Some MacBook Pro Models Seeing Significantly Extended Delivery Times Due to Lockdowns in China

High-end MacBook Pro models are experiencing extended delivery times due to component shortages and ongoing lockdowns in China caused by the global pandemic, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

macbook pro 4
In the online Apple Store, M1 Max and custom M1 Pro versions of the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro deliveries are delayed until late May or early June, and in-store pickups are unavailable until June.


We have also heard from several MacRumors readers who were waiting on MacBook Pro models ordered in March and April and who have now had their shipments significantly delayed because of Apple's supply issues.

MacRumors reader Eric, for example, ordered in March and was supposed to receive his machine by April 22, but now his order has been delayed until mid-May. MacRumors reader Vera was supposed to get an ‌M1 Max‌ MacBook Pro on April 13, but now the estimated delivery date is May 9 to May 16.

We've received several reports from frustrated Apple customers who have been patiently waiting for their MacBook Pro models to arrive in April, and many of them are now being forced to wait until at least May as Apple tries to solve its supply issues.

Apple might provide more color on its supply chain problems during Q2 2022 earnings call which is set to take place on Thursday, April 28. In addition to MacBook Pro shipping delays, Apple is also seeing delays for the Mac Studio with M1 Ultra chips, and some Intel-based Mac Pro models.

The MacBook Air, Mac mini, and iMac appear to be readily available, as do Apple's iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches.

Top Rated Comments

contacos Avatar
17 weeks ago
Giving mine a hug right now after reading those upsetting news ?
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JosephAW Avatar
17 weeks ago
Might be time to set up a second plant in India as well for the computers:rolleyes:
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ThisBougieLife Avatar
17 weeks ago
China's "zero tolerance" COVID policy is absurd. Other countries have learned to live with it; China still thinks they can completely eradicate it. It's a fool's errand.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jz0309 Avatar
17 weeks ago
For everyone thinking the pandemic is over, think again, it will take a loooong time to recover…
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dmylrea Avatar
17 weeks ago

On March 30, I ordered a 14" base model with an SSD upgrade to 1TB. As of now, Apple still shows the expected delivery date between April 20 and 27, same as when I ordered it.

I know this might get pushed back to May, but for now it's the same as before.

If you order the same model today, the expected delivery date is between June 1 and June 16. Yikes.
Or the Apple Refurbished store has a great selection right now with immediate delivery.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
falkon-engine Avatar
17 weeks ago
If apple can’t even supply existing orders of m1 max machines, given the ongoing supply chain issues + lockdowns, why do we believe that m2 is coming in June at WWDC, at any significant volume?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

macbook pro 4

Apple's MacBook Pro Supplier Resumes Production at Shanghai Plant

Tuesday May 3, 2022 1:59 am PDT by
Apple supplier Quanta is gradually resuming its production of MacBooks at its Chinese plant following the easing of lockdowns in Shanghai, reports DigiTimes. Order pull-ins are also said to be slowly turning strong at the production facility, according to supply chain sources, which should boost the availability of MacBook Pro models and shorten the extended delivery times that Apple...
13inch macbook pro yellow 2

Some Custom Configured M2 MacBook Pro Models Delayed Until August

Friday June 17, 2022 1:07 pm PDT by
Apple this morning began accepting orders for the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 chip, and as with many other Macs, this new machine is facing some shipping delays. Select custom configurations of the M2 MacBook Pro with upgraded unified memory are backordered, and will not be available for delivery until August. All 13-inch MacBook Pro models in the United States with the 24GB unified memory...
14 vs 16 inch mbp feature

MacBook Pro Supplier Considering Relocating Factory to Increase Production

Wednesday May 18, 2022 6:40 am PDT by
Apple supplier Quanta Computer is considering the feasibility of relocating its MacBook Pro production to its factory in Chongqing, China, as output at its Shanghai plant remains constrained by lockdown restrictions, according to industry sources cited by DigiTimes. The move could gradually boost the availability of MacBook Pro models and shorten the extended delivery times that Apple...
macbook pro 4

MacBook Pro Assemblers in China Unlikely to Return to Pre-Lockdown Production Levels Before July

Thursday May 12, 2022 5:11 am PDT by
Apple's MacBook Pro assemblers in China are unlikely to return to pre-lockdown production levels until July because of insufficient manpower and logistical problems, based on the latest industry report. Notebook manufacturers in major cities in eastern China have been resuming operations following the recent gradual easing of lockdowns, but those in Shanghai are currently only operating at...
Touch Bar 13 Inch MacBook Pro

Apple Adds Eight More Macs to Vintage Products List

Monday August 1, 2022 5:52 pm PDT by
As expected, Apple today updated its vintage products list with eight more MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and iMac models released in 2015 and 2016. Notably, the first MacBook Pro models with the Touch Bar are now classified as vintage. Apple introduced the Touch Bar in October 2016 as part of a complete redesign of the MacBook Pro. Apple has since removed the Touch Bar from higher-end...
macbook pro box apple

MacBook Pro Shipments Still 'Seriously Delayed' By China Lockdowns

Monday May 9, 2022 2:15 am PDT by
Apple supplier Quanta's ability to manufacture MacBook Pro models at its Shanghai site remains seriously hampered despite the easing of lockdowns and resumption of production, reports DigiTimes. According to the Taiwan-based supply chain website, Quanta has so far only been able to restore around 30% production capacity at its Shanghai site since lockdowns ended last month. Quanta is the...
14in MacBook Pro Deals Red Orange

Deals: Take Up to $250 Off Apple's 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pros on Amazon

Wednesday July 6, 2022 6:10 am PDT by
Amazon has introduced a few markdowns on Apple's 2021 MacBook Pro family this week, including an all-time low price on the 1TB 16-inch MacBook Pro. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. 14-inch MacBook Pro Starting with the 14-inch MacBook Pro, you...
14 inch macbook pro deal blue

Deals: Apple's 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pros Hit All-Time Low Prices on Amazon

Thursday July 14, 2022 6:38 am PDT by
In the wake of Prime Day we aren't tracking as many discounts as we were earlier in the week, but Amazon is offering a handful of solid markdowns on the 2021 MacBook Pro lineup today. These include multiple all-time low prices on the 14-inch and 16-inch models of the MacBook Pro. 14-inch MacBook Pro You can get the 14-inch MacBook Pro (8-Core M1 Pro/512GB) for $1,799.00 in Silver and Space...

Popular Stories

Apple Watch Series 7 Starlight Midnight

Standard Apple Watch Series 8 Rumored to Feature Same Design as Series 7

Friday August 5, 2022 7:46 am PDT by
The standard 41mm and 45mm models of the Apple Watch Series 8 will feature the same design as the Apple Watch Series 7, according to Twitter user @ShrimpApplePro, who was first to reveal that iPhone 14 Pro models would feature a new pill-and-hole display. Titanium will not be an option for the standard Apple Watch Series 8 models either, according to @ShrimpApplePro, but Bloomberg's Mark...
cook sept 2020 event

Gurman: Apple Preparing Pre-Recorded iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 Event

Sunday August 7, 2022 6:13 am PDT by
Apple has "started to record" its virtual September event, where it's expected to announce the upcoming iPhone 14 lineup, the Apple Watch Series 8, and a new "rugged" Apple Watch model, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Writing in his latest Power On newsletter, Gurman says the event, which is expected to take place in the early part of September, is already under production, implying...
iPhone 14 Pro Purple Front and Back MacRumors Exclusive

Five iPhone 14 Rumors You May Have Missed

Thursday August 4, 2022 6:05 am PDT by
With August upon us, the countdown is officially on. We're just weeks away from when we're expecting Apple to announce the iPhone 14 lineup. Rumors of the next iPhone start early in the year, and as a result, some details about the upcoming device sometimes get lost in the crowd. Exclusive MacRumors iPhone 14 Pro renders by graphic designer Ian Zelbo To help MacRumors readers, we've created a ...
banish safari app pop ups

New iOS App Blocks Those Annoying 'Open in App' Pop-Ups in Safari

Friday August 5, 2022 2:47 am PDT by
You've probably experienced visiting a website like Reddit or LinkedIn on your iPhone only to be greeted with an annoying, almost full-screen pop-up urging you to view the content in their app instead of on the website. It's a common practice for websites that have accompanying iOS apps to push users to open (if they already have the app installed) or download their app from the App Store to ...
top stories 7aug22

Top Stories: iPadOS 16 Delayed, iPhone 14 Pro Rumors, Studio Display Speaker Issues

Saturday August 6, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
The big Apple news this week was word that the upcoming iPadOS 16 update apparently won't be arriving alongside its counterpart update for the iPhone in September, largely due to a need to continue refining the new Stage Manager multitasking feature. Other popular stories this week included more hints about the iPhone 14 Pro's rumored always-on display, potential design leaks for the...