Retina MacBook Pro Shipping Estimates Improving to 1-2 Weeks

Just a little over a week since shipping estimates for new Retina MacBook Pro orders through Apple's online store saw their first improvement from 3-4 weeks to 2-3 weeks, timeframes have again been reduced. As with the previous improvement, the change has first appeared in Apple's Asia-Pacific markets, which have seen shipping estimates drop to 1-2 weeks.

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Shipping estimates in Apple's other main distribution regions of the Americas and Europe/Middle East/Africa are holding steady at 2-3 weeks for the time being, but they will almost certainly see similar drops to the 1-2 week timeframe in the very near future.

Shipping estimates for the Retina MacBook Pro peaked at 3-4 weeks roughly 36 hours after the models were unveiled at last month's Worldwide Developers Conference, with estimates remaining at that level until last week's drop to 2-3 weeks. Availability at other online and brick-and-mortar retailers is also improving, in many cases beating Apple's online store estimates for stock models, but the company's online store is the primary source for customized orders.

Update: Estimates in Apple's online stores in the Americas have also moved to 1-2 weeks.

Update 2: Apple's European stores have now also seen improvement to 1-2 weeks.

Top Rated Comments

east85 Avatar
111 months ago

Can someone tell me whats wrong with this picture? lol

1. no upgradeable ram
2. glued battery
3. not enough hd space
4. no ethernet or optical drive
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
majkom Avatar
111 months ago

Your wrong. No way apple would ever do iPhone again just because the first iPhone was named "iPhone". How would people know the difference between the first iPhone and the iPhone 5?


How do they know between old and new macbook pro 13 inch? :)) or between ipad 1 and ipad 3 ?
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mrbyu Avatar
111 months ago

Ok but where is my iPhone 5?

In the stores my friend, it's called the 4S :D
(*grabs popcorn)
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MultiMediaWill Avatar
111 months ago
Ok but where is my iPhone 5?
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JS82712 Avatar
111 months ago
that's because no one is buying it now
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pianoblack3 Avatar
111 months ago

The look on your face when Apple announces the iPhone 5 in october will be priceless.


Considering their move in naming schemes, it would look like it's more likely to be 'The New iPhone'… so pot kettle black :p
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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