New MacBook Pro and AirPods 3 available for pickup at many Apple Stores

Apple Store Fifth Avenue New York
Apple Store Fifth Avenue New York (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • A number of Apple Stores have the new MacBook Pro and 3rd generation AirPods in stock.
  • Online orders for the new devices could result in delivery as far out as November or December.
  • Stock is limited, however, so check your local store's inventory before you stop by.

You might be able to grab that new MacBook Pro or AirPods faster from your local Apple Store.

Today, Apple officially launched its new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro and 3rd generation AirPods online and in stores. While a number of customers are still waiting on their preorders to get delivered, other customers are finding that they might actually have better luck at their local Apple Store.

While delivery dates for the new MacBook Pro and AirPods are pushing out as far as November or even December, Apple has tried to get certain configurations into its stores as well. Inventory, however, does vary between MacBook Pro configurations. For example, my local Apple Store had base model configurations of the 14-inch and 16-inch in stock but some of the higher tier configurations were not available.

Apple Airpods 3rd generation

Apple Airpods 3rd generation (Image credit: Apple)

If you already have a preorder in but it has not shipped, you could always cancel that order and place one for pickup at your local Apple Store. If the order is unable to be canceled, however, you'll either have to wait for your delivery or buy one at the store and then return the one that gets delivered.

The new MacBook Pro models contain the company's new M1 Pro and M1 Max processors, a mini-LED display, MagSafe charging, a new keyboard, and the return of a number of ports. It also announced new colors for the HomePod mini and a new subscription tier for Apple Music called the Voice plan.

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.