“It doesn’t matter if you want a lower-end 13-inch MacBook Pro or a configured out-the-wazoo 15-inch beast,” David Gewirtz reports for ZDNet. “If you try ordering any MacBook Pro with the silly little Touch Bar, you’re not going to see it for four to five weeks. ”

“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.”

Read more in the full article here.

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.

Patience, Padawans.

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