Where to preorder MacBook Pro 16-inch M3 Pro and Max

MacBook Pro 16-inch preorders
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The 'Scary Fast' Apple event came and went on October 30, and we’ve seen some brand new MacBooks to potentially spend our money on — alongside a brand new chip with some cool new features and big performance gains.

The new MacBook Pro 16-inch model is just one of those models, but as it's packed with an M3 Pro or M3 Max, it will be very desirable for those who do a lot of video editing and other powerful tasks on a Mac.

With the M3 Pro and Max chips included in these new models, they will be seen as the ultimate portable Macs – and you’ll be wondering where and when you can get one.

At the moment the only way to get one on release day is by pre-ordering. With this in mind, we know just the places to do that.

What’s new?

The MacBook Pro 16-inch always comes with the most powerful chips, and this time that’s in the form of the M3 Pro and Max chips. They're 30% faster than the M1 chips that you might be upgrading from, and they proved improvements in battery life. 

That's because the 3nm process used to build them uses far less power than previous chips, allowing for more staying power from the latest laptops.

However, any MacBook Pro that has an M3 Pro and above also comes in a great Space Black color. This means that any 16-inch model will have this as an option as you approach the pre-order button.

Where to look first

Preorder MacBook 16-inch

MacBook Pro 16-inch M3 |From $2399 at Apple

MacBook Pro 16-inch M3 | <a href="https://apple.sjv.io/c/221109/435031/7613?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.apple.com%2Fshop%2Fbuy-mac%2Fmacbook-pro%2F16-inch" data-link-merchant="apple.com"" target="_blank">From $2399 at Apple

Go straight to the source and preorder your new 16-inch MacBook at Apple. This will mean you’ve got all the spec options like storage and RAM, and you’re more likely to get it shipped as close to the release date as possible.


MacBook Pro 16-inch M3 | <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fs%3Fk%3DMacBook%2BPro%2BM3%2BPro%26crid%3D1NAGBGFLBLNIC%26sprefix%3Dmacbook%2Bpro%2Bm3%2Bpro%252Caps%252C142%26ref%3Dnb_sb_noss_2%26tag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Search at Amazon

If you preorder from Amazon, then you’ll be a little more restricted with what kind of specs you can stick into your machine — although you’ll get faster postage with Prime delivery.

MacBook Pro 16-inch M3 |Search at B&amp;H Photo

MacBook Pro 16-inch M3 | <a href="https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?q=MacBook+Pro+M3&sts=ma&BI=20811&KBID=16572&SID=hawk-custom-tracking" data-link-merchant="bhphotovideo.com"" target="_blank">Search at B&H Photo

Grab a MacBook Pro 16 inch from B&H Photo, and you'll be presented with all the customization options and color versions. There's speedy shipping here as well.

MacBook Pro 16-inch M3 |Search at Target

MacBook Pro 16-inch M3 | <a href="https://goto.target.com/c/221109/81938/2092?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fs%3FsearchTerm%3DMacBook%2BPro%2B16%26tref%3Dtypeahead%257Cterm%257CMacBook%2BPro%2B16%257C%257C%257Chistory" data-link-merchant="target.com"">Search at Target

This one is a great place to preorder if you’re not sure whether you’ll be in for a delivery, as you can opt to collect from your local store. There are often deals here as well to help you save money.

Preorder Q&A

When will the MacBook Pro 14 and 16-inch with M3 come out?

The MacBook Pro 14 and 16-inch were announced at the ‘Scary Fast’ Apple event, and the majority of models will be released on November 7. But the 16-inch M3 Max model will be out in 'late November'.

Are there going to be supply issues?

These machines are the most likely of the new MacBooks to see some supply issues. This may be why the M3 Max 16-inch MacBook Pro is the only one coming in 'late November.' They are going to be more popular than the cheaper options, especially with those new and more-powerful 3nm M3 Pro and M3 Max chips.

How much is the MacBook Pro 14 and 16-inch?

In its base form, the MacBook Pro 16-inch with M3 Pro costs $2499. That price rises every time you increase one of the specs.

Tammy Rogers
Senior Staff Writer

As iMore's Senior Staff writer, Tammy uses her background in audio and Masters in screenwriting to pen engaging product reviews and informative buying guides. The resident audiophile (or audio weirdo), she's got an eye for detail and a love of top-quality sound. Apple is her bread and butter, with attention on HomeKit and Apple iPhone and Mac hardware. You won't find her far away from a keyboard even outside of working at iMore – in her spare time, she spends her free time writing feature-length and TV screenplays. Also known to enjoy driving digital cars around virtual circuits, to varying degrees of success. Just don't ask her about AirPods Max - you probably won't like her answer.