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Retina MacBook Pro Shipping Estimates Improving for the First Time

For the first time since its launch just over one month ago, Apple's Retina MacBook Pro has begun to see improvements in shipping estimates for new orders placed through the company's online store. The improvement has appeared first in Apple's Asia-Pacific markets, which have seen estimates move from 3-4 weeks to 2-3 weeks.


Shipping estimates in Apple's other main distribution regions of the Americas and Europe/Middle East/Africa remain at 3-4 weeks, but it is likely they will see similar improvements in the near future.

While Apple announced the Retina MacBook Pro as immediately available on its debut day of June 11, shipping estimates quickly slipped to 2-3 weeks by the end of the day and reached 3-4 weeks roughly 24 hours later. Estimates have remained steady at 3-4 weeks since that time until today's improvement in the Asia-Pacific channel.

Update: The improved 2-3 week estimates have now spread to the Americas and are beginning to filter into a number of European stores.

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32 months ago
Where are the "down vote" arrows?
Rating: 31 Votes
32 months ago
Call me when it says "Ships: 2 - 3 days"
Rating: 23 Votes
32 months ago
I want Mountain Lion!
Rating: 14 Votes
32 months ago

I don't know why anyone would wait 2-3 weeks when you could pick one up in store... I picked mine up in store on day two and asked a few questions about availability when I was there, for future reference. Apple often release what they've got for sale in the late afternoon, between 2 and 4pm. If you call up though, they'll say they've got nothing in stock.

Definitely recommend taking this route instead of waiting. You might be unlucky the first couple of days, but you'll get one quicker than 3 weeks! :apple:


Some people want the base + 16 GB ram model or the 2.7/768/16 model which are not easily found in stores.
BTO is the only sure way to get some of these models.
Rating: 13 Votes
32 months ago
I don't know why anyone would wait 2-3 weeks when you could pick one up in store... I picked mine up in store on day two and asked a few questions about availability when I was there, for future reference. Apple often release what they've got for sale in the late afternoon, between 2 and 4pm. If you call up though, they'll say they've got nothing in stock.

Definitely recommend taking this route instead of waiting. You might be unlucky the first couple of days, but you'll get one quicker than 3 weeks! :apple:
Rating: 10 Votes
32 months ago

Where are the "down vote" arrows?


The powers that be decided to remove them because they create a 'negative atmosphere'. Now if you want to express a negative thought on this forum, you have actually flame someone in your reply. Much better, isn't it? :rolleyes:
Rating: 9 Votes
32 months ago
My brother got the entry model on launch day, I think its nice, but in this day of age, 2499 is too much to pay for a laptop, ESP a non upgradable one.
Rating: 7 Votes
32 months ago

The difference in taxes alone between where I live and where the Apple store is makes this not worth it.


Exactly. The best deal you can get right now is on Amazon for the 2.6/512/8 model for $2659.99 without paying sales tax (which may vary according to your location). That same config from Apple.com costs $3,079.90 after CA sales tax.

IMHO, for a first generation rMBP, it'd be wise to not opt for the tricked out model (2.7/768/16) unless you absolutely need it as component prices will inevitably drop and more advanced GPUs capable of keeping up with the Retina Display at 60fps become available in a year or two.

Update: The above mentioned rMBP is no longer available at the quoted price from Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0074721BI/
Rating: 6 Votes
32 months ago

I've been waiting over 3 weeks for it to ship. What gives?


The time given is always for people who order right now.


If I was home in the states I might go for it...but I'm in Thailand and while Apple will take care of me it's just not as easy and I don't' have time for that. I'm a busy executive and the reason I buy Apple is so I don't have to worry about these kinds of problems.


You're a busy executive posting on MacRumors :D
Rating: 6 Votes
32 months ago

My brother got the entry model on launch day, I think its nice, but in this day of age, 2499 is too much to pay for a laptop, ESP a non upgradable one.


Agreed, but a lot of serious Facebook users and Web Surfers will insist that they NEEEEEEEED it ...:rolleyes:
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