Apple lags in meeting demand for the latest 16 and 14-inch MacBook Pro

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Shipping dates for the redesigned 16 and 14 inch MacBook Pros continue to be delayed, which signals Apple is yet to satisfy the demand for its product.

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In the US, the estimated shipping time for the M1 Pro 14 inch MacBook Pro is set at 3-4 weeks and by mid-February, while the M1 Max 14 inch model has an even longer ship time at 5-6 weeks. The 16 inch model has the same shipping estimate, with the baseline setup going for around 5-6 weeks while the higher-end option going on 6-7 weeks and into March.

In Canada and the UK, the 16 inch MacBook Pro with flagship specs has a shipping estimate of somewhere between 5 to 8 weeks at Apple.com. 

The chip shortage is largely the cause for the delay, along with slower production due to COVID-19 restrictions. The newest MacBook Pro also commanded high demand due to its major redesign.

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Samantha Wiley

Samantha is a senior news editor at iLounge. She has been covering the technology industry for over five years, writing about Apple, Google, and other major companies. Samantha has also worked as a reporter and editor for several other publications.