The Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max are still shipping in Certified Refurbished versions of the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16
Earlier this week, we reported that lockdowns in China might force Apple to delay upcoming MacBook refreshes, such as the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13. However, Apple already has problems sourcing M1 Pro and M1 Max SoCs for its MacBook Pro 14, MacBook Pro 16 and Mac Studio machines. Currently, Apple quotes lead times into June for M1 Pro and M1 Max SKUs in many countries, such as the UK and the US.
Additionally, MacRumors states that Apple has postponed unfulfilled MacBook Pro orders placed within the last weeks until May. While rescheduled delivery dates vary, some stretch into the middle of May. Similarly, Apple states that it will be unable to fulfil M1 Ultra orders until the end of June. Potentially, Apple may clarify ongoing supply chain issues in its next earnings call, set for April 28.
In the meantime, Apple continues to sell M1 Pro and M1 Max versions of the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 through its Certified Refurbished program. Availability varies, but most M1 Pro and M1 Max configurations are orderable at a discount, typically as much as Apple's Education Discount. Better still, Apple can deliver Certified Refurbished models within 24 hours, which could be an option for people who want an M1 Pro and M1 Max configuration this month, not in June.
For reference, Apple has been selling Certified Refurbished M1 Pro and M1 Max machines for a few weeks. Apple also explains its refurbishment process on its website, which you can read in-depth about on each Certified Refurbished product listing. Also, Certified Refurbished products come with a one-year limited warranty, a 14-day returns policy and are eligible for AppleCare.