What do Apple and automakers have in common? Not the car… well, not yet… rather the waiting times before he can start buying a new one.
Just as you have to pound the pavement before you get a brand new vehicle, it takes a fisherman’s patience before you get certain Macs. And not only fresh models, the MacBook Air M1 is also coveted in the Apple Store when other Macs ask to wait until autumn evening!
All this is very fluctuating, you may have a good surprise, receive your purchase earlier than expected. Delays can play like an accordion, stock levels in stores can make up for long waits online. The fact remains that this trend is almost universal in the Mac space, it rubs and hangs in the pipes of manufacturing and logistics.
the Macbook Air M1, the first of the name, although it has been in the range for two years, like all the others it faces deadlines. Its very simple version in 8/256 GB shows an arrival in the first week… not in July… but in August. Contrary to what we see in other families, we reduce lag by adding options. Not much as we are on July 26th/April 2nd. go august. We dare not imagine what awaits us for his successor in M2…
This MacBook Air M1 hasn’t changed since the M2 was announced – it’s even gone up a few tens of euros – you might as well buy it on Amazon or Refurb (there are often some), plus we’re paying less.
Since yesterday marketed that MacBook Pro M2 is still smart about deadlines if you’re not looking for an option. The two base models, which differ only in SSD capacity, will be available on June 24 as planned.
It’s still reasonable to add a bit more RAM or SSD to the 4th/6th. to be postponed in July. It’s the 24GB RAM option – unheard of on this machine and built into the processor like the M1s – that derails the data. We have to wait a priori for the first week of August.
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Both Mac Studio in their basic configurations in M1 Max and M1 Ultra are available between June 28th and July 5th for the first and August 9th and 23rd (that’s a long time!) for the second.
Choosing options can impressively shift that data, but none quite as good as the M1 Ultra option. Taking the more powerful of the two Utras (20 CPU cores and 64 GPU cores), delivery is indicated around September 23rd. At this rate, we get his iPhone 14 ahead of his new Mac.
Ditto if you’re happy with the first M1 Ultra (20 CPU cores and 48 GPU cores) but allocate it 128GB of RAM instead of 64GB. Processor and RAM are now closely tied to the M1/M2, a top -of-the-range combination in an extraordinary period of time leads to unprecedented delays.
For the MacBook Pro 14 and 16″ The deadlines announced for the base models are tight, as we are invited to wait until between July 26th and August 9th. And that’s on the condition that you don’t want an M1 Max instead of the M1 Pro, otherwise it’s around August 16th instead.
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The 24″ iMac celebrated his first birthday last month and he is no exception. We will have its launch configurations for June 21st, on the other hand playing with the options will delay the arrival of its machine until mid-August.
It’s quite variable if you go to Boulanger, Fnac or Amazon you have to sort between colors and specs. For the beefier versions, it doesn’t get past the first week of August while the basics are in stock.
Periphery is not spared. Whatever one chooses as a variant of Studio Display, the new Apple screen will be in demand well into the summer, in the worst case between early and late August. Resellers like Fnac or Boulanger will not be of much help, the first does not have stocks, the second only seems to be able to deliver the standard June 21 model.