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Apple's 17" MacBook Pro Shipments Delayed Until Feb 19th

Several readers have reported that Apple has sent out emails today indicating that the 17" MacBook Pro has been delayed by a couple of more weeks. The email indicated that ship dates were pushed back by about 10-14 days to February 19th, 2009:

To Our Valued Apple Customer:

Thank you again for your order! Wrapping up the new 17-inch MacBook Pro is taking a few days longer
than we projected. As a result, we will be unable to ship your 17-inch MacBook Pro until February 19, 2009.

These emails went out to those with the earliest orders placed immediately after the announcement that the 17" MacBook Pro at Macworld.

This, of course, means that the "Now Shipping" graphic that was briefly displayed on Apple's Canadian online store was a mistake.