Apple released the on Friday Pre-orders for the new 13-inch MacBook Pro the entry-level class and thus ushered in the M2 generation. However, the start was anything but smooth, since Apple is obviously struggling with significant delivery bottlenecks, which could possibly also affect the new MacBook Air.
M2 MacBook Pro Shipping Delays
Apple has opened pre-orders for the new M2 MacBook Pro. It got off to a bit of a bumpy start, with Apple only taking pre-orders for the base model for the first few hours. All configurations with additional options were initially shown as “unavailable”.
Meanwhile, Apple has opened up pre-orders for custom configurations of the M2 MacBook Pro, allowing users to upgrade the device with up to 24GB of memory and 2TB of SSD storage. However, deliveries of the new MacBook Pro will probably be delayed until mid-July or early August.
The only MacBook Pro model that’s scheduled to ship on June 24, according to today’s ship specification, is the 8GB memory and 256GB storage option. All other configurations are backordered for the first week of July through the second week of August, although delivery times are subject to change.
What does this mean for the M2 MacBook Air?
The M2 MacBook Air with an all-new design is expected to launch sometime in July. Apple hasn’t announced an exact release date, so it’s possible that pre-orders for the new MacBook Air won’t start until the last week of July.
What worries us is the fact that the M2 MacBook Pro is likely to be far less in demand than the M2 MacBook Air. This suggests that the MacBook Air will be hard to come by and may only be available in base model configurations . It is to be hoped that Apple will give the MacBook Air a clear preference in production, as the company has already done with the iPhone, so that demand can be met in the best possible way.
It’s not known exactly where the MacBook Pro’s production bottleneck is, but it doesn’t look like the M2 chip is the culprit. Instead, it might have something to do with the more powerful RAM and storage components.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 is available in silver and space gray from 1,599 euros available from the Apple Online Store.
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