Apple may not have enough MBPs

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  1. jacobj macrumors 65816

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  2. Krevnik macrumors 68030

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    There are two very wierd sides to this coin:

    1) Apple states the strong response means they might not be able to meet demand. This is acutally a good thing. It means the demand for the product is there, and they underestimated it.

    2) Apple warns that the shortage could lead to a weaker second quarter. This could be a bad thing. Does the warning mean the weak second quarter is due to sales that are unfulfilled (lost potential sales), or because supply is lower than expected (lost sales)?

    *brain asplodes*
     
  3. SiliconAddict macrumors 603

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    I just hope that I ordered mine soon enough that I really WILL get it by Feb 21st. :( :confused:
     
  4. jacobj thread starter macrumors 65816

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    same here:confused:
     
  5. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    I could see them selling out of MBP's for the first month or so and then they would pick up production....I am going to wait until they release the 17" MBP.
     
  6. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...shortages of a brand new Apple product are unfortunately the norm so I am not in the least surprised that the MBP will be in short supply. Of course, this is not all Apple's fault - they do not make the parts that go into these things....oh yeah!
     
  7. thegreatluke macrumors 6502a

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    I'm being selfish here, but I have to ask:

    Will those with a February 15th shipping date get theirs?

    I ordered my MBP at about 18h (6:00 PM EST) on January 10th.

    And it's first come, first serve... right?
     
  8. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    This is nothing new, but I am glad that I am not waiting for one. Apple is the king of delays due to supply problems, etc. But I don't care...I still love 'em.:D
     
  9. maya macrumors 68040

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    Good thing I decided not to buy one yet. ;) :)


    Apple and its infamous supply issues, are they ever going to fix the issue either with themselves or vendors. :rolleyes:
     
  10. NeuronBasher macrumors regular

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    I honestly don't think that the people that ordered in the first few days have anything to worry about. While we may or may not get them on the dates promised currently in our order status pages, we should be getting them in the "first batch", I would think. People who waited a little longer (read: Those who have dates after 2/15 on their order status page) may have a little more of a wait, but I still wouldn't expect it to be too long.

    We all just have to wait and see at this point.
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Apple has had a history of reneging on promise dates, sadly, so be prepared for the worst. But I'm sure that they will do everything in their power to get you one as soon as they can. And just think that this bodes well for the community. :(
     
  12. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    While I agree, I also am worried about the whole deal of them having Feb 7 ship dates for those in the UK, as opposed to Feb 15 for those of us in the US. If they're truly going to try to stick to the estimated ship dates as closely as possible, would this mean that even if we ordered before someone in the UK, if their estimated date is Feb 7 they automatically get bumped above us? I'm in the US and ordered within 15 minutes of the online store opening back up, so I'm confident that I should most likely be in the first batch... but if the UK gets special treatment due to their earlier shipping, then......
     
  13. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Rumor has it that Apple's big stock price crash a few years back was because of massive oversupply of the iMac G3 after they ramped up production and then demand began to dwindle. If that's true, then Apple's "supply issues" might just be signs of their choice to err on the side of caution.
     
  14. maya macrumors 68040

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    Are we referring to the "Blue Dalmatian" and "Flower Power" versions. ;)

    If so I can see why. :D

    Or the lack of so many lines in the iMac G3 family, that started to just get stupid. :p
     

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