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Retina MacBook Pro Shipping Estimates Improving to 1-2 Weeks

Just a little over a week since shipping estimates for new Retina MacBook Pro orders through Apple's online store saw their first improvement from 3-4 weeks to 2-3 weeks, timeframes have again been reduced. As with the previous improvement, the change has first appeared in Apple's Asia-Pacific markets, which have seen shipping estimates drop to 1-2 weeks.


Shipping estimates in Apple's other main distribution regions of the Americas and Europe/Middle East/Africa are holding steady at 2-3 weeks for the time being, but they will almost certainly see similar drops to the 1-2 week timeframe in the very near future.

Shipping estimates for the Retina MacBook Pro peaked at 3-4 weeks roughly 36 hours after the models were unveiled at last month's Worldwide Developers Conference, with estimates remaining at that level until last week's drop to 2-3 weeks. Availability at other online and brick-and-mortar retailers is also improving, in many cases beating Apple's online store estimates for stock models, but the company's online store is the primary source for customized orders.

Update: Estimates in Apple's online stores in the Americas have also moved to 1-2 weeks.

Update 2: Apple's European stores have now also seen improvement to 1-2 weeks.

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23 months ago

Can someone tell me whats wrong with this picture? lol


1. no upgradeable ram
2. glued battery
3. not enough hd space
4. no ethernet or optical drive
Rating: 21 Positives
23 months ago

Your wrong. No way apple would ever do iPhone again just because the first iPhone was named "iPhone". How would people know the difference between the first iPhone and the iPhone 5?


How do they know between old and new macbook pro 13 inch? :)) or between ipad 1 and ipad 3 ?
Rating: 18 Positives
23 months ago

Ok but where is my iPhone 5?


In the stores my friend, it's called the 4S :D
(*grabs popcorn)
Rating: 15 Positives
23 months ago
Ok but where is my iPhone 5?
Rating: 15 Positives
23 months ago
that's because no one is buying it now
Rating: 12 Positives
23 months ago

The look on your face when Apple announces the iPhone 5 in october will be priceless.


Considering their move in naming schemes, it would look like it's more likely to be 'The New iPhone'… so pot kettle black :p
Rating: 11 Positives
23 months ago

1. no upgradeable ram
2. glued battery
3. not enough hd space
4. no ethernet or optical drive


iPhone, back in 2007 also had a similar list, only a bit longer!
Rating: 10 Positives
23 months ago

1. no upgradeable ram
2. glued battery
3. not enough hd space
4. no ethernet or optical drive


All of this is linked to money since:

1. You can buy the 16GB BTO option right now instead of waiting for cheaper aftermarket RAM. I don't think any DD3L-1600 8GB SODIMMs are available right now anyway.

2. Apple will still replace it for you for 199$, which it not bad considering it's a 95Wh battery and that a user-replaceable battery like the one in your aluminum MacBook is 45Wh and 129$.

3. 768GB is quite a lot. The maximum storage size you would get with a hard drive is 1TB (30% more). Is it worth the slow performance? (BTW this is funny considering your sig).

4. They're available separately, just buy them if you need them.

In the end, it comes down to "it's too expensive", which is perfectly normal considering it's the highest-end model of a high-end brand. IMO it has a better value than the 17" it replaces, and probably sells a lot more.

If you don't have that kind of money to spend on a computer, simply don't buy it, no one is forcing you to. This is basically a laptop straight from the future, obviously it's going to be too expensive for most. This is like the MacBook Air happening again.
Rating: 9 Positives
23 months ago

Considering their move in naming schemes, it would look like it's more likely to be 'The New iPhone'… so pot kettle black :p


OK, to everyone, to me as well: STOP IT, right NOW! :rolleyes:

Now back to the rMBP shipping time.
Rating: 6 Positives
23 months ago

Coming from a guy who owns lots of stock in Apple (me), I think I know what i'm talking about.


Today I learned any idiot can buy Apple stock.
Rating: 5 Positives

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