Apple’s fastest M1 Macs are severely constrained as WWDC looms

It is often said that clues about what Apple is to launch at an upcoming event can be found if you take a look at Apple’s online store to see the expected shipping dates on certain products. So normally, a long wait time for Apple products ahead of WWDC would be a sure sign that something’s new coming, but in these days of global component shortages, there are plenty of reasons why buying a Mac isn’t as easy as it used to be.

Still, the timing isn’t great. As Apple readies the release of a new macOS beta, many developers are going to be looking for new machines in June to test out their apps, and they could be in for a long wait. Shipping of most MacBook Pros models is delayed for months, and stock of the new Mac Studio, especially the M1 Ultra model, is similarly constrained.

In fact, the only Macs that don’t appear to be in short supply in the U.S. are the older M1 Macs: the MacBook Air (1-2 weeks), and the 13-inch MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and 24-inch iMac, all of which are mostly available for shipping immediately. But Apple’s higher-end Macs are all severely constrained, leaving its most demanding customers in a bind.

While Apple shipping delays are hardly a new phenomenon, particularly with newer products, just last month, many of these products were being shipped within 2-3 weeks, with the M1 Max MacBook Pros having a six-weeks backlog. So it’s getting bad out there. Here’s when you can expect to get your Mac if you order from the Apple Store today:

14-inch Macbook Pro

  • U.S.: Delivery from July 11 to 25 (8-10 weeks)
  • U.K.: Delivery from July 11 to 25 (8-10 weeks)
  • Germany: Delivery in 7-9 weeks
  • Australia: Delivery from July 11 to 25 (8-10 weeks)

16-inch Macbook Pro

  • U.S.: Delivery from July 11 to 25 (8-10 weeks)
  • U.K.: Delivery from July 9 to 23 (7-9 weeks)
  • Germany: Delivery in 7-9 weeks
  • Australia: Delivery from July 11 to 25 (7-9 weeks)
If you want a 14-inch MacBook Pro expect a wait of about 7-8 weeks if you buy from Apple.

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MacBook Air

  • U.S.: Delivery from May 26 to June 3 (1-2 weeks)
  • U.K.: Delivery from July 9 to July 16 (7-9 weeks)
  • Germany: Delivery in 6-8 weeks
  • Australia: Delivery from May 26-June 3 (1-2 weeks)

Mac Studio

  • U.S.: Delivery from May 26 to June 3 (1-2 weeks) for M1 Max; July 11 to 25 (8-10 weeks) for M1 Ultra
  • U.K.: Delivery from May 28 to June 4 (1-2 weeks) for M1 Max; July 9 to 23 (7-9 weeks) for M1 Ultra
  • Germany: Delivery in 1-2 weeks for M1 Max; 7-9 weeks for M1 Ultra
  • Australia: Delivery from May 26 to June 3 (1-2 weeks) for M1 Max; July 11 to 25 (8-10 weeks) for M1 Ultra
There’s a 9-10 week wait if you want to buy a M1 Ultra Mac Studio from Apple right now!

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However, not every Mac is unavailable. You can still order these Macs in the Apple Store and get them (almost) immediately:

13-inch Macbook Pro

  • U.S.: Delivery today or tomorrow
  • U.K.: Delivery today or tomorrow
  • Germany: Delivery tomorrow
  • Australia: Delivery tomorrow

iMac

  • U.S.: Delivery tomorrow
  • U.K.: Delivery today (£1,449 model by May 28)
  • Germany: Delivery today or tomorrow
  • Australia: Delivery from May 27 to June 6 (1-2 weeks)

Mac mini

  • U.S.: Delivery today or tomorrow
  • U.K.: Delivery today or tomorrow
  • Germany: Delivery tomorrow
  • Australia: Delivery today or tomorrow

Just because Apple has low stock right now doesn’t mean you won’t be able to buy one of the above Macs. We can confirm that various retailers do still have stock of certain Macs – and many of them are offering great discounts. Check out these articles that include the best deals on Mac you can get.

Source : Macworld