Newer MacBook Pro Models Are Being Prepped for Shipment to Consumers

Omar Sohail
Posted Nov 10, 2016
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Customers who placed their orders for the 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models that come with the Touch Bar and Touch ID will only need to muster up a few ounces of patience because the first batch of these notebooks are being prepped for shipment.

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It appears that the pre-configured models of the MacBook Pro that come with Touch Bar and Touch ID are being shipped out first, which hardly seems fair to consumers who dished out a small fortune to acquire the custom configured notebooks. AppleInsider has reported that those who paid with their credit cards will now be able to view the status of their notebooks as ‘preparing for shipment’.

The latest insights reveal that delivery dates for the first batch of notebook shipments are reported to fall between November 11 and November 17, but these will most likely be for the pre-configured models that have been mentioned on Apple’s website. However, some purchasers have also stated that their shipment dates have been pushed back to as late as November 25. Still, the news is nothing compared to customers who placed their order of 15-inch MacBook Pro with a Radeon Pro 460 GPU; these have yet to receive a shipment date.

The closest they will probably receive the notebook is during late December, or early January, but that hardly seems fair to consumers who placed a larger sum of money. Apple hasn’t detailed a form of compensation in the future, which probably means that consumers are not going to get any concessions other than an upgraded notebook. However, if they want to purchase additional accessories for their Thunderbolt 3 ports, now will be a very good time to start placing their orders.

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The base price of the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID stands in at $1,799, while the 15-inch model starts from a whopping $2,399. If you think that’s way too much, wait till you check out the prices of the highest configured models.

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