Apple makes three kinds of MacBook Pro: a 13in model that is about to be upgraded with an M2 chip (going on sale in July); a 14in MacBook Pro with either an M1 Pro or M1 Max chip, and a 16in MacBook Pro, also with a M1 Pro or M1 Max chip. Half the challenge is deciding which one to buy, the other challenge is finding somewhere with the MacBook Pro in stock.
Since they launched in October 2021, stock of the 14in and 16in MacBook Pro has been constrained, most likely an effect of the global component shortages combined with shipping problems related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, with the M2 13in MacBook Pro about to go on sale, we anticipate similar shipping issues leading to stock shortages of that model.
For now you won’t be able to buy an M2 13in MacBook Pro, but there are stockists in the US and UK that have 14in and 16in MacBook Pro to sell, and you may also be able to buy an M1 MacBook Pro until stock runs out of that model. Some resellers are even discounting the MacBook Pro!
We’ve sought out the resellers who have the 13in, 14in and 16in MacBook Pro in stock so that you can buy one if you want to.
You can’t buy one at all at the moment. The M2 13in MacBook Pro will go on sale in July. We expect that stock will be constrained when it does go on sale, but we expect there to be a number of resellers who will have stock – and even some who will be offering discounts.
Apple may offer an opportunity to pre-order the M2 MacBook Pro nearer the time it is set to go on sale. For now we don’t know when that will be though other than the rather vague “next month” (which was July at the time of writing!)
Here are all the places you can buy Apple’s 14in and 16in MacBook Pro with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. Some even have discounts!
We regularly monitor these stockists so we can let you know which places has them in stock right now, and we also have details of the best prices right now. Of course stock can change on a day to day basis, so it’s worth checking the links below to see if they get stock at your preferred reseller.
2021 14in MacBook Pro M1 Pro 8-Core CPU/14-Core GPU (RRP: $1,999/£1,899)
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2021 14in MacBook Pro M1 Pro 10-Core CPU/16-Core GPU (RRP: $2,499/£2,399)
It’s a similar story with the 16in MacBook Pro – stock is constrained right now, most likely an effect of the global component shortages and also possibly due to shipping problems, but there are stockists in the US and UK than have the 16in MacBook Pro to sell – and some of them are discounting them!
2021 16in MacBook Pro M1 Pro 10-Core CPU/16-Core GPU (RRP: $2,499/£2,399)
2021 16in MacBook Pro M1 Pro 10-Core CPU/16-Core GPU, 1TB SSD (RRP: £2,599/$2,699)
2021 16in MacBook Pro M1 Pro 10-Core CPU/32-Core GPU, 1TB SSD (RRP: £3,299/$3,499)
Apple – two to three weeks for M1 Pro models, M1 Max is five – six weeks.
KRCS – is offering discounts, but has no models in stock and there is no expected delivery date. You can still order the mid-range 16in MacBook Pro for £2,469.05 (RRP £2,599), the entry-level model is £2,279.05 (RRP: £2,399) and for £3,134.05 (RRP: £3,299) you can get the M1 Max, if you order now.