updated 12:08 pm EDT, Tue June 12, 2012
May suggest relatively few units in first production run
Shipping times for the Retina display-equipped MacBook Pro have extended to between two and three weeks, a check of Apple's US online store shows. This includes both the 2.3 and 2.6GHZ models, despite their $2,199 and $2,799 pricetags. By comparison, the updated non-Retina MacBooks are still listed as "in stock," meaning they should ship within a day of an order being placed.
The one-day sellout suggests either that Apple produced relatively few Retina MacBooks for the product's launch run, or that demand is unusually intense. Apple was in fact better prepared for the launch of the third-generation iPad; even though pre-orders started on March 7th, shipping delays didn't hit the 2-3 weeks mark until several days later.