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Apple Begins Preparing First Mac Pro Orders for December 30 Delivery

As noted by a number of MacRumors forum members and Twitter users, Apple has begun preparing a number of stock Mac Pro configurations for delivery starting on December 30. In addition, many other users are seeing their credit cards charged and order statuses changed to "Preparing for Shipment". The new status indicates that orders cannot be canceled or changed and are in the final stage before the new Mac Pros are handed off to delivery companies.

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Although the majority of users' reported dates appears to be December 30, a small number of users are also reporting that their deliver dates are December 27. Both dates would squeeze the new Mac Pros into Apple's self-imposed December release date for the new professional desktop computer.

It appears that the first shipments of the Mac Pros are all stock configurations, as it has thus far been unclear if custom configurations have been shipping out to users. Since online ordering has been available, the shipping estimates have slipped into February 2014, with demand outstripping supply.

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13 months ago

Really pushing that December shipping estimate to the last day...


December is still December whether it be the 1st or the 31st.
Rating: 16 Votes
13 months ago

And how do you know demand is outstripping supply? You are just saying things as if they are somehow known.


It's not hard for demand to outstrip supply when - at present, at least - there's no supply!
Rating: 14 Votes
13 months ago
Reporter : How many units did you ship in 2013
Apple PR : 10
Reporter : Wow you shipped 10 million units ?
Apple PR : No 10
Reporter : OK so you shipped 10 thousand units
Apple PR : No 10 aka less than 11, aka the number of fingers on your hands


Joking aside, all the pundits saying the unit won't sell have been proven wrong
Rating: 10 Votes
13 months ago
Really pushing that December shipping estimate to the last day...
Rating: 9 Votes
13 months ago

Really pushing that December shipping estimate to the last day...


Forget about the month. Think about the year. They said 2013 and they've apparently kept that promise.
Rating: 6 Votes
13 months ago

Guess I'm not seeing mine till at lease the summer :mad:


Buy don't lease... :p

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This thread is hilarious. Is it meant to be funny or are people genuinely serious about commenting on whether their purchases arrive on the 27th or the 30th of December or sometime in January / February (life is so tough when you're this spoilt)? I'll definitely read the comments section more often from now on. Great work peeps.


I have been waiting since 2009, so excited to say the least. Getting it a few days earlier is a big deal for me. If you had a new expensive toy ordered, you are seriously telling me you would not be happy to know it was arriving early?

Don't be such a curmudgeon.
Rating: 5 Votes
13 months ago
There's going to be a bunch of people spending their New Years Eve behind a brand new Mac with enough computing power to run a country. :)
Rating: 4 Votes
13 months ago
I can't wait to start seeing more benchmarks from lots of real users.

Also looking forward to the ifixit teardow.
Rating: 3 Votes
13 months ago

This thing is laughably overpriced, even by apple standards


AppleInsider (http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/12/24/apples-new-mac-pro-a-better-value-than-the-sum-of-its-parts) spent almost $14,300 to build a DIY PC with similar components as the $9,600 Mac Pro, so maybe not so much...
Rating: 3 Votes
13 months ago
Very strong immediate demand for the MacPro, weaker than expected demand for the iPhone 5c.

Who would have thought?

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No one with any sense will expect millions and millions of units. The audience for the Mac Pro is very tiny compared to the whole. Many businesses do just fine, even great, with the MacBook Pro and the iMac. If the potential audience of folks that really need a Mac Pro is more than 1 million I would be shocked

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Or they aren't having issues and the lack of models in store is due to some other reason.


I dunno. I thought, 'Who the hell will pay £400-£600 for an iPad when the global economy's collapsing?'

Apple has made this MacPro look like a 'sexy consumer device' to get a secondary market of people that like spending lots of money on gizmos, whether they need them or not and, in some cases, whether they really have the money
Rating: 2 Votes

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