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Apple this morning began accepting orders for the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 chip, and as with many other Macs, this new machine is facing some shipping delays.

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Select custom configurations of the M2 MacBook Pro with upgraded unified memory are backordered, and will not be available for delivery until August. All 13-inch MacBook Pro models in the United States with the 24GB unified memory upgrade selected are listing delivery dates from August 3 to August 10.

Stock MacBook Pro models are available for delivery on launch day, which is Friday, June 24, but other memory and SSD upgrades push delivery back until at least July.

It is no surprise to see shipping delays for the 13-inch MacBook Pro because Apple has been dealing with Mac supply shortages for most of the year. 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, even stock configurations, are not arriving to customers until mid-August in some cases.

Apple has said that these supply issues can be attributed to ongoing component shortages and manufacturing issues caused by the global pandemic.

During the April earnings call, Apple CFO Luca Maestri said that Apple was expecting ongoing supply issues to impact product sales into the third fiscal quarter of 2022. Apple had issues meeting demand in the second quarter, and was expecting these problems to worsen later in the year.

The supply constraints are expected to cost Apple $4 to $8 billion, and will impact many of Apple's product categories.

Apple has not yet announced a launch date for the M2 MacBook Air, but given the Mac delays we've seen for the entirety of 2022, supply shortages can be expected.

Article Link: Some Custom Configured M2 MacBook Pro Models Delayed Until August
 

jav6454

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Indeed they are. A friend pre-ordered the 24GB model with 1TB SSD and got 5-7 week wait time. Crazy. It seems the memory chips for 24GB are in short supply as the 16GB model only showed a one week delay.
 

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Why 24gb on MacBook Air? Is he going to max that ram out daily? Is it worth the way?

I'm doing fine with M1 Pro + 16GB.
24GB is todays sweet spot what 16GB has been until now.
Don’t start the f••• circus that people did with 8 vs 16GB before.

I have 32GB it’s to much but 16GB is to little so if I would order now, we’ll the air 24GB is perfect as a developer / specialist
 

GeoStructural

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I have 32GB it’s to much but 16GB is to little so if I would order now, we’ll the air 24GB is perfect as a developer / specialist

I had 16 GB originally and my computer was struggling a lot. Added 32 GB to make it a 48 GB system, it works marvelously now, some workflows really do benefit from more RAM, not anyone needs more than 16 GB, but those who do I recommend to get it right away when purchasing.
 

Enlightened Doggo

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Why 24gb on MacBook Air? Is he going to max that ram out daily? Is it worth the way?

I'm doing fine with M1 Pro + 16GB.
Why have RAM at all? Just use swap for everything. Don't worry about the health of the SSD, you're only keeping the computer a couple years anyways. And while we're at it, let's get rid of all those unneeded CPU and GPU cores we only need one of each.
 

JPack

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Could that mean the iPhone could face the same problems with the higher-capacity versions?

RAM is different from NAND. Right now, it's only when you choose 24GB that the dates slip into August.
 

kirk.vino

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Doubtful as the iPhone uses different DRAM chips for RAM and the main storage is NAND in the hundreds of GB range. Besides, those chips for storage are locked in by Apple years in advance.
It’s been confirmed by multiple sources that the new iPhones Pro are going to use the LPDDR5 for its RAM this fall. The same type as in the new MacBooks
 

JPack

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It’s been confirmed by multiple sources that the new iPhones Pro are going to use the LPDDR5 for its RAM this fall. The same type as in the new MacBooks

It's about density. LPDDR5 isn't new. Android manufacturers have been using them. Highest density chips are.

iPhone 14 Pro will only have a single 6GB chip.
 
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