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2018 MacBook Pro Models Now Available for In-Store Pickup in the United States


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Apr 12, 2001

Apple retail stores in the United States have received supplies of the new 2018 MacBook Pro models, which means stock configurations are available for in-store pickup and walk-in purchase as of today.

Both 13 and 15-inch models are available in many Apple retail stores around the country, but not all stores appear to have full stock at this time.

When the MacBook Pro was announced on Thursday, Apple said the new machines would be in retail stores later this week. The first orders placed on Thursday have also started arriving to customers, with Apple shipping some out as early as Friday.

In addition to the United States, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro is also available for in-store pickup in the UK, Germany, and France, but retail locations don't yet appear to be stocking the 15-inch model. In-store pickup is not yet available in Canada, Australia, or countries in Asia.

Pricing on the new 13-inch MacBook Pro begins at $1,799 for the entry-level 13-inch model with a 2.3GHz 8th-generation quad-core Core i5 chip, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD.

Pricing for the 15-inch MacBook Pro starts at $2,399 for a 2.3GHz 6-core 8th-generation Core i7 chip, a Radeon Pro 555X graphics card, 16GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD.

Beyond the two stock 13 and 15-inch models, there are several customization options available for an additional price, with the top of the line 13-inch model priced at $3,699 for a 2.7GHz Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, and a 2TB SSD.

The ultimate 15-inch MacBook Pro is priced at $6,699 for a 2.9GHz Core i9 processor, a Radeon Pro 560X, 32GB RAM, and a 4TB SSD.

Custom configurations are not generally in stock at most Apple retail stores and will need to be custom ordered from Apple's website. Custom orders placed today will arrive in approximately 10 days.

Article Link: 2018 MacBook Pro Models Now Available for In-Store Pickup in the United States
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macrumors 65816
Jan 1, 2007
San Francisco
I haven't seem much talk about the video cards in the new 15". How much of an improvement are they over the last gen or are they just a re-brand?


macrumors 68040
Aug 14, 2015
Land of Smiles
Good news is it's not necessary to buy AC just for KB issues if the 2018 has similar problems to 2015-2017 rMB/MBP we know that Apple will introduce a Exchange and Repair Extension Program


Enjoy :)
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macrumors 65816
Nov 10, 2011
I have had my 2017 13” mbp for almost a year now. After the year I can no longer get the AppleCare of course. Should I sell this one and get the 2018 or get the AppleCare for my current one?


macrumors 65816
Oct 26, 2004
I have had my 2017 13” mbp for almost a year now. After the year I can no longer get the AppleCare of course. Should I sell this one and get the 2018 or get the AppleCare for my current one?

The 13" i5 quad core is a huge CPU spec bump. Tough call. If you need the power then go ahead otherwise I would just get the AppleCare for your current model.
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Jun 20, 2018
Good, that means they are also in demonstration and people can go there and actually use them.


macrumors 6502
Jul 17, 2002
For those of you coming from a 2016 or 2017 to this post your impressions of the keyboard and differences please.
Just came back from Apple Store at Willow Bend Mall in Plano, TX, where on a display table I was able to compare a 15" 2017 model next to a 15" 2018 model. No question: 2018 KB feels better and is quieter. Can't say it's dramatically better than the 2017 feel-wise, but I'm used to a Magic Keyboard II at home and find it a pleasant experience, so perhaps those of you who like to beat the daylights out of deeper-travel KBs should look elsewhere.

As for me, I'm sold. Now just need to figure out my BTO config. :)


macrumors 65816
Aug 14, 2006
I’m still using a 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina display. I don’t need a new machine yet but I’m curious if the 2018 models are better in terms of battery life and the keyboard compared to last year’s model.


macrumors 65816
Apr 18, 2018
I can’t fathom how they think it’s appropriate to sell a $2,400 laptop with a 256GB PCIe SSD.

and you have obviously enlightened us with your in-depth comparison of similarly equipped laptops from other vendors? I did, for the latest 8th generation Intel chips and high quality builds, pricing is within 20% and that doesn't discount for quality of components on some vendors, like slower RAM, slower SSD, inferior screens, inferior builds, and who knows what else. Sounds like you just don't dig a premium build product by anyone, not just Apple

And you can upgrade the SSD, but why? You need super fast access to that much data? I prefer to keep working data on my laptop, and to archive and backup all the stuff I'm not working on. Each to their own I guess. Some people prefer a slower and bigger SSD, some people still use HDDs.
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