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Some Early Mac Pro Orders Won't See Promised February Delivery

Just hours after Apple began taking orders for the new Mac Pro back in December, shipping estimates slipped to "February". However, Apple will not meet that deadline for a number of customers.

One customer told MacRumors that an Apple representative told him earlier today that his 6-core unit, originally ordered on January 7, "will not ship in February as originally stated" and instead "will be shipping in 5-7 business days and will be reflected in the on-line shipping status early next week." Some Mac Pro buyers on the MacRumors forums have been notified of similar delays. The delay puts deliveries in the first or second week of March.

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The reader told us that he received two emails at the beginning and middle of the month promising delivery by the end of February, however, both those emails turned out to be incorrect. Here's the text of one from February 17:
We'd like to give you another update on the status of your Mac Pro order.

Your Mac Pro is still scheduled to ship in February. We'll send you an email notification with the delivery date and tracking information once its on its way.

For the most up-to-date delivery information, visit Order Status on the Apple Online store. If you have an iOS device, you can check your order status using the Apple Store app for iPad or iPhone.

We appreciate your patience and look forward to getting the new Mac Pro to you as soon as possible.
Current U.S. Apple Online Store orders for the Mac Pro have an expected ship date of April.

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10 months ago
We salute you, American Mac Pro factory workers!

But please, work faster ;)
Rating: 18 Votes
10 months ago
I wonder when my new thunderbolt display with UBS3 will finally ship..
Rating: 15 Votes
10 months ago
Ordered 10am (GMT -0500) December 20th

8 core / 32GB / 1TB / D500

Out for delivery by end of day today :D

I could hardly sleep last night and I'm so insanely excited, I might be playing with the new Pro all night tonight.
Rating: 12 Votes
10 months ago

Got three, love them, worth the wait! Hang in there.


Got six (I win :rolleyes:)
Rating: 12 Votes
10 months ago

FACT:
Pathetic PSU. Poor thermal design that forces the computer to massively slow down.


I'll trust AnandTech's test results before I'll trust your unsourced assertion. You can't even be bothered to paste a link to a relevant forum post.
Rating: 10 Votes
10 months ago
At this rate, it really should be renamed "The LATE 2014 Mac Pro".
Rating: 8 Votes
10 months ago

FACT:

Limited GPU design with already ancient cards. No expandable storage except for overly expensive TB. Pathetic PSU. Poor thermal design that forces the computer to massively slow down.


FACT:

You shouldn't buy one... I, however, am really looking forward to mine.
Rating: 7 Votes
10 months ago
Got three, love them, worth the wait! Hang in there.
Rating: 6 Votes
10 months ago

FACT:

Limited GPU design with already ancient cards. No expandable storage except for overly expensive TB. Pathetic PSU. Poor thermal design that forces the computer to massively slow down.


Dear Macrumors:

This is why we need the downvote back.

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Who knows if the Mac Pro is getting delayed by assembly in the US.

Or if it is a supply issue with all those Intel Xeon processors or AMD video cards.

Don't be so quick to blame the American worker...


American workers have nothing to do with it.

And, speaking as a supply chain engineer, I highly doubt it has anything to do with yield at this point.

Apple simply doesn't want to ramp up production past what will end up being the stable demand level to meet short term pent up demand. Especially in the US, where production is quite expensive.
Rating: 6 Votes
10 months ago
Rant/ Not gonna lie, pretty pissed off right now. Ordered Jan. 1 and received zero information from Apple until saw this article and decided to call them. It's already been 8 weeks and now they've delayed it another week or two. It wouldn't be a problem if I didn't have projects with actual DEADLINES. When I told the CSR of how disappointed with Apple I was, he basically said "meh". Serious BS here Apple. What happened to under promise over deliver? I will seriously reconsider next time I decide to drop 9 grand on a computer... /end rant
Rating: 6 Votes

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