Mac users can’t bypass the current 3-4 week waiting period for their new MacBook Pro by upgrading their laptop with a faster 7,200 rpm version of the included 100GB laptop drive. Though BTO configuration increases the price by about $100, users can receive the BTO configured MacBook Pro in 1-3 business days, AppleInsider reported earlier today.
“New orders for the MacBook Pro with the drive upgrade are now estimated by Apple to ship in 1-3 business days as opposed to 3-4 weeks for the standard configuration. Due to the way Apple assembles its production lines, there is a slim possibility these estimates are accurate,” AppleInsider reports. However, MacDailyNews readers, and now AppleInsider themselves in an update to their original article, confirm that Apple has since corrected this glitch. It’s 3-4 weeks for everyone, regardless of the order specifics.
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MacDailyNews Take: Good things come to those who wait.
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