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MacBook Pro inventory scarce amid rumors of imminent refresh

16 Inch M1x Macbook Pro Concept
16 Inch M1x Macbook Pro Concept (Image credit: Antonio De Rosa (MacBook concept))

What you need to know

  • In-store availability of the 16-inch MacBook Pro is hard to find right now.
  • The laptop is still available for shipping, but finding it in-store is a tough task.
  • The inventory issue is curious as Apple is rumored to be releasing a new model this month.

In-store inventory of the 16-inch MacBook Pro is lacking right now.

As spotted by YouTuber Luke Miani, inventory of the current generation of the 16-inch MacBook Pro is scarce in Apple Stores. Upon checking the Apple Store website, he realized that all of the retail stores around him had no stock of the laptop.

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I personally checked the Apple Stores around my area as well and found that there was no inventory to be found at all for the ten stores that showed up in my search. The laptop, despite being available for shipping, appears to be disappearing from Apple Stores all over the place.

The finding is very curious and could be one more indication that Apple plans to release a new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro at a virtual event in October. Rumors of the redesigned MacBook Pro, powered by a yet unannounced Apple Silicon processor, have been swirling for about a year now.

The rumored MacBook Pro is expected to feature a new design, mini-LED display, and upgraded Apple Silicon processor. it is also expected to ditch the Touch Bar and bring back a number of connections including HDMI and an SD card.

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Joe Wituschek
Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.

2 Comments
  • Seems like the gossip is lining up and a Mac event is quickly coming, possibly as soon as Tuesday the 12th. I’m really Looking forward to seeing what they’ve done with M1X (if it’ll be called M1X). If benches go well past M1? The coming Ms in 2022 are going to be serious powerhouses.
  • Every web site uses that same graphic (render) of the new MacBook Pro, but it isn't going to look like that at all. The reason being, that this render shows the lid as being significantly *thinner* than the current model, meaning it wouldn't even fit the silly little camera they have in there now, when in fact, solid rumours have it that the camera will be upgraded this time to an even *better* camera than the current one. You can't have both things. You can't have even the *current* camera with a laptop lid as thin as that one. Impossible.