Sold out already? MacBook Pro with Retina display ship date slips to ‘2-3 weeks’

“Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina display stole the show at yesterday’s Worldwide Developers Conference. But the contention by Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, that the computer would ship immediately doesn’t seem to be the case at the moment,” Don Reisinger reports for CNET.

“Customers heading over to Apple’s Web site today will find that the MacBook Pro with Retina display is listed as shipping in two to three weeks,” Reisinger reports. “During his presentation at WWDC yesterday, Schiller told those in attendance that the computer would start shipping yesterday.”

Reisinger reports, “In previous Apple launches, the company has promised a particular shipping time, only to find that the first group of units sell out, forcing it to modify the timetable for future orders.”

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11 Comments

  1. Well it DID ship right away, for some then. Market forces force changes especially with popular new products. I’m kinda glad since it gives me a cooldown period before running out and getting one myself! But it’s kinda inevitable. I am shocked and disappointed by the Mac Pro “upgrades” by the omission, for a very expensive Pro computer, of no Thunderbolt and USB 3. VERY strange.

    1. I don’t think a minor upgrade to the Mac Pro all that strange. The Mac Pro is merely an afterthought to Apple. How much of a revenue stream is the Mac Pro going to offer Apple? Hardly anything. 2%, if that much. Apple only spends money on those products that earn them money. Their present financial model seems to be working rather well and I don’t expect them to change their thinking in the near term.

      1. last I heard the Facebook list had something like 19k people… With each mac pro tower running between four and thirty thousand.

        Chump change for Apple to be sure, but still a necessary component for a lot of professionals.

        1. It’s strange because USB 3 and Thunderbolt are precisely the kind of features a Pro user would use, yet the consumer Macs get it first. I installed a USB 3 card in my 2007 Mac Pro and the savings in transfer time to external drives is enormous. No comparison to USB 2, Firewire 400 or 800. Thunderbolt is faster yet. Time is money. And yes Apple has an obligation to support their Pro users or make a declaration of leaving that market to Windows (can you imagine?).

          I don’t know why people who are not power users think they speak on Apple’s behalf when Apple may not be thinking that at all, or are intolerant of the needs of other users. Kind of makes you an ignorant and insensitive a-hole. You should be supportive of all the varied needs of Mac users and not begrudge Pro users their share of Apple OS X goodness.

      2. @Laughing_Boy48,
        Stop defending the indefensible. Apple attempts to set a high standard for its products. Plainly, a 2-3 year old graphics card on the top-of-the-line “pro” Mac used by graphics professionals is ridiculous. If Apple is not going to even do the inexpensive, minor updates necessary, they should discontinue the line so the pros know they need to go to other platforms. Leaving pros hanging with (now) second-rate hardware and no sense of when, or even whether, it will be brought up-to-date is inexcusable. Why can’t we be Apple fans that are also able to criticize when it’s deserved?

  2. Strangely enough, initial orders of the maxed out version (all the ram, all the SDD, all the CPU) were for 3 to 5 weeks. That’s now down to 2-3 weeks.

  3. Not really surprised. This will be a hot item this summer. It will also take time to get supplies to the other retailers like Mac Mall. This could be back logged for some time.
    I can wait for a month or two to get one since my old Mbp is still going strong.

  4. Haha. It sort of flies in the faces of those who yelled, “Those MacBook Pros are too expensive and no consumers will be willing to buy them.” Just the idea of having a notebook with seven hours of battery time seems almost irresistable. At one time I thought people were asking for high resolution displays, now I’m hearing how much of a waste it is to have so many pixels and that a Retina display is merely another Apple “gimmick”. I’m sure glad that Apple controls NAND flash availability as hard drives start to disappear in notebooks. That should make it much harder for the competition to get components and lowering their profitability.

    Apparently Wall Street doesn’t think very highly of anything Apple does and certainly was not impressed with the MacBook lineup as investors quickly dumped Apple shares.

  5. I ordered my new Retina MacBook Pro this morning, the biggest version with 768 GB. Yes, it’s expensive. But something I have to have, especially as a new notebook was due. If I work 7 days a week, why not getting the best machine? I can’t wait to get my hands on this machine.

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