Apple on Thursday activated in-store pickup for the new Touch Bar Macbook pro in online orders. The stock is limited. According to Apple’s website, a limited number of brick-and-mortar retail outlets have both 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar units ready for pickup today. Availability is anything but consistent, however, as many stores are estimated to have stock on hand on Dec. 30.
As can be expected, Apple outlets in major metropolitan areas like New York and California are receiving units first. At the time of this writing, entry-level 13-inch Touch Bar MacBook stock appears to be most prevalent as smaller regional locations and mall outlets are showing immediate availability. Stock on hand diminishes up the product line, though flagship stores currently have top-tier configurations up for sale.
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Stock is still constrained for the 15-inch Touch Bar variant, and even more so for top of the line models sporting Intel’s 2.7GHz quad-core Core i7 processor.
Some stores, like Apple’s Fifth Avenue flagship, have all Touch Bar MacBook models in stock and ready to pick up today. Those interested in bypassing current shipment estimates of four to five weeks are urged to check pickup availability on Apple’s MacBook Pro purchase web page. So you can go and get your MacBook pro with the new touch bar from the in store until the stock gets out.