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Old Dec 23, 2013, 07:05 PM   #1
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Apple Begins Preparing First Mac Pro Orders for December 30 Delivery




As noted by a number of MacRumors forum members and Twitter users, Apple has begun preparing a number of stock Mac Pro configurations for delivery starting on December 30. In addition, many other users are seeing their credit cards charged and order statuses changed to "Preparing for Shipment".*The new status indicates that orders cannot be canceled or changed and are in the final stage before the new Mac Pros are handed off to delivery companies.

Although the majority of users' reported dates appears to be December 30, a small number of users are also reporting that their deliver dates are December 27. Both dates would squeeze the new Mac Pros into Apple's self-imposed December release date for the new professional desktop computer.

It appears that the first shipments of the Mac Pros are all stock configurations, as it has thus far been unclear if custom configurations have been shipping out to users. Since online ordering has been available, the shipping estimates have slipped into February 2014, with demand outstripping supply.

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Old Dec 23, 2013, 07:07 PM   #2
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Really pushing that December shipping estimate to the last day...
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 07:07 PM   #3
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I can't wait to start seeing more benchmarks from lots of real users.

Also looking forward to the ifixit teardow.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 07:16 PM   #4
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I ordered mine on the 19th, but with upgraded RAM and storage. My status still reads "processing" with a ship date sometime in January.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 07:17 PM   #5
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Really pushing that December shipping estimate to the last day...
December is still December whether it be the 1st or the 31st.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 07:38 PM   #6
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Really pushing that December shipping estimate to the last day...
Forget about the month. Think about the year. They said 2013 and they've apparently kept that promise.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 07:43 PM   #7
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Since online ordering has been vailable, the shipping estimates have slipped into February 2014, with demand outstripping supply.
And how do you know demand is outstripping supply? You are just saying things as if they are somehow known.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 07:44 PM   #8
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Better to have a good product ship late, or last-minute, than to have a faulty product ship early and cause nothing but headaches.

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Old Dec 23, 2013, 07:45 PM   #9
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And how do you know demand is outstripping supply? You are just saying things as if they are somehow known.
It's not hard for demand to outstrip supply when - at present, at least - there's no supply!
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 07:45 PM   #10
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 07:46 PM   #11
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And how do you know demand is outstripping supply? You are just saying things as if they are somehow known.
Apple wouldn't wait to ship them out for no reason, the ship dates are slipping because they have sold more than have been made so far. So Apple has to manufacture more and then ship them out.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 07:52 PM   #12
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Really pushing that December shipping estimate to the last day...
I've got a December 27th arrival, mine shipped today.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 07:53 PM   #13
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Reporter : How many units did you ship in 2013
Apple PR : 10
Reporter : Wow you shipped 10 million units ?
Apple PR : No 10
Reporter : OK so you shipped 10 thousand units
Apple PR : No 10 aka less than 11, aka the number of fingers on your hands


Joking aside, all the pundits saying the unit won't sell have been proven wrong
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 07:58 PM   #14
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Really pushing that December shipping estimate to the last day...
And your point is what exactly? Apple said they would ship in December. They are. Apple fulfilled their promise. I'm sure they would have shipped earlier if they were able to. But they didn't. It's OK. And some are getting them on Dec 27 which isn't the last day of December. Feel better?
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 08:11 PM   #15
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Apple wouldn't wait to ship them out for no reason, the ship dates are slipping because they have sold more than have been made so far. So Apple has to manufacture more and then ship them out.

None have been shipped yet. Who knows how many have been produced and no one knows how many have been ordered. So there you have it. A lot of known unknowns.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 08:12 PM   #16
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My email from Apple said delivery the 27th, although the 30th seems more likely for me because of the holiday - Apple says a package shipped today from Austin would arrive in the Twin Cities on Monday.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 08:18 PM   #17
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And how do you know demand is outstripping supply? You are just saying things as if they are somehow known.
Huh? That is the only reason units would not ship when you ordered them....

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None have been shipped yet. Who knows how many have been produced and no one knows how many have been ordered. So there you have it. A lot of known unknowns.
We know the shipping estimates changed which makes it pretty clear people have ordered more then they had ready to ship..
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 08:19 PM   #18
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My Mac Pro Stock 6-Core shipped today on UPS from Texas to Kansas. My email says delivery on Dec. 26th!! Yay!!

The original ship date on my order was Dec 30th with an arrival date of Jan 3rd so Apple appears to certainly be beating my original expectations of arrival! I will certainly be keeping an eye on UPS tracking over the next couple of days.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 08:23 PM   #19
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Shipped today from Austin,TX- delivery date on Dec.27 to Maryland. I just hope UPS doesn't mishandle the box!
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 08:28 PM   #20
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Mine got dropped today, arrives in the 27th- stock 6 core! Too bad I'll be outta town when it gets here
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 08:49 PM   #21
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Better to have a good product ship late, or last-minute, than to have a faulty product ship early and cause nothing but headaches.

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iOS7 shipped early, was faulty and caused nothing but headaches? Interesting as the majority of people I know love it and it shipped according to Apple's normal beta period.

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Mine got dropped today, arrives in the 27th- stock 6 core! Too bad I'll be outta town when it gets here
Can I get your address? I will come by and keep an eye on it for you.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 08:51 PM   #22
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i almost wish i ordered a stock configuration lol.. i got a loaded up 6 core, and it just says "January" hopefully production moves along well and its early january not the 31st lol
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 09:03 PM   #23
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Really pushing that December shipping estimate to the last day...
yep, they certainly are. this was really just a nominal launch to fulfill earlier promises. It's pretty clear that they had some production issues. they are not even shipping any units to their retail stores (at least not in Canada). I called all the Apple Stores near Toronto and I was told in all of them that they do not expect any MP shipments before February and none of them even have any display units or expect them any time soon. Also, Cook's tweet on the launch day said that the MP production just started. Guess I should have stayed up till 3am on the 19th. Somehow I did not think that would be necessary. February it is.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 10:01 PM   #24
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Really pushing that December shipping estimate to the last day...
That was my thought

cutting it a bit close eh Apple?
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None have been shipped yet. Who knows how many have been produced and no one knows how many have been ordered. So there you have it. A lot of known unknowns.
There is no other reason for the estimated shipping dates to change. If there was some sort of delay unrelated to supply then everyone's ship dates would be pushed back including the first people to order them.
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