Apple Delaying Early Retina MacBook Pro Orders for Some Business Customers

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    MacRumors has received word today from several customers who have received emails from Apple indicating that their launch-day purchases of Retina MacBook Pro machines through Apple's enterprise sales channel have been delayed by up to a month. The customers had been quoted shipping estimates of 7-10 business days at the time of ordering, but today's emails from Apple cite new shipping dates of on or before July 25.
    It is unclear exactly what is triggering the delays in shipping estimates, although all of those who contacted MacRumors about the delay indicated that they had customized the high-end model with 768 GB of solid-state storage but did not upgrade from the stock 2.6 GHz processor.

    The Retina MacBook Pro has been in high demand since its introduction during the keynote of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month, with shipping estimates slipping to 2-3 weeks within hours of launch before settling at 3-4 weeks a day later. Estimates have remained at that 3-4 week timeframe since that time.

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    It'll be interesting to see what their rMBP sales are when they release the report.
     
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    Why not just grab one in a local Apple Store?
     
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    I just hope the high demand doesn't impact the build quality..
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Yield problems on the display is the most probable cause...
     
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    Not all configurations are available in local stores. I'm a business customer and my local store has called me several times to let me know they have a "very limited supply now in stock," yet all of their in-stock configurations have been limited to 8GB of RAM.
     
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    It's tough to manage 5+ million very small people for each and every panel. Be patient.
     
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    This used to happen with the iPhones, but MBPRs?? The economy must not be as bad as people make it out to be.
     
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    Because the Apple Stores don't carry certain configurations maybe? I ordered a 512GB, 2.7GHz with 16GB of RAM. I spoke to a couple Apple stores and they only get shipments of the 2.7GHz, 768GB, 16GB RAM and other standard configs.
     
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    Maybe they're all out. I'm assuming they ship to the Apple Store and the online orderers from the same location.
     
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    I doubt Apple had nearly the number of these ready for launch as iPads. Since the report says 768GB SSD models are being affected. Apple likely had not expected much demand for such an expensive SSD. I'd assume they would have also ordered 16GB RAM.
     
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    Even that model has not yet reached my local Apple store -- I'm (supposedly) at the head of their list when one arrives.
     
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    when has that ever been the case?
     
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    Not all Apple Stores will carry the 16GB RAM ones. At least small stores don't.
     
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    Meh...

    I returned my Pro. Didn't appeal to me that much. The hype dies in the first week after you play with it.

    It's a great machine though. I just prefer the Air.
     
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    the well-to-do people aren't affected by that.

    i guess apple didn't expect the demand for max ssd.
     
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    We're still waiting for rMBPs in South Korea.
    But what is another month of waiting after so many months already.
     
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    I had to order mine through the University tech store, full specs. I hope I don't have to wait til the end of July.
     
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    No worries...just a legally-mandated auto reply if the original date is in danger of being missed. I'd bet a day's wages that the vast majority of these are in the users' hands in a week or two, tops.
     
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    Because the local Apple stores don't have any in stock at this time, unfortunately. It's just like almost any other anticipated Apple launch product. They'll be out for a month or so, then it will pick up.

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    With Apple, I doubt it will. We'll see, though. It'll be interesting, nonetheless.
     
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    I hope you mean 5+ million very small pixels.. otherwise we're going to have another investigation into Apple/Foxconn's (child) labour practices ;)
     
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    well ya not an upgrade really ... unless you got the retina version
     
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    Often?

    We're already seeing yellow screens, unevenly colored screens (ala retina iPads), and now a ghosting problem (like a mini temporary burn-in, sort of like the old Apple Cinema Displays) in the RMBPs.

    Apple is going through some serious growing pains with their retina displays.
     

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