Mac Studio Still Facing Up to 10-Week Shipping Delay Nearly Six Months After Launch

Nearly six months after launch, the Mac Studio continues to face significant delays on Apple's website, with M1 Ultra configurations facing up to a 10-week delay.

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The baseline ‌Mac Studio‌ with the M1 Max chip is estimated to ship in one to three weeks, depending on specific storage and memory options. Customers looking to get their hands on the more powerful ‌M1 Ultra‌ chip will have to wait at least seven weeks for the standard option with a 48-core GPU and up to 10 weeks for the 64-core GPU option.

The ‌Mac Studio‌, despite being a high-end product that starts at $1,999, has been in high demand since it launched in March 2022. The ‌Mac Studio‌ is a hybrid between a Mac mini and a Mac Pro, offering customers a comprehensive arrangement of ports in a compact design with powerful performance.

Paired with the ‌Mac Studio‌ is the Studio Display, an external monitor that customers can use with any Mac. Apple markets the ‌Mac Studio‌ and Studio Display as the ideal professional Mac workspace with Apple silicon. The Studio Display with a tilt- and height-adjustable stand is delayed by around 3-4 weeks.

Other Macs in Apple's lineup remain readily available for purchase with no significant delays, other than specific configurations of the 24-inch iMac, which are listed as 3-4 weeks out.

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Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
23 months ago
Imagine if his was released by Apple. Hopefully next time?

Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cromulent Avatar
23 months ago
I’m glad I bought mine when it came out. It has been such a good computer for me.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WiiDSmoker Avatar
23 months ago

Do people really need Ultra? I have Mac Studio with M1 Max and it handles virtually everything for me....
So people really need a M1 Max? I have an iPad Pro and it handles virtually everything for me…..
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
R56L Avatar
23 months ago

As soon as they release a 27inch iMac this thing will go the way of the cube. Most people that want a desktop also want a decent screen and the iMac offers much better value in that regard.
I personally find a better value in the Mac Studio. I can use the three monitors I prefer, all of which are larger than the 27 inch iMac screen, and adjustable height/on ergonomic arms. I do not need an additional screen. The way I have them mounted also takes up less footprint space than the iMac, and the front-facing IO of the Studio makes it easier to add/remove something quickly if needed, vs reaching around.

There is definitely a significant segment that prefers the iMac, yes. But such a discount of the audience for this machine (think middle managers who want more than 2 monitors, and don't want to take u desk/storage footprint of a laptop docked all the time) seems premature.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
citysnaps Avatar
23 months ago

As soon as they release a 27inch iMac this thing will go the way of the cube. Most people that want a desktop also want a decent screen and the iMac offers much better value in that regard.
Really...

Will the upcoming 27" iMac have six (two on front) Thunderbolt 4/USB-C ports, two USB-A ports, a 10 Gbit ethernet port, and HDMI port?

If not it wouldn't meet my needs, nor those of many others.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
syklee26 Avatar
23 months ago

do people really need a mac studio if they not getting the ultra, i have a m1 max 14inch and it handles virtually everything for me....
Yes because it is much cheaper than MacBook Pro with same configuration.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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