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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Reason077 Avatar
135 months ago
We salute you, American Mac Pro factory workers!

But please, work faster ;)
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lapidus Avatar
135 months ago
I wonder when my new thunderbolt display with UBS3 will finally ship..
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bryanescuela Avatar
135 months ago
Re:

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

Got six (I win :rolleyes:)
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Michael73 Avatar
135 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.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WestonHarvey1 Avatar
135 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.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sketchguy Avatar
135 months ago
At this rate, it really should be renamed "The LATE 2014 Mac Pro".
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)