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Shipping Estimates for Mac Pro Online Orders Slip to February 2014

Just hours after Apple began taking orders for the new Mac Pro with shipping estimates of "by December 30" for stock configurations, availability has already slipped significantly with new orders currently being quoted shipping in February.

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The rapid move to push shipping off by over a month indicates that Apple has indeed been struggling to have any Mac Pro units at all ready to ship in order to meet its previously announced launch timeframe. Reports had indicated that Intel's chips are in short supply and may have been one of the major bottlenecks for Mac Pro production, but with an all-new design, high-end technology throughout, and Apple shifting assembly to the United States, there are any number of areas where Apple may be experiencing production constraints.

Update: Apple issued a brief statement to Forbes citing "great" demand for the new Mac Pro.
"Demand for the all new Mac Pro is great and it will take time before supply catches up with demand," an Apple spokesman said today.
Some customers with build-to-order configurations are even seeing shipping estimates of March.

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9 months ago
I think I speak for all potential Mac Pro buyers when I say: "%$&@!!!!"
Rating: 16 Votes
9 months ago
So available in December really meant available to ORDER in December. Weird.
Rating: 12 Votes
9 months ago
This just shows how little manufacturing there is in their USA plant right? It's such a low volume product, and they're already 2 months out.
Rating: 7 Votes
9 months ago
Excellent, just reassures me that Apple is indeed doomed. :roll eyes: :apple:

It really is an awesome bit of kit, would love to justify having one. One day...
Rating: 7 Votes
9 months ago
More American jobs on the way?
Rating: 7 Votes
9 months ago


Reports had indicated that Intel's chips are in short supply and may have been one of the major bottlenecks for Mac Pro production, but with an all-new design, high-end technology throughout, and Apple shifting assembly to the United States, there are any number of areas where Apple may be experiencing production constraints.

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Could be that, or could be the fact that this is the first real update to a Pro machine in 3 years...
Rating: 6 Votes
9 months ago
I blame Texas, such a slow state.
Rating: 6 Votes
9 months ago

People want what they can't have. The 3 year wait did it...
Unfortunately it's not worth the wait...


That is your opinion, there seem to be quite a few people who think it was worth the wait.
Rating: 5 Votes
9 months ago
That's what happens when you have form over function!

But rest easy new Mac Pro owners, all your external components that you now need, to have any kind of real storage, will ship immediately. :D

-Kevin
Rating: 5 Votes
9 months ago


Unfortunately it's not worth the wait...


That's only your opinion. In mine this is the best computing money I've ever spent. See how that works? :D
Rating: 5 Votes

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