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Old Mar 24, 2012, 05:52 PM   #1
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Anyone order a new Mac Pro recently

If you have read my thread " the end of the tunnel" you will know that apple has decided to replace my Mac Pro for numerous issues. The question is, for anyone that has ordered ( not bought a pre-configured one in the store) a Mac Pro recently. How long did it take from the order date to delivery? There seems to be a delay in mine coming and thus the question as it might reflect inventory at the distribution/ build site. Thanks
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 06:33 AM   #2
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 06:54 AM   #3
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Thanks,it has been a week and hopefully I will know something tomorrow. I have this gut feeling that I can't shake that this may be a sign the Mac Pro is going away. On that negative thought ( and at my age I have learned not to be negative) I have priced out a loaded Imac as a replacement. My one issue with the Imac is the glossy screen which is fatiguing on my eyes for extended periods, plus the ambient glare. I have the Apple 30" cinima display which is great. On the other hand it would be nice to have fewer boxes around the desk. Oh well, let's see what tomorrow brings.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 07:22 AM   #4
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If the Mac Pro was going away one would think they'd still be able to find one to replace your old one.

If they are updating it soon or winding down production in preparation for an update then stocks could be quite limited.

Like with the Xserve if they discontinue it one would expect they would give some time for customers who wish to to purchase some units to do so.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 04:33 PM   #6
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Question is...how many of these things are they going to sell if they decide they're going to be discontinued...I bet a lot... especially if they drop the price to clear them out. I know I'm going to get one.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 04:37 AM   #7
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If they were being discontinued Apple would have announced that they were being discontinued in January, well ahead of the Intel E5 launch.

Hope you get some news soon.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 05:46 AM   #8
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If they were being discontinued Apple would have announced that they were being discontinued in January, well ahead of the Intel E5 launch.

Hope you get some news soon.
Another weekend has passed and no news. A tech from the Apple store did call Friday to say they had not received the new Tower nor had they heard any word concerning shipping and or arrival date. I must admit I'm getting frustrated but trying to remain calm..... not a normal trait for an old Fighter Pilot. Anyway they have had my Mac Pro and all my software basically sine mid Feb. Oh well, not much I can do so let's see if I hear anything today.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 06:22 AM   #9
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Can't find it at the moment but some one posted that they ordered a fully loaded 12-core mac pro a few weeks ago and the order was canceled by apple. This usually happens around refreshes.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 06:44 AM   #10
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Can't find it at the moment but some one posted that they ordered a fully loaded 12-core mac pro a few weeks ago and the order was canceled by apple. This usually happens around refreshes.
Would like to know more about the specifics of that. As i said my local ( well 60 miles away) Apple store has heard nothing except that Apple has received the order for my new Mac Pro.... that's it. A new model would be nice after all this wait.
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 04:33 AM   #11
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Another day, well actually another week gone by and still nothing on the replacement. I have been without my Mac Pro since early Feb. and nothing firm on when this saga might end. Still would like to know if anyone has received a custom configured Mac Pro lately.
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 12:52 PM   #12
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Delivery times are slipping a little on stock configurations.
Japanese store now has a dispatch time of 5-7 days on 12-Core, up from 3 days earlier this week.
Europe slipped from immediate delivery on 4-Core and 8-Core systems to 3 days on all configurations except server 1-3 a couple of weeks ago.

We are getting closer to something!?
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 01:04 PM   #13
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I thought about ordering a new one, but instead opted for a used MacPro 8-core 2.93. Other then the 12-core which was a bit expensive even used, the 8-core 2.93 is the 2nd best. Not sure I would buy a new one at the moment.
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 01:57 PM   #14
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I thought about ordering a new one, but instead opted for a used MacPro 8-core 2.93. Other then the 12-core which was a bit expensive even used, the 8-core 2.93 is the 2nd best. Not sure I would buy a new one at the moment.
The new ones should be considered used at this point.
2nd best at what? It is slower than the 2.66GHz 12-core AND the 2.93GHz 12-core making it 3rd and the hex is faster at iTunes
Just taking the piss. Congrats, it is a great machine.
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 05:35 PM   #15
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Almost happy days are here. Got a call that my replacement Mac Pro has arrived at the Apple store and they are migrating all my aps etc to it. The head tech will completely ring it out before I bring it home, but the long ordeal is about over and I should have it before weeks end.
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Almost happy days are here. Got a call that my replacement Mac Pro has arrived at the Apple store and they are migrating all my aps etc to it. The head tech will completely ring it out before I bring it home, but the long ordeal is about over and I should have it before weeks end.
What model did you order?
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 12:24 PM   #17
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I ordered a Mac Pro March 29. Still don't have it

I've never had to wait this long on a computer from Apple before. Ordered March 29, meant to ship "3-5 business days" after ordering, April 5th I get an email saying the revised ship date is Apr 11, with the exact same wording they were sending to people who ordered iMacs last year: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1142669

But that date came and went with still no word from Apple.

I ordered a 12-core Mac Pro with the upgraded 2.93 GHz processors and the upgraded video card. Otherwise it's stock.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 12:48 PM   #18
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I've never had to wait this long on a computer from Apple before. Ordered March 29, meant to ship "3-5 business days" after ordering, April 5th I get an email saying the revised ship date is Apr 11, with the exact same wording they were sending to people who ordered iMacs last year: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1142669

But that date came and went with still no word from Apple.

I ordered a 12-core Mac Pro with the upgraded 2.93 GHz processors and the upgraded video card. Otherwise it's stock.
Maybe they are doing you a favor, and in the mean time they will upgrade to sandy bridge xeons, you can cancel your order, then place a new order for the newer machine.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 12:55 PM   #19
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Or maybe you are getting the LAST Mac Pro.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 01:10 PM   #20
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I believe you have 14 days after you buy your machine to get a free bump-up to a newly released model.

Meanwhile I have $1,000 of third party RAM sitting on my desk I may have to return. Anybody know what RAM is paired with the new XEON's?
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I believe you have 14 days after you buy your machine to get a free bump-up to a newly released model.

Meanwhile I have $1,000 of third party RAM sitting on my desk I may have to return. Anybody know what RAM is paired with the new XEON's?
The same stuff will work. You probably bought 1066 or 1333 MHz ram. The new xeons can make use of 1600 MHz, but they don't have to. And 1600 MHz ECC Ram is still quite expensive, and I haven't seen any sticks bigger than 4 GB either. So if you bought higher density 1333 (must be 16 GB sticks at $1000 right?), you should probably just use it.
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The same stuff will work. You probably bought 1066 or 1333 MHz ram. The new xeons can make use of 1600 MHz, but they don't have to. And 1600 MHz ECC Ram is still quite expensive, and I haven't seen any sticks bigger than 4 GB either. So if you bought higher density 1333 (must be 16 GB sticks at $1000 right?), you should probably just use it.
Phew. Yeah this is what I bought:
64GB (4x16GB) DDR3 ECC PC10600 1333MHz

Honestly, I'd be happy with Thunderbolt, new XEON, and SATA III...

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More food for thought, the online store went down briefly on Apr 11, the same day that was my originally revised ship date. It was also the week before NAB.

I'm curious if there's been some kind of change in the release which caused delays.
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Phew. Yeah this is what I bought:
64GB (4x16GB) DDR3 ECC PC10600 1333MHz

Honestly, I'd be happy with Thunderbolt, new XEON, and SATA III...

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More food for thought, the online store went down briefly on Apr 11, the same day that was my originally revised ship date. It was also the week before NAB.

I'm curious if there's been some kind of change in the release which caused delays.

Sooooo.... What you're saying is that you still haven't received your new machine? I too am waiting on a product refresh to get a new machine so hopefully it's soon. My old 8-core from 2007 just isn't cutting it anymore... Let us know how it all works out.
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Sooooo.... What you're saying is that you still haven't received your new machine? I too am waiting on a product refresh to get a new machine so hopefully it's soon. My old 8-core from 2007 just isn't cutting it anymore... Let us know how it all works out.
Correct. No machine has been delivered.

No tracking number or shipment confirmation.

Last word from Apple was the email giving me an "estimated revised shipping date on or before April 11, 2012"

Oh, and Apple Online Store still shows 2-4 days shipping turnaround for this configuration.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 02:58 PM   #25
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Interesting.

I suspect that the Easter Break might have got in the way. I would have been surprised if they had released anything in the week after Easter, too much potential for delays in the supply chain with back to back Friday and Monday holidays (although not of course in the US).

I wonder if there are some delays on the GPU side?

With two more rounds of iPad 3 rollout on April 20th and 27th, which may use all Apple's available delivery capacity, it is anyone's guess what else Apple might/could release this month!

Story on front page on Final Cut X is interesting. Apple still clearly want to target the Pro market with it, so we clearly need updated Mac Pros to run it on!

I hope that it works out for you, whatever you end up with!
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