updated 04:55 pm EDT, Wed September 5, 2012
Supply, demand reach balance
The Retina MacBook Pro is now listed as "in stock" at the company's US online store, a check shows. Since its launch in June, the computer has always had a shipping delay of at least several days, and at one point took approximately a month to be delivered. As of Wednesday, demand appears to have tapered enough to match supply.
The Retina Pro has proven unusually popular, in spite of a minimum $2,199 pricetag versus the regular Pro's $1,199. It sports more than a higher-resolution display, however; it also uses a thinner design, and by default comes with an SSD, 8GB of RAM, and NVIDIA's GeForce GT 650M video card. Apple is eventually expected to spread the Retina technology across all Macs.