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Apple delays shipments of new 17" MacBook Pro

updated 07:50 pm EST, Wed February 4, 2009

17 inch MB Pro delayed

Apple has pushed back ship dates for the new 17-inch aluminum-unibody MacBook Pro that was unveiled at the Macworld Expo early in January. "Wrapping up the new 17-inch MacBook Pro is taking a few days longer than we projected," explained a message sent to customers that pre-ordered the notebooks. "As a result, we will be unable to ship your 17-inch MacBook Pro until February 19, 2009." The exact reason for the delay remains unknown.

New orders are expected to arrive in three to four weeks for the gloss-screen configuration, while the matte display is expected to ship in four to five weeks.




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  1. tonewheel

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Well...

    Glad I didn't order one of these just yet. I can only imagine what may be the problem.

  1. Zanziboy

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Battery Shortage?

    My first guess would be that ramping-up production of the custom form factor battery is proving to be hard. Any time you design a custom part for a system, you run the risk of part shortages. In this case, the battery is the one key component which cannot be purchased from a second supplier, but given the delay is only a week or two, this clearly indicates a production issue rather than a technical problem.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -2

    Re: Battery shortage

    Somehow the internal is different than any other laptop battery, which needs to be designed specifically to fit a laptop case?

  1. ocfra

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -2

    Intel Quad?

    Maybe they are gonna stuff the 17" with a Quad...

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    or...

    stuff it with a PPC G5! Finally!

  1. Paul Huang

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +6

    Chinese new year

    Some idiot didn't take into account of the Chinese new year holiday at multiple factories that make the parts. Of course, the assembly plant as well.

  1. dynsight

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    I want one

    I found someone to buy my old 2.16 17" for $1000, so I want this baby, and I want her now!

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