Some Custom Configured M2 MacBook Pro Models Delayed Until August

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.

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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 upgrade selected are listing delivery dates from August 3 to August 10.

Stock MacBook Pro models are available for delivery on launch day, which is Friday, June 24, but other memory and SSD upgrades push delivery back until at least July.

It is no surprise to see shipping delays for the 13-inch MacBook Pro because Apple has been dealing with Mac supply shortages for most of the year. 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, even stock configurations, are not arriving to customers until mid-August in some cases.

Apple has said that these supply issues can be attributed to ongoing component shortages and manufacturing issues caused by the global pandemic.

During the April earnings call, Apple CFO Luca Maestri said that Apple was expecting ongoing supply issues to impact product sales into the third fiscal quarter of 2022. Apple had issues meeting demand in the second quarter, and was expecting these problems to worsen later in the year.

The supply constraints are expected to cost Apple $4 to $8 billion, and will impact many of Apple's product categories.

Apple has not yet announced a launch date for the ‌M2‌ MacBook Air, but given the Mac delays we've seen for the entirety of 2022, supply shortages can be expected.

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Enlightened Doggo Avatar
25 months ago

Why 24gb on MacBook Air? Is he going to max that ram out daily? Is it worth the way?

I'm doing fine with M1 Pro + 16GB.
Why have RAM at all? Just use swap for everything. Don't worry about the health of the SSD, you're only keeping the computer a couple years anyways. And while we're at it, let's get rid of all those unneeded CPU and GPU cores we only need one of each.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
erikkfi Avatar
25 months ago
I've been assured by The Internet that this computer is a terrible bargain and has no reason to exist, so what's going on here?
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IsaacM Avatar
25 months ago
The hunt to get an M2 Air will be a bloodbath. Whew.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
antnythr Avatar
25 months ago
I don't care what company you are, shipping any computer with less than 16GB RAM is absolutely ridiculous. To charge hundreds of dollars to upgrade to what a base level machine should be is even more ridiculous. Part upgrade cost $5, better increase the cost of the machine by $200. I'm so tired of computer manufacturers.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aevan Avatar
25 months ago

24GB is todays sweet spot what 16GB has been until now.
Don’t start the f••• circus that people did with 8 vs 16GB before.

I have 32GB it’s to much but 16GB is to little so if I would order now, we’ll the air 24GB is perfect as a developer / specialist
16 is more than a sweet spot for majority of people and will be for a long time.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
5425642 Avatar
25 months ago

Why 24gb on MacBook Air? Is he going to max that ram out daily? Is it worth the way?

I'm doing fine with M1 Pro + 16GB.
24GB is todays sweet spot what 16GB has been until now.
Don’t start the f••• circus that people did with 8 vs 16GB before.

I have 32GB it’s to much but 16GB is to little so if I would order now, we’ll the air 24GB is perfect as a developer / specialist
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)