Apple Pulls Mac Pro Stocks from Most Retail Stores Ahead of WWDC

Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    In-store availability for the Mac Pro has long been spotty at Apple's retail locations, making it difficult to read too much into any apparent shortages as hints of future updates. But MacRumors has learned that Apple began recalling Mac Pro stocks from its retail stores several weeks ago, with retail store staff having been instructed to inform customers that they may still order the machines online.

    A quick survey of roughly 100 U.S. Apple retail stores for availability of the entry-level stock Mac Pro model shows that nearly all of them are indeed out of stock for in-store pickup, although we did find four California stores and one Texas store with machines available for immediate pickup.

    Projected availability dates for orders placed online today vary significantly, with some stores citing availability on June 8 or 9 while others would not be able to offer a Mac Pro for pickup until June 12 or 13. Apple's keynote address at its Worldwide Developers Conference takes place next Monday, June 11.

    Apple has been rumored to be updating nearly all of its Mac products next week, although it remains unclear whether the Mac Pro will be included in the mass rollout. The Mac Pro was last updated in July 2010, and new Xeon E5 processor options to provide a substantial upgrade to the line are now available.

    Separately, we've heard that Apple is holding a secret "overnight" for staff at its retail stores on June 12, with employees being kept in the dark about the focus of the session. A separate overnight session to be held tonight was highlighted last week, but we've heard that tonight's session is simply a routine rearranging of sales floor content.

    Article Link: Apple Pulls Mac Pro Stocks from Most Retail Stores Ahead of WWDC
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Feed Me

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    Location:
    Location Location
    #2
    She's dead, Jim.
     
  3. SvK
    macrumors 6502

    SvK

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2005
    Location:
    San Diego
    #3
    or very much alive
     
  4. macrumors 68020

    charlieegan3

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    Location:
    U.K
    #4
    if that was the case wouldn't they want to sell the remaining few?
     
  5. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2012
    Location:
    Monterey, CA
    #5
    Old news.

    They've been doing this for a while now. I actually posted a thread on the forum. I know people at my local Apple Store and they told me they've been doing it for a while now. I gave up and picked up a refurb Mac Pro.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    Location:
    Italy
    #6
    This is going to make us either very happy or very sad.
     
  7. macrumors G4

    daneoni

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2006
    #7
    Hopefully there's a redesign. Its one of the oldest Apple designs to-date.
     
  8. macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    #8
    I have hope again!
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Feed Me

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    Location:
    Location Location
    #9
    Sell em online
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

    smallnshort247

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2010
    #10
    Keeping fingers crossed.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2007
    Location:
    Portsmouth, UK
    #11
    Indeed. Definitely hoping it's option one, as I'll be one of the first in line if they actually launch a new MP.
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Kaibelf

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    #12
    Not necessarily. Apple tends to choke off a little remaining stock rather than sell through to avoid having someone buy something only to have it be rendered obsolete the next week by a refresh. It's smart business.
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Location:
    Chicago
    #13
    So keynote monday, but then have to wait more time for more overnights.. Lame
     
  14. macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2006
    Location:
    California
    #14
    I laugh in the face of Death, bwhahahahaha!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D
     
  15. macrumors 68040

    MovieCutter

    Joined:
    May 3, 2005
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    #15
    Looks like she's got some life left in her yet...where's my credit card?
     
  16. macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2009
    #16
    With the session for Apple Store employees being held on June 12, it makes sense that the updated Macs will probably be available in stores starting on the 13th or later.
     
  17. macrumors 68020

    Diode

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2004
    Location:
    Washington DC
    #17
    Dual 8 core chips capable of 32 threads would make for a nice, albeit, pricey box....
     
  18. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2009
    #18
    From what I understand they will get put in the white refurb boxes and sold soon online at the apple refurb stores at a small discount.
     
  19. mrr
    macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2008
    #19
    I have a lab containing twenty - 3 year old Mac Pros that I will update immediately once a new Mac Pro is announced.

    Bring it on!
     
  20. macrumors 68030

    Amazing Iceman

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2008
    Location:
    Florida, U.S.A.
    #20
    Make room for the new Mac Pro! :D
     
  21. wiz329, Jun 5, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2012

    macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2010
    #21
    Finally, all these ridiculous "the Mac Pro is DEAD" rumors will be put to rest.
     
  22. macrumors 603

    nuckinfutz

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2002
    Location:
    Middle Earth
    #22
    If it was dead they'd have pulled the floor models people.
     
  23. macrumors 68000

    Porco

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2005
    #23
    The Mac Pro is dead...

    Long live 'the New Mac Pro'! :D
     
  24. macrumors 68030

    ChrisTX

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009
    Location:
    Texas
    #24
    Here they come!!!:D
     
  25. NAG
    macrumors 68030

    NAG

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2003
    Location:
    /usr/local/apps/nag
    #25
    Be prepared to be disappointed.
     

Share This Page