updated 10:20 am EDT, Wed June 27, 2012
Some launch-day orders pushed as far back as July 25th
Some launch-day business orders of the Retina MacBook Pro are being delayed, according to buyers. The computer went on sale June 11th; some people given a 7-10 day delivery quote at the time, however, are now saying they're getting emails with new dates as late as July 25th. In a sample email, Apple attributes the problem to "an unexpected delay."
The holdup could potentially be related to choosing custom configurations, since people who wrote into MacRumors note that they all upgraded to a 768GB SSD. The new Pro has been in relatively high demand, and Apple may not have been prepared with enough higher-capacity SSDs. The delay is unlikely to be related to general production issues, since more orders would have been affected. At the moment, however, Retina Pros are only estimated to ship in three to four weeks at Apple's online store.