Apple Online Stores Nearing Immediate Availability of Retina MacBook Pro Models

Some ten weeks after the launch of the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, Apple is just now catching up with demand, as evidenced by shipping estimates for new orders in many countries' Apple Online Stores moving to "in stock" status for standard configurations. The major exception to this status is in the Americas, where estimates have moved to 2-4 business days. These new estimates are improvements from the 5-7 business day quotes that were instituted just over three weeks ago.


UK online store showing "in stock" status for Retina MacBook Pro

Build-to-order configurations understandably take some additional processing time in many markets, with customizations generally bumping estimates up to 5-7 business days. Interestingly, customizing an order in an online store in the Americas does not result in any additional processing time, with all configurations being quoted the same 2-4 business day estimate as seen for stock models.

Some customers are undoubtedly still waiting for signs of a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, which has been rumored for an October launch. With Apple also appearing set to launch a new iPhone, the "iPad mini", and updated iPod models, the company seems primed to pack in a significant number of updates for the remainder of the calendar year.

(Thanks, Nathan!)

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27 months ago

Innovative how exactly?

They added a higher resolution screen and flash storage ideas from the Air while removing other features.


They also designed a whole new method of housing the screen, which contain new technologies as well as it being the worlds highest res notebook screen. Besides that the internals include incredibly innovative fan designs a whole new standard of ssd and overall redefined the term professional notebook. If that's not innovative I don't know what is.
Rating: 8 Votes
27 months ago
Yes, 13" Retina come already :-)
Rating: 4 Votes
27 months ago
Too bad they got rid of the 17 inch model. I would love to upgrade to a rmpb in a 17 inch size.
Rating: 4 Votes
27 months ago
At least we know they are selling well. Good on apple. Just like to point out that I think this is the most innovative product they've had in a while. Keep doin what you do apple. Luv ya:D
Rating: 2 Votes
27 months ago

Yes, 13" Retina come already :-)


Yes, yes, yes!
Rating: 2 Votes
27 months ago
Im not surprised... People wary of buying rMBP with all the issues
Rating: 2 Votes
27 months ago
I want a 17 inch Retina MacBook Pro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(seventeen exclamation marks)
Rating: 2 Votes
27 months ago

At least we know they are selling well. Good on apple. Just like to point out that I think this is the most innovative product they've had in a while. Keep doin what you do apple. Luv ya:D


Innovative how exactly?

They added a higher resolution screen and flash storage ideas from the Air while removing other features.
Rating: 1 Votes
27 months ago

Innovative how exactly?

They added a higher resolution screen and flash storage ideas from the Air while removing other features.


Isn't that how most products evolve and innovate over time? Increase specs people want, often taken from other products, and then remove things they don't?
Rating: 1 Votes
27 months ago
I'm waiting for 13' retina, ssd, and must have wifi ac to make sure it will be future proof for several years (4-5) to come. and I make sure I beef it up!
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