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Potential owners of the new MacBook Pro models will wait a long time for their order, and some default configurations will not be delivered in the United States until December.
In the early pre-orders of the 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook, delivery dates slipped within minutes of opening on October 18th. Less than a week later, it seems that some buyers may have to wait until December, even if they order a release date before Tuesday.
Apple’s online store warns potential buyers of the 14-inch model that deliveries to the United States could arrive between November 16 and 23 for standard options. For the 16-inch model, the same default settings say that deliveries will take place between November 23 and December 1.
For customers looking for a customized MacBook Pro configuration, the wait is even longer. In both variants, the change from the default to the custom specification expands the delivery estimate between December 2nd and 9th.
For some configurations, the delivery estimate is even higher, between December 9th and 16th. This seems to be more the case when customers choose both a chip and a memory upgrade.
Order delays affect other countries as well, not just the United States. In the UK, the online store says the default configurations for the 14-inch model can be delivered between November 16 and November 23, while the 16-inch extends from November 23 to November 30.
For now, it is unclear how this will affect the stocks of new models in stores, but they will most likely be quite limited from the very beginning.
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