Three months after their launch, the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros continue to see high demand and seemingly low supply, so much so that shipping dates are pushed back by weeks in most of Apple’s key markets.
In the US, the base 14-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro chip ships in three to four weeks, while for the high-end configuration with M1 Pro or M1 Max processors, wait until at least early March. As for the 16-inch model, the wait varies between five and six weeks for the basic model and goes back to the beginning of March for the high-end versions. Similar results are seen in most of Apple’s key markets around the world.
The reasons are related to a still high demand from users, but also to the lack of chips due to the global crisis in the sector which has already cost Apple around 6 billion dollars in the last quarter. Some pandemic-related restrictions are also contributing to slow MacBook Pro shipments, with the situation expected to improve in the spring.