Apple struggles to meet demand for new LED-backlit MacBook Pro

“An ambitious move on the part of Apple Inc. to be amongst the first PC manufacturers to adopt eco-friendly LED backlit displays for its notebook designs is thus far causing the company slightly more grief than good,” Slash Lane reports for AppleInsider.

“The Cupertino-based Mac maker, which refreshed its MacBook Pro systems with Intel’s Santa Rosa-based underpinnings during the first week of June, has yet to catch up with demand for the new LED-lit 15-inch models. In recent weeks, in fact, the firm appears to have fallen further behind,” Lane reports.

“The Apple online store, which once estimated delivery of the 15-inch models at 5 to 7 business days, has recently push those ETAs out to 7 to 10 business days,” Lane reports.

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  1. I ordered my C2D 2.4Ghz SR MBP matte with 160Gb 7200rpm HD on June the friggin 8th. Still has not even shipped yet. My “shipped by July 23rd” date is approaching very soon, and I’m nervous whether or not it will ship by then. I’m losing my patience…it’s been well over a month since I ordered it, and there is STILL no activity.

    I ordered it through the education discount. Anyone in the same boat as me? 🙁

  2. I wasted a week calling local Apple Stores daily to check for availability of the 2.2 model. Answer always no, unless I wanted the glossy display. Order online on 13th, with delivery scheduled around the end of the month. Not totally confident Apple will make it.

    Bigger question is cause: LED vendor supply issues or the quality control problems some have experienced (kernel panics, yellow screens etc.) Kepping fingers crossed…

  3. These LED backlit displays aren’t ready for primetime. Too many with yellow spots and uneven backlighting. This isn’t just an Apple issue either, it goes for all displays with LED backlights. They need to get the kinks out of the manufacturing process for sure.

  4. I ordered the $2499 model and only upgraded to the 7200rpm 160gb drive. It was originally scheduled to arrive on July 25th, but somehow I actually received it over 2 weeks ago…a full month early. It’s been awesome!

    Feel bad for anyone who’s still waiting. : (

  5. Gee. Selling as many MacBook Pro’s as it can make. That sounds like a bunch of “grief” for sure… Sounds like a good move. Actually, for the typical buyer, I’m not even sure the LED backlighting is even a major consideration.

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