-inch MacBook Pro in February. Their order had been delayed before. However, they received another update from Apple, saying that the devices will not be shipped until the end of June or the beginning of July. A new delay also obviously includes even the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. Now, they arrive even on July 28 at the latest. The purchase of components also leads to more delays. If you purchase the Apple M1 Pro or Max chip, memory or storage, shipping time will be August 8th.
Apple’s website seems to be suffering from a lack of shares of the Apple MacBook Pro and other products
It is worth noting that the availability directly from the official Apple website seems to be the worst. Several retailers, including Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo and Best Buy now have various MacBook Pro configurations. Along with the new MacBook Pro, Mac Studio and Studio Display will also be shipped from Apple in late August. The standard iMac model is immediately available. However, if you upgrade the memory or storage, the product will be delayed until August.
There is no delay with the Apple M1 MacBook Pro 13 inches. In addition, the M1 MacBook Air will be available as a stock model from Apple in about a week. However, if you upgrade the memory or storage again, delivery will be delayed by one month. As with the MacBook Pro, there are other Macs available from Amazon and other retailers at the time of writing this article. Previously we thought that the supply of mini LED panels could be one of the issues with the delay in shipping MacBook Pro. However, with Apple’s wider range of products, such as the iMac, Mac Studio and others that face long waiting times when upgrading Apple M1 chips, memory or storage.
Surprisingly, in an earlier report, Tim Cook waited for the chain’s problems to disappear. Or at least wait for a great relief, now, the future of the situation is unclear. In addition, the problems will cost between $ 4 billion and $ 8 billion this quarter.
We’re curious to see if this will affect the upcoming iPhone 14 series or other upcoming products, such as Apple’s Mixed Reality headphones.