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MacBook Pro With Touch Bar Now Available for Purchase at Some Apple Retail Stores

Just a day after the first MacBook Pro with Touch Bar orders began arriving to customers, a select number of Apple retail stores have received stock and are offering limited quantities of the new machine.

MacRumors reader Nicholas was able to purchase a new 15-inch MacBook Pro at the Apple Store in La Brea, California, and according to a Reddit thread, several other stores across California have also been selling Touch Bar MacBook Pro models. New MacBook Pros have been spotted in Rancho Cucamonga, Fairview, Emeryville, and Walnut Creek, and one Redditor claims to have purchased a 13-inch MacBook Pro from the Soho Apple Store in New York, while a MacRumors reader says he found a MacBook Pro in New Jersey.

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In other parts of the United States, stores do not yet have Touch Bar MacBook Pro models available for purchase, but multiple customers have been told to expect the machines to be in stock starting tomorrow. At some locations, however, customers have been told no MacBook Pro models will be available before Thanksgiving, so country-wide in-store availability may not happen for a few weeks.

Along with limited stock, Apple retail stores are expected to have display models on hand before the end of the week. In Hong Kong, the Touch Bar MacBook Pro has been on display since yesterday, and several customers have reported being told that display models will be in stores as soon as Wednesday.

In store pickup is not available for the new MacBook Pros, so customers hoping to skip the 4 to 5 week wait for a Touch Bar machine will need to call or visit an Apple retail store in person to check stock levels.

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30 months ago
I can get ripped off in person now!
Rating: 57 Votes
30 months ago

MacRumors reader Nicholas was able to purchase a new 15-inch MacBook Pro at the Apple Store

Nicholas is so cool and capable. Wow.

/s
Rating: 28 Votes
30 months ago

U sound mad must be to broke and can't afford it

I don't think they sound mad. You made an assumption, so you must wear striped pants and ceaselessly blink the Morse code for "waffle iron".
Rating: 26 Votes
30 months ago
This years stocking stuffers, Apple adapters and dongles.
Rating: 23 Votes
30 months ago

This years stocking stuffers, Apple adapters and dongles.


Why not a big sack of whine... Seems to be all the rage around here...
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I feel quite bad for the Apple Store staff who I suspect are going to have to give the same answers to questions about adapters and dongles over and over again regarding these machines. I'm sure a large percentage of customers will have researched it beforehand and know what they're buying into if they decide to get one of these, but still...


Anyone "asking", is just throlling, like most of the people constantly playing the tiny violin around here.

You know what your buying, and Apple's stuff has always been at the high end, in fact in the past
it has been proportionally much more expensive than now.
If someone can't afford the $200-300 extra, that person is certainly not buying this thing for work
that needs a bit of processing power or the highest quality build or attention to details,
and should probably buy something else.
Rating: 21 Votes
30 months ago
"Hi! Welcome to Apple Store. You need a new rMBP? Sure! We'll love to rip you off. You get a new feature: soldered SSD."
Rating: 15 Votes
30 months ago


Anyone "asking", is just throlling, like most of the people constantly playing the tiny violin around here.

You know what your buying, and Apple's stuff has always been at the high end, in fact in the past
it has been proportionally much more expensive than now.
If someone can't afford the $200-300 extra, that person is certainly not buying this thing for work
that needs a bit of processing power or the highest quality build or attention to details,
and should probably buy something else.


I don't think that's a reasonable argument.

The idea that actual customers (by which I mean existing mac users looking to buy a new MBP) might need to check the new machines would work in a similar fashion to their old machines doesn't seem that fanciful to me.

It isn't really just about the money. It's also about carrying adapters to places just in case you might need them, or thinking you don't but then finding you did... it's added hassle and friction for the user.

It's being given a USB flash drive at work and not being to access it immediately. Or needing to hook up a projector but forgetting the HDMI adapter.

Are those impossible scenarios that only a troll would suggest to waste an Apple Store staff member's time? Is that what you're saying?
Rating: 12 Votes
30 months ago

They probably have a stock of prepared answers, recited several times in a backroom presentation to staff, ready to diffuse all customer questions.


I'm sure you're right. Let me predict some of those answers...

'Buy the adapter'
'Buy the other adapter'
'Buy the other other adapter'
'Let me just check for you... yes, you can buy the adapter'
'No, that requires an adapter'
'No, the adapters cost more on top'
'Yeah, sorry, but at least you can buy the adapters for now!'

Those answers might satisfy some customers, but it might not really work for some others.
Rating: 12 Votes
30 months ago

I can get ripped off in person now!



U sound mad must be to broke and can't afford it
Rating: 11 Votes
30 months ago

I won't be buying one. I'll be buying the previous generation. Hopefully Apple will come to their senses and make a REAL MacBook Pro. Not some prosumer version.


No more likely than to make a real MacPro again -- who even knows if they'll update the current one. That era is past unfortunately. We are looking at the future of Mac here like it or not. And I wouldn't even call this MBP a "prosumer" version. It's outright mainstream consumer. It's why emojis got such a big mention during the event demo.
Rating: 11 Votes

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