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Retina MacBook Pro shipping times grow to 2-3 weeks

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.




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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    what analysis!

    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.

    Yes, because price and shipping times are usually equivalent otherwise. Unless, of course, the reason they don't have many is the high cost of manufacture.

    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.

    That's because they weren't really 'updated' to the same extent. The screens and general design are basically the same, so it wasn't as difficult to ramp up production nor worry as much about early glitches.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    wait, there's more!

    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.

    This is why we all come to MacNN! They know how to get to the crux of the situation!

    Although I think they forgot the obvious third option, the trucks carrying the new MacBooks to stores were seized by intergalactic trade authorities from Omicron Perseid 6 after Motorola and Samsung filed motions that the computers violated various patents.

    Duh...

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