If you’re interested in getting the new 13-inch MacBook Pro (M2, 2022), Apple’s first laptop with its M2 chip, you might have to wait as it looks like some models won’t be released until August.
As Mac Rumors Reports (opens in new tab)shipping delays are hitting the custom configurations of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, so if you configure it to come with 24GB of memory, you’ll be expecting a US delivery between August 3rd and 10th.
If you buy Apple’s set configurations, however, you can get it quickly, with delivery starting on June 24th, which is the official launch day of the new laptop.
It’s the same story in the UK, where base models are available on June 24th. However, setting the memory to 16GB sees the delivery date drop to July 4th – July 6th, and increasing it to 24GB moves the delivery estimate to August 2nd – August 9th. Changing the amount of storage can also affect the delivery date.
In Australia, choosing 24GB of memory means the new 13-inch MacBook Pro will ship in ‘5-6 weeks’ rather than launch day as models with less memory will start shipping.
If you’re happy to use any of the base models, which come with the M2 chip, 8GB of unified memory, and 256GB or 512GB of storage, you should still get it on launch day later this week.
However, if you want more ambitious specs, including the new 24GB memory option, which is one of the key selling points of the M2 chip, then you might have to wait months to get it.
Analysis: Supply issues persist
The news that some 13-inch MacBook Pro models will be delayed is disappointing – but sadly not too surprising. We’ve seen some MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021) and MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021) models become hard to come by, with current shipping estimates for new orders now through August.
Apple also publicly indicated that supply issues would affect its products throughout 2022, which could cost the company between $4 and $8 billion.
This makes us particularly worried about the new MacBook Air (M2, 2022). Unlike the 13-inch MacBook Pro (M2, 2022), the new MacBook Air comes with a complete redesign – as does the M2 chip – and this can exacerbate supply issues.
Also, while the 13-inch MacBook Pro is slated to launch this Friday, June 24, Apple has yet to give a concrete release date for the new MacBook Air, simply telling us it will be released in ‘July’. .
All of which leads us to suspect that the MacBook Air can be quite difficult to obtain, especially if you choose to configure it beyond the basic specs. This is one of those moments, however, where we hope to be wrong.