Shipping Estimates on New Retina MacBook Pro Slip to 2-3 Weeks

While Apple announced at yesterday's introduction of the MacBook Pro with Retina display that the new models were shipping immediately, those who failed to move quickly to place their orders have seen shipping estimates quickly lengthen. Early estimates came in at 5-7 business days yesterday before moving to 7-10 business days and finally settling late yesterday at 2-3 weeks.

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The same 2-3 week estimate appears to apply to all configurations and customizations on the new Retina MacBook Pro, and the company is not yet offering in-store pickup options on the new machines. Limited stock is making its way to Apple's retail stores, but those looking to customize their orders or guarantee availability with online ordering for pickup are currently left out.

Apple's new non-Retina MacBook Pro and MacBook air models remain in stock for immediate shipment through the Apple online store, with customizations pushing those models out to 1-3 or 3-5 business days depending on the options chosen.

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Top Rated Comments

keysofanxiety Avatar
158 months ago
After many complains in the threads yesterday about price and ports and other stuff, this just proves that people will buy anything Apple branded in a heartbeat!

Well, aside from the fact that it's the best laptop they've ever made.

But hey, you're right. It's the Apple logo that does it for people.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
blumpkin Avatar
158 months ago
They probably had about 10 built to begin with.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
phillipduran Avatar
158 months ago
Well, aside from the fact that it's the best laptop they've ever made.

But hey, you're right. It's the Apple logo that does it for people.

Arguably the best laptop ever.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ovrlrd Avatar
158 months ago
Eh, I don't mind so much since I don't have the money for one yet anyway.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Thunderhawks Avatar
158 months ago
After many complains in the threads yesterday about price and ports and other stuff, this just proves that people will buy anything Apple branded in a heartbeat!

It couldn't be because it's an excellent product and may fit a certain
clientel?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rudy69 Avatar
158 months ago
And no stock in stores :(
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)