If you’re one of the many people waiting impatiently to get your hands on one of the new MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar, it looks like they will start shipping from third-party stores on November 17 …

A check on stock and availability at a range of third-party stores shows that most stores are expecting to have a handful of units ready for shipping on this date. Note that most custom configurations are limited to Apple’s direct channels however.

Apple is currently showing 4-5 week shipping estimates for all Touch Bar models, though the entry-level 13-inch machine without the Touch Bar is shown as in stock at Apple, Amazon and elsewhere.

Apple, supply-chain and market intelligence sources all point to the new MacBook Pro models generating record sales, though the longevity of these numbers will of course be as interesting as their initial peak.

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