Retina MacBook Pro Shipping Estimates Improving for the First Time

For the first time since its launch just over one month ago, Apple's Retina MacBook Pro has begun to see improvements in shipping estimates for new orders placed through the company's online store. The improvement has appeared first in Apple's Asia-Pacific markets, which have seen estimates move from 3-4 weeks to 2-3 weeks.


Shipping estimates in Apple's other main distribution regions of the Americas and Europe/Middle East/Africa remain at 3-4 weeks, but it is likely they will see similar improvements in the near future.

While Apple announced the Retina MacBook Pro as immediately available on its debut day of June 11, shipping estimates quickly slipped to 2-3 weeks by the end of the day and reached 3-4 weeks roughly 24 hours later. Estimates have remained steady at 3-4 weeks since that time until today's improvement in the Asia-Pacific channel.

Update: The improved 2-3 week estimates have now spread to the Americas and are beginning to filter into a number of European stores.

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108 months ago
Where are the "down vote" arrows?
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108 months ago
Call me when it says "Ships: 2 - 3 days"
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108 months ago
I want Mountain Lion!
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108 months ago

I don't know why anyone would wait 2-3 weeks when you could pick one up in store... I picked mine up in store on day two and asked a few questions about availability when I was there, for future reference. Apple often release what they've got for sale in the late afternoon, between 2 and 4pm. If you call up though, they'll say they've got nothing in stock.

Definitely recommend taking this route instead of waiting. You might be unlucky the first couple of days, but you'll get one quicker than 3 weeks! :apple:


Some people want the base + 16 GB ram model or the 2.7/768/16 model which are not easily found in stores.
BTO is the only sure way to get some of these models.
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108 months ago
I don't know why anyone would wait 2-3 weeks when you could pick one up in store... I picked mine up in store on day two and asked a few questions about availability when I was there, for future reference. Apple often release what they've got for sale in the late afternoon, between 2 and 4pm. If you call up though, they'll say they've got nothing in stock.

Definitely recommend taking this route instead of waiting. You might be unlucky the first couple of days, but you'll get one quicker than 3 weeks! :apple:
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108 months ago

Where are the "down vote" arrows?

The powers that be decided to remove them because they create a 'negative atmosphere'. Now if you want to express a negative thought on this forum, you have actually flame someone in your reply. Much better, isn't it? :rolleyes:
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