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Shipping Estimates on New Retina MacBook Pro Slip to 2-3 Weeks

While Apple announced at yesterday's introduction of the MacBook Pro with Retina display that the new models were shipping immediately, those who failed to move quickly to place their orders have seen shipping estimates quickly lengthen. Early estimates came in at 5-7 business days yesterday before moving to 7-10 business days and finally settling late yesterday at 2-3 weeks.


The same 2-3 week estimate appears to apply to all configurations and customizations on the new Retina MacBook Pro, and the company is not yet offering in-store pickup options on the new machines. Limited stock is making its way to Apple's retail stores, but those looking to customize their orders or guarantee availability with online ordering for pickup are currently left out.

Apple's new non-Retina MacBook Pro and MacBook air models remain in stock for immediate shipment through the Apple online store, with customizations pushing those models out to 1-3 or 3-5 business days depending on the options chosen.

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30 months ago

After many complains in the threads yesterday about price and ports and other stuff, this just proves that people will buy anything Apple branded in a heartbeat!


Well, aside from the fact that it's the best laptop they've ever made.

But hey, you're right. It's the Apple logo that does it for people.
Rating: 28 Votes
30 months ago
They probably had about 10 built to begin with.
Rating: 22 Votes
30 months ago

Well, aside from the fact that it's the best laptop they've ever made.

But hey, you're right. It's the Apple logo that does it for people.


Arguably the best laptop ever.
Rating: 18 Votes
30 months ago
Eh, I don't mind so much since I don't have the money for one yet anyway.
Rating: 12 Votes
30 months ago

After many complains in the threads yesterday about price and ports and other stuff, this just proves that people will buy anything Apple branded in a heartbeat!


It couldn't be because it's an excellent product and may fit a certain
clientel?
Rating: 11 Votes
30 months ago
And no stock in stores :(
Rating: 8 Votes
30 months ago

Rosetta, ExpressCard, FireWire, Ethernet, DVD.

I ordered a Snow Leopard 17".

ATV1, MBP 15" ExpressCard+battery, I always have to buy the discontinued stuff from Apple now.


You forgot about floppy disks and a dial-up modem.
Rating: 5 Votes
30 months ago

I don't use those apps, so I can't comment, but it's the same card as the old design Macbook Pros though. It's obviously not a reason they kept the old MBPs around. Neither is the lack of a second flash drive...

Incremental upgrades could include a 2 GB card, so maybe you'll be in luck.


Yah I think a 2GB card is coming...especially when games and other apps take advantage of that screen, a 1GB card is not going to cut it.

And the next gen Intel chips will be a big upgrade with the 'Tock' to Haswell. I think that is when we have the 'ultimate' MBProRetina. So next June...
Rating: 4 Votes
30 months ago

Eh, I don't mind so much since I don't have the money for one yet anyway.


I'm not seeing too much messages like "Shut up and take my money" in Macbook Retina topics :P
Rating: 4 Votes
30 months ago

After many complains in the threads yesterday about price and ports and other stuff, this just proves that people will buy anything Apple branded in a heartbeat!


Yeah, I've been a devoted Apple fan for six years now. I "will buy anything Apple branded in a heartbeat" because I know that it will be a great product. There seem to be a growing number of you people who are offended by this. Why do you care? I love Apple not because they make expensive products that elevate my social standing, but because they make good products.

STOP SPREADING YOUR DISCONTENT ON MESSAGE BOARDS! YOU'RE MAKING THE WORLD A WORSE PLACE.
Rating: 4 Votes

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