Apple dealing with HUGE Mac delays across its lineup

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What you need to know

  • Apple's Mac range is in incredibly short supply.
  • New research shows that the new MacBook Pro and Mac Studio are experiencing delays of months when shipping to customers.
  • The only readily available Macs in the U.S. are the old M1 Mac lineup.

New research has revealed that Apple's Mac lineup across the board is experiencing huge delays and shortages, with customers being quoted weeks if not months for the delivery of most machines.

From Macworld:

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.

The report notes that the only readily available Macs in the U.S. are Apple's old M1 Macs, the MacBook Air with M1, 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1, Mac mini, and the 24-inch iMac.

Apple's best MacBook, the MacBook Pro (2021), has fallen to shipping times of 7-9 weeks in both the 14-inch and 16-inch models in the U.S., UK, Germany, and Australia. The same is true of the new Mac Studio, and the report notes that while shipping delays for products aren't uncommon, these times have tumbled in recent weeks.

It could be that customers on the hunt for a new Mac might do well to shop around on third-party outlets including Amazon. However, with WWDC just around the corner, the prospect of Apple unveiling a new Mac in the near future looms large, so it might be just as prudent to try and wait out long shipping lead times and the prospect of a new product.

Stephen Warwick
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9