Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Feb 27, 2014, 02:47 PM   #1
MacRumors
macrumors bot
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Some Early Mac Pro Orders Won't See Promised February Delivery




Just hours after Apple began taking orders for the new Mac Pro back in December, shipping estimates slipped to "February". However, Apple will not meet that deadline for a number of customers.

One customer told MacRumors that an Apple representative told him earlier today that his 6-core unit, originally ordered on January 7, "will not ship in February as originally stated" and instead "will be shipping in 5-7 business days and will be reflected in the on-line shipping status early next week." Some Mac Pro buyers on the MacRumors forums have been notified of similar delays. The delay puts deliveries in the first or second week of March.

The reader told us that he received two emails at the beginning and middle of the month promising delivery by the end of February, however, both those emails turned out to be incorrect. Here's the text of one from February 17:
Quote:
We'd like to give you another update on the status of your Mac Pro order.

Your Mac Pro is still scheduled to ship in February. We'll send you an email notification with the delivery date and tracking information once its on its way.

For the most up-to-date delivery information, visit Order Status on the Apple Online store. If you have an iOS device, you can check your order status using the Apple Store app for iPad or iPhone.

We appreciate your patience and look forward to getting the new Mac Pro to you as soon as possible.
Current U.S. Apple Online Store orders for the Mac Pro have an expected ship date of April.

Article Link: Some Early Mac Pro Orders Won't See Promised February Delivery
MacRumors is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2014, 02:49 PM   #2
Lapidus
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: May 2012
I wonder when my new thunderbolt display with UBS3 will finally ship..
Lapidus is offline   15 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2014, 02:50 PM   #3
tarproductions
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: San Diego, CA
Send a message via Skype™ to tarproductions
Unfortunate. All good things take time, Apple used have operations mastered. Happy I opted for a top-of-the-line iMac for the interim.
tarproductions is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2014, 02:51 PM   #4
xnu
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Got three, love them, worth the wait! Hang in there.
xnu is offline   6 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2014, 02:52 PM   #5
Michael73
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Ordered 10am (GMT -0500) December 20th

8 core / 32GB / 1TB / D500

Out for delivery by end of day today

I could hardly sleep last night and I'm so insanely excited, I might be playing with the new Pro all night tonight.
__________________
nMP 8/32GB/1TB/D500, MP 3,1(ret.), 30" ACD
MBP 15.4" 2.2GHz Quad, 8GB RAM, 500GB
MBA 13" 1.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD
2TB TC, 64GB iPad / 5S / 4S, Drobo 5D, 3 x TV
Michael73 is offline   12 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2014, 02:54 PM   #6
V.K.
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Toronto, Canada
I ordered a MP (6 core , 1 TB) in the second week of January through the university bookstore so that it could be billed directly my department. I don't have direct access to the order myself but I've been checking with the bookstore and the shipping date keeps slipping. It was February for a while, then end of February or early March and today I was told end of April! This is a complete horse crap. I wonder if they are BSing me at the bookstore or if this is really happening to others too. 4 months to ship a computer is completely ridiculous.
V.K. is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2014, 02:55 PM   #7
bryanescuela
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Re:

Quote:
Originally Posted by xnu View Post
Got three, love them, worth the wait! Hang in there.
Got six (I win )
bryanescuela is offline   12 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2014, 03:00 PM   #8
Schranke
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Denmark
I would love to have 1, but as a student my budget just simply are not up for it.
But really hope for the people who's have not ship yet that they will be on their way fast.
In the mean time i will en joy my rMBP, iPhone 5s and iPad air confident that i some day will get a mac pro
__________________
Photography sure is fun http://schrankenmuller.smugmug.com
Schranke is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2014, 03:01 PM   #9
Nunyabinez
macrumors 6502a
 
Nunyabinez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Provo, UT
Quote:
Originally Posted by tarproductions View Post
Unfortunate. All good things take time, Apple used have operations mastered. Happy I opted for a top-of-the-line iMac for the interim.
I have been watching these threads to see if people complain about the new mac pros.

A huge number of people have said that they would pay more for American made products. Apparently, while they may not cost that much more, they take a lot longer to make. Or at least to ramp up production.

Just goes to show you that maybe there is more to building things in China than access to cheap workers.
__________________
27" iMac, 3.4 GHz i7; 15" MBP, 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo; 13" MBA 1.7 GHz i5; iPad (3rd Gen), 16 GB; iPhone 5S; Hackintosh, 3.4 GHz i7 (2600k)
Nunyabinez is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2014, 03:02 PM   #10
deconstruct60
macrumors 603
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by MacRumors View Post
....
Just hours after Apple began taking orders for the new Mac Pro back in December, shipping estimates slipped to "February". However, Apple will not meet that deadline for a number of customers.
Cranking out Mac Pros at maximum overdrive speed when fully know have a firmware problem and a fix ?

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/02/26/mac-pro-smc/

Or sliding to ship some Mac Pros so don't need to patch before usage?

It is a little coincidental that Apple makes phone calls about slides around the day after rolls out low level fixes.

Couple that with Feburary being a short month and any minor hiccups in order/supply queue and 1-1.5 week slide wouldn't be all that surprising.
deconstruct60 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2014, 03:03 PM   #11
luckydcxx
macrumors 6502a
 
luckydcxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
is it that they are very difficult to make or is the demand so high? or both?
luckydcxx is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2014, 03:03 PM   #12
Reason077
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
We salute you, American Mac Pro factory workers!

But please, work faster
Reason077 is offline   18 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2014, 03:03 PM   #13
DShap5
macrumors 6502a
 
DShap5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: California
Quote:
Originally Posted by Michael73 View Post
Ordered 10am (GMT -0500) December 20th

8 core / 32GB / 1TB / D500

Out for delivery by end of day today

I could hardly sleep last night and I'm so insanely excited, I might be playing with the new Pro all night tonight.
December 20th... gosh. I'd wonder if it got lost in the mail... :/
__________________
If you want a cool new feature on a Samsung phone, just suggest it to Apple.
DShap5 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2014, 03:03 PM   #14
xgman
macrumors 68040
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reason077 View Post
We salute you, American Mac Pro factory workers!

But please, work faster
It does make you wonder though . . . . .
__________________
{2012 27imac-3.4i7-680mx-32gb ram-768SSD+External TB Samsung840pro ssd + TB velociraptors-UAD Apollo/Marantz/Amphion/Bowers&Wilkins Sound-Impulse 61}
{ipads}{iphones}
xgman is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2014, 03:04 PM   #15
AppleWarMachine
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Michigan, US
hopefully, they will get them by this December
__________________
-Mike

iMac; iPad; iPhone; Apple TV...and whatever's next (iWatch)
AppleWarMachine is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2014, 03:07 PM   #16
deconstruct60
macrumors 603
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nunyabinez View Post
...
A huge number of people have said that they would pay more for American made products. Apparently, while they may not cost that much more, they take a lot longer to make. Or at least to ramp up production.
Right ...... .because the iMac 2012 SNAFU launch was all American workers behind that too.

The iPhone 5 / iPhone 5S shortages.... pesky American low level factory workers.

It is not unusual for "absolute minimal inventories, and maximum just-in-time" Apple product roll outs to have shortages. Major assembly in the USA doesn't really significantly change Apple stance on those two fundamental premises they bring to their rollouts.

Quote:
Just goes to show you that maybe there is more to building things in China than access to cheap workers.
Keep on deluding yourself on that. No it is about paying folks less, circumventing local labor laws (even Chinese ones) and getting bigger, fatter, middle-upper management bonus checks.
deconstruct60 is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2014, 03:09 PM   #17
WardC
macrumors 68020
 
WardC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Send a message via AIM to WardC
I have been patiently waiting to order until Apple can meet the demand in a reasonable time fashion...

...also waiting until I can save the money for one!!!

LOL....but I figured by the time I have enough money saved up to buy one, Apple will have the whole thing sorted out, and overnight shipping will be a breeze....

Only I wish!!
__________________
iMac 27" 3.4GHz i7 SSD 16GB RAM
MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.6GHz i7 256GB SSD/ 16GB RAM
iPhone 5 White 64GB
Thinking about Apple...
WardC is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2014, 03:09 PM   #18
sketchguy
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
At this rate, it really should be renamed "The LATE 2014 Mac Pro".
__________________
Steve Talkowski
Design. Create. Animate.
http://sketchbot.tv
@stevetalkowski
sketchguy is offline   8 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2014, 03:11 PM   #19
Tech198
macrumors 68040
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Australia, Perth
Didn't we already know this ?

nah, try the "The Early 2015 Mac Pro".

They've already extended it already to April, that alone says some hold up issues happening.
__________________
13" MBPR, i5, 256Gig SDD, 8 Gig Ram, Apple TV, iPhone 5S 16Gig, iPad 16Gig, Mac Mini 2.3Ghz i7, 1TB HD
"There are no stupid questions, just stupid people."
Tech198 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2014, 03:11 PM   #20
koruki
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New Zealand
I've never had a delay in my assembled in China apple products lol
__________________
RIP Mr. Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011. I found out via my iPhone. Thanks for everything.
Nutty Bugs HD.
koruki is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2014, 03:12 PM   #21
OLDCODGER
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lucky Country
Well, if they didn't stop to mess around with other people's politics ...
OLDCODGER is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2014, 03:13 PM   #22
AngerDanger
macrumors 65816
 
AngerDanger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: location, location!
Until your Mac Pros arrive, you can rewatch this trailer nonstopů it's as close as some of us will get to ever owning one.

AngerDanger is online now   5 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2014, 03:15 PM   #23
brianvictor7
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Midwest, US
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schranke View Post
I would love to have 1, but as a student my budget just simply are not up for it.
But really hope for the people who's have not ship yet that they will be on their way fast.
In the mean time i will en joy my rMBP, iPhone 5s and iPad air confident that i some day will get a mac pro
Great photography site in your signature! You do good work! Keep at it and you'll have the money for that Mac Pro!
__________________
Macbook Pro Retina 13" (2013) iPhone 5S iMac 21.5" (2009)
brianvictor7 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2014, 03:16 PM   #24
V.K.
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Toronto, Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by sketchguy View Post
At this rate, it really should be renamed "The LATE 2014 Mac Pro".
It would be funny if it didn't look like this might actually happen. As I said above, my shipping estimate changed from February to late April (ordered Jan 8). The way things are going I don't have much faith in that estimate either.
V.K. is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2014, 03:17 PM   #25
MacProFCP
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Michigan
February Delivery

I sold my old Mac Pro in December and have been waiting to receive my new one. Bought it February shipping and I just got it two days ago.

I guess I got lucky not having to wait another month.
MacProFCP is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why delivery of nmpro is for February? Frong Mac Pro 22 Jan 15, 2014 11:27 PM
Shipping Estimates for Mac Pro Online Orders Slip to February 2014 MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 162 Jan 6, 2014 09:03 AM
Apple Begins Preparing First Mac Pro Orders for December 30 Delivery MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 70 Dec 27, 2013 12:06 PM
Mac Pro (early 2009) won't recognize internal drives. MrNiv OS X Mavericks (10.9) 1 Dec 4, 2013 01:14 PM
February Orders of iMac 27" itsMacTonight iMac 501 Mar 26, 2013 10:17 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:16 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC