Many Apple Stores Not Carrying Retina MacBook Stock on Launch Day

A significant number of users have turned to Twitter and other social networks to voice their frustration that Retina MacBook in-store stock and display models at many Apple Stores in the United States and other launch countries are nowhere to be found. MacRumors has independently confirmed that the Retina MacBook will be limited to online purchases in many locations around the world at launch.

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A spot check of several Apple Stores in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom resulted in us being given the same response about Retina MacBook stock being unavailable at each location, at least on launch day. April 10 is already an eventful day for Apple as Apple Watch pre-orders and in-store try-on appointments became available at 12:01 AM Pacific, so it is possible the MacBook is not a priority right now.

Retina MacBook shipping times also slipped especially quick out of the gate, with custom configured models available to ship in 3-4 weeks from the moment orders became available, and gold stock models following shortly thereafter. Apple's new 12-inch MacBook starts at $1,299 and features an ultra-thin design, one USB-C port, redesigned keyboard with an all-new butterfly mechanism, Force Touch trackpad, fanless architecture and all-day battery life.

Top Rated Comments

saintforlife Avatar
76 months ago
What's going on Angela Ahrendts?
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cambookpro Avatar
76 months ago
So you can't buy a Watch in the store, you can't look at the new MacBook in the store...

What's the point of building hundreds of Apple Stores if you can't actually buy anything in them?!
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BornAgainMac Avatar
76 months ago

Wow disappointing, while I'm not a fan of the product, I did want to check it out.


The product has no fans.
:D
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Going Digital Avatar
76 months ago
Even Apple are embarrassed by the connectivity challenged MacBook.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Traverse Avatar
76 months ago
To me, Apple was not clear on this or the Apple Watch's availability.

Saying "available on 4/10/15" leads many (most) people to think you can actually get one, not just preorder.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OllyW Avatar
76 months ago

To me, Apple was not clear on this or the Apple Watch's availability.

Saying "available on 4/10/15" leads many (most) people to think you can actually get one, not just preorder.

That means the 4th October to the rest of the world, I do hope they are available by then. ;)
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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