When an Apple product is about to be refreshed, third-party resellers have historically been the first to run dry on stock of those devices. That’s exactly the case for the 15-inch MacBook Pro, as a number of authorized Apple resellers are beginning to experience shortages of the notebook ahead of expected updates to the MacBook lineup.
Electronics retailer J&R currently has certain models of the 15-inch MacBook Pro on backorder, while Best Buy is no longer accepting online orders for the 2.4 GHz model for home delivery. The MacBook Pro lineup is still available in several retail stores, but stock will likely continue to dwindle ahead of the impending refresh.
Apple itself is currently not experiencing any supply constraints on the 15-inch MacBook Pro, but it is usually third-party resellers that run out of stock before the Cupertino-based company does itself. Apple’s new MacBook Pro is expected to be thinner, lighter, and faster, and likely powered by Intel’s upcoming Ivy Bridge processors, set to launch later this month.