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Apple's Mac Pro Shipping Estimates Slip to April in Many Countries

Shipping estimates for new orders of the redesigned Mac Pro have now slipped to April in many of Apple's stores around the world (via MacGeneration) [Google Translate].

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This is the second time in two months that the Mac Pro has showed a change in shipping estimates, as Apple's stores around the world began to show a "March" shipping estimate last month. While the new shipping estimates do not necessarily reflect a worsening supply given that shipping delays have been persistent so far throughout the computer's launch, the changes do indicate that Apple has yet to make up significant ground as lead times appear to be remaining in the six-to-seven week range.

The new April shipping estimates are in effect for stock and custom configurations throughout Apple's online stores for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) operational regions. Estimates in Apple's stores for the Americas remain at March for the time being.

Update: Shipping estimates in the Americas have now also moved to April for all models.

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8 months ago
Guess the Americans can't keep up.
Also, where is that new Thunderbolt display?! (Just gonna keep commenting that till it's here)
Rating: 14 Votes
8 months ago

Well no. You want them to, but they don't need to. Clearly people are willing to wait. Hell, people waited this long for the update, what's another 2-6 months?


IMO this would be a poor way to deliver customer service. If the message from the top is, 'eh, they waited this long, they can wait longer,' that speaks volumes to how the company feels about you, it's loyal customer. If anything, production should have been shifted to meet demand for the people who have clearly been waiting a long time for a product that is far from just a unneeded gadget.
Rating: 7 Votes
8 months ago

Glad to hear there is high demand. Seems like an amazing machine and this will at least keep apple interested in the professional side of things for the foreseeable future.


It isn't just high demand... It's also a case of under production. They should have stuck with Foxconn and China instead of playing the "patriotic" card.
Rating: 6 Votes
8 months ago
I have ordered three and I have only received one to date . Based on my experience and a quick calculation, since I ordered the last two together on December 20th and they shipped two days apart, they are manufacturing approximately 1 1/2 Mac Pros a day. Plus or minus 1 Mac Pro of course.
Rating: 6 Votes
8 months ago
They need to rectify this situation.
Rating: 5 Votes
8 months ago

FAIL


lol

A quick channel check is showing that there are no shortages of parts to build a Hackint0sh. :D


LOL..... "April". Who wants to wait until APRIL?
Until Cook shutters that factory and moves production to China, expect more of the same.


Absolutely everything suggests you are a troll:
-Your avatar
-Your childish way of argumenting and writing
-Your signature

Do you really think anyone takes you seriously this way?
Rating: 5 Votes
8 months ago

Is it that difficult to manufacture or are there supply issues with internal components?


Probably just the spike of initial demand.
Rating: 4 Votes
8 months ago

It isn't just high demand... It's also a case of under production. They should have stuck with Foxconn and China instead of playing the "patriotic" card.


As a supply chain engineer, I highly doubt it is some sort of mistaken underproduction. Process issues are obviously responsible to some degree, but clearly there is a large amount of pent up demand here. After satisfying this initial peak demand, Apple will be faced with a much lower equilibrium demand quantity. Usually in these situations, it makes more sense to carry a higher inventory rather than have peak production capacity installed. Thus, you would build up inventory before releasing, and maintain the lower, equilibrium capacity.

However, because of whatever design or manufacturing issues Apple ran into, they were very behind schedule. So, in order to make the 2013 cutoff date, they released it somewhat prematurely (from a supply chain perspective) without much built-up inventory. Hence the extraordinarily long lead times.
Rating: 4 Votes
8 months ago

The problem is unlike Foxconn in China, you cannot make people work 18 hour days in prison like factories, and hire and fire hundreds ar Will as demand dictates.

Americans get the hour lunch break and the 4 15 minute smoking breaks, the OSHA mandates for safety which also probably lower productivity. And they get off on the weekends.


What a crock. As an american worker myself the only thing the law mandates is a 30 min lunch other than that, there is no other mandate. I currently work 14 hour days at my job.

As for foxconn people in china seek them out and wait in huge lines to get jobs there, because there some of the highest paid jobs for factory workers in the country. There are no slaves at foxconn even though your warped and twisted views would like to think so.
Rating: 4 Votes
8 months ago

He never said that, he said late 2013.


Either way you still can't walk into an Apple Store and buy one which was the main point. It's just effing ridiculous. How can they possibly get their supply/demand equations so wrong time after time.
Rating: 3 Votes

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