If the delivery of an Apple product is delayed this can be interpreted as an indication that the successor is coming soon. For example, we noticed that the stocks of the Apple Watch 6 started to run out just a couple of weeks before the Apple Watch Series 7 pre-orders began. It was also impossible to order the iPad Pro from the Apple Store at the beginning of March 2020 - and the successor appeared three weeks later.
The latest products to suffer from shortages and extended delivery dates are the 16in MacBook Pro. On the UK Apple Store the 16in MacBook Pro, which currently offers Intel processors, has a six to eight week delivery time for the 2.6GHz 6-core model, while the 2.3GHz 8-core model ships by 2 November (approx three weeks time). Order here.
It seems the 16in MacBook Pro are the only MacBook Pro models affected by this shortage. The smaller 13in MacBook Pro models - available with either M1 chip, or a 2.0GHz Intel processor - can be shipped today. Order here.
Apple is expected to announce a new 16in MacBook Pro with an M1X chip this month. A 14in MacBook Pro with the same Apple processor is also expected. This will arrive almost a year after the 13in MacBook Pro with M1 chip launched.
Last chance on the small Intel iMac
There is another Mac with Intel chip who's time in Apple's Store may be limited. It is still possible to buy an 21.5in iMac with 2.3GHz Dual-Core processor - but delivery is delayed until 21 to 26 October, suggesting that stock is low. Buy one here.
Apple's already selling the successor to the 21.5in iMac - the 24in iMac with M1. It is likely that the older model was only kept on sale because it offers older ports, such as USB-A. Its days appear to be numbered, but Apple may wish to sort out stock issues for the 24in iMac before removing the 21.5in model from sale.
There have been delivery delays for the 24in iMac pretty much since it launched earlier in 2021. Currently buyers have to wait until the beginning of November for delivery of the M1 iMac. Read: Apple's 24in iMac sold out almost everywhere we also track the availability of the 24in iMac in our iMac deals round up.
This article originally appeared on Macwelt. Translation by Karen Haslam.