First Touch Bar MacBook Pro Orders Now Preparing for Shipment [Updated]

The first 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models equipped with a Touch Bar will soon be making it into the hands of customers, as initial MacBook Pro orders have shifted into the "Preparing for Shipment" stage.

Customers who ordered a MacBook Pro right when it became available for purchase on October 27 received shipping estimates ranging from November 17 to November 25, and with orders ready to go, it appears customers will begin receiving their machines next week.

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According to reports from MacRumors readers, it looks like 15-inch MacBook Pro models and custom ordered machines will be shipping out in the near future. We aren't yet seeing reports of order changes for 13-inch machines, but those should also be going out soon.

New MacBook Pro models sold out quickly, with shipping estimates slipping from 2-3 weeks to 3-4 weeks within a matter of hours after they went on sale. It is not yet known when stores will begin receiving supplies of the new MacBook Pro, but right around November 17 is a good guess.

Last week, Apple's Phil Schiller said Apple has received more online orders for the new MacBook Pro than for any previous-generation MacBook Pro. Sales estimates from Slice Intelligence have also suggested the new MacBook Pro has already outsold all competing laptops in 2016, despite its high price tag.

Pricing on the 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar begins at $1,799, while pricing on the 15-inch Touch Bar model begins at $2,399.

Update: Several MacRumors readers are now seeing "Preparing for Shipment" updates on 13-inch MacBook Pro orders as well.

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51 months ago
Tried one of the non-Emoji bar 13" ones in-office today. It's a thing of beauty, it really is. Only the 256 model and yet the SSD speeds are ludicrous too.



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51 months ago
The only good news this week.
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51 months ago
Of course they had strong preorders. It's the result of pent up demand caused by limiting the supply of new MacBook Pros for 18 + months.
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51 months ago
I wanna see some GeekBench scores on the 15"
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51 months ago
Is it a machine or a device?

"Sales estimates from Slice Intelligence have also suggested the new MacBook Pro has already outsold all competing laptops ('https://www.macrumors.com/2016/11/09/new-macbook-pro-has-outsold-all-competitors/') in 2016, despite its high price tag."

By dollar volume, not unit sales count.
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51 months ago
Jingle bells, Dongles all the way, jingle bells, dongles all the way. Happy Xmas
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