“That’s what the Apple online store is quoting when you place an order.,” Gewirtz reports. “I found this out Friday, when I finally convinced myself to pull the trigger on a pretty well-equipped (and eye-wateringly expensive) 15-inch monstrosity. I’m going to be using this for the day job, specifically for a lot of high-end video work, so I signed up to lug around the extra pound, rather than go for the lighter 13-inch baby.”
“Once I placed my order, I got an email message that informed me that I’ll get my new Escape key-free machine between December 20th and December 26th,” Gewirtz reports. “That’s because Apple’s quote of ‘Ships 4-5 weeks’ is not ‘arrives 4-5 weeks.’ The order page encourages optimism. But they’re not accounting for travel time when they tell you how long it will take.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Good things come to those who wait.
The good news is that, in our experience, Apple often moves up delivery dates whenever possible and sometimes by a significant margin.
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