Shipping estimates for Apple’s new 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro are slipping to August.
The company began accepting orders for the new model on Friday (June 17), and as with many other Apple products in recent months, the product is showing longer than expected shipping estimates, with some configurations now showing a mid-August estimate due to supply chain issues around the world.
Some configurations – such as the 24GB unified memory upgrade – are showing mid-August delivery dates.
The stock models were available to order on launch day, but even those are beginning to slip in some markets as Apple struggles to keep up with demand and indeed manage its supply of new machines amidst a global shortage of chips and labor.
Apple’s other Macs are also facing delays – with the Mac Studio seeing delays of up to three months from ordering, and the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro showing mid-August shipping estimates in the United States.
The company has already addressed the issues, telling journalists that component shortages and manufacturing issues, caused by the coronavirus pandemic, especially in China, are causing such delays. The company previously said that it expected ongoing supply issues through 2022. It’s thought the issues will cost Apple between $4 and $8 billion in lost revenue and increased production costs.
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