Apple's MacBook Pro Power Adapters Facing Up to Two-Month Shipping Delay

Apple's 96W and 140W USB-C power adapters for the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro continue to face significant shipping delays when purchased separately.

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Apple's 140W USB-C Power Adapter via ChargerLAB

In the United States, the adapters are currently available for delivery in an estimated 6-8 weeks on Apple's online store, resulting in a delivery date as late as October 3. The adapters have multi-week shipping delays in several other countries as well.

Apple's higher-wattage power adapters have been in short supply for a long time now. In September 2021, the 96W adapter was shipping in a lengthy 2-3 months, and the adapter is still experiencing availability issues nearly a year later.

Last week, Apple said it continued to experience supply constraints during the June quarter, but the company does expect the shortages to improve during the September quarter. Shipping estimates for iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other devices have greatly improved since early 2022, but some products are still delayed considerably, such as the Mac Studio with the M1 Ultra chip and the Studio Display with nano-texture glass.

Apple's 67W and lower USB-C power adapters are more readily available at this time.

Top Rated Comments

zorinlynx Avatar
9 weeks ago
Just so you know, if you're looking to pick up a spare power adapter, a 67W adapter will suffice for 95% of the time, especially with the new Apple Silicon Macbooks. The main drawback is that your battery will charge very slowly when the machine is under heavy load.

Keep the 96W charger that came with the Mac with you when you might need to charge really fast while traveling. Leave the 67W at your desk where the machine is used plugged in most of the time.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
9 weeks ago
They don’t have the power to make more :(
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xxray Avatar
9 weeks ago

Just so you know, if you're looking to pick up a spare power adapter, a 67W adapter will suffice for 95% of the time, especially with the new Apple Silicon Macbooks. The main drawback is that your battery will charge very slowly when the machine is under heavy load.

Keep the 96W charger that came with the Mac with you when you might need to charge really fast while traveling. Leave the 67W at your desk where the machine is used plugged in most of the time.
Yup. I charge my 16” MBP with my 20W iPad Pro charger overnight.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macsorcery Avatar
9 weeks ago
I am so glad I don't need anything from apple for a few years.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dmylrea Avatar
9 weeks ago
They're probably sitting in the Port of Los Angeles along with the other 35,000 containers that are backlogged for pickup.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DJC631 Avatar
9 weeks ago
Just buy an Anker or something similar
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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