Apple's Mac Pro Shipping Estimates Move to March in Many Countries

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Shipping estimates for new orders of stock configurations of the redesigned Mac Pro have now moved to March in many of Apple's online stores around the world.

    The change in shipping estimates does not necessarily reflect a worsening supply situation given that estimates have been listed at "February" essentially since launch last month, but they do indicate that Apple is not making up significant ground as lead times appear to be remaining in the six-week range.

    The new March shipping estimates are in effect for stock and build-to-order configurations throughout Apple's online stores for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) operational regions. Estimates in Apple's stores for the Americas remain at February for the time being.

    Update: As of January 21, Mac Pro shipping estimates in the United States, Mexico, and Canada have also slipped to March.

    Article Link: Apple's Mac Pro Shipping Estimates Move to March in Many Countries
  2. macrumors 68040


    Apr 18, 2011
    Asia and Pacific regions.
    Subtle difference but an important one. Please get it right.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2002
    Not making enough….or underestimated demand.

    They seem popular:)
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2010
    Well we're already at January 20th, so it's probably more like the lead time is staying right where it's been or at least gotten slightly better. ;)

    For the weight difference I bet these things could go by air for the same price the previous shipped by boat. ^_^
  5. macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2006
    Just ordered mine 2 days ago. I imagine "Dispatched February" means February 29th!
  6. macrumors 6502


    Jun 14, 2012
    Apple really dropped the ball on this launch.

    I guess this shows them how much more popular the Mac Pro is then they had thought, and how many pro users were chomping at the bit to finally get there hands on a new updated Mac Pro.

    Maybe now apple will see that the iPhone isn't the only product that people have demand for and start showing more love to the pro market.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    szw-mapple fan

    Jul 28, 2012
  8. macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
    How is this even news? there is clearly a rolling 4/6week order time on these since they were first available
  9. macrumors 68000

    The Samurai

    Dec 29, 2007
    Except that Feb 29th doesn't exist :D
  10. Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Asia Pacific is one of Apple's operational segments. I've clarified the reference.
  11. macrumors 65816

    Mar 16, 2006
    Sarasota, Florida
    I see you missed his joke there ...:rolleyes: Sure you're not Irish? ;)

    I feel very lucky as my 6 Core nMP arrived in December! Boy is this thing fun!
  12. macrumors 603


    Bold: Fixed that for the both of you.:p
  13. macrumors 65816

    Mar 10, 2003
    I'm guessing if they really had no "love" for the pro market, they would not have spent millions redesigning the Mac Pro.
  14. macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2007
    Or the suppliers can't make the components fast enough.
  15. macrumors 68000

    Oct 21, 2009
    Looks like americans can't assemble as fast as the chinese perhaps (not that surprising)
  16. macrumors 65816

    Lone Deranger

    Apr 23, 2006
    Or the result of moving Assembly from Asia to USA? :D
  17. macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2006
    bless, you had to explain it to him ;)
  18. macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2002
    We'll I guess this gives me more time to save up more money for it! :D
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2011
    On Feb. 20

    MacRumors reports: Mac Pro Shipping Estimates Move to April.
  20. macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    With the apparent demand, hopefully the peripherals market will catch up. There are still too few choices for Thunderbolt docks and drives. Given that the Mac Pro offers only external expansion, the lack of peripherals is very frustrating.
  21. macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    Well who doesn't want one?
  22. macrumors 603

    Mar 10, 2009
    Yeah sure.... extra super brilliant observation and hypothesis..... Not.

    LOL. As if there has never been a iPhone , iPad , or iMac supply/demand mismatch at launch using Chinese labor.

    This launch bubble supply/demand mismatch has little if not nothing to do with the workers or the factory location.
  23. macrumors 65816

    Feb 15, 2011
    Such a low volume niche product and still demand can't keep up. Not that much manufacturing in the US I would say.
  24. macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2010
    It has been clear to those of us that have had standing orders for the nMP for the past 30 days:

    • They used early orders with a promise of "Ships January" as "bait" to build their supply chain for parts.
    • They did not anticipate that sites like this would crowdsource their order system. We know a lot about how they are filling orders as a result.
    • They are filling orders more or less randomly, with people who ordered hours later for identical configurations having their orders filled before those who were first in line.
    • When they said "Available to ship in January" they really meant "when we get around to it, hopefully before January 31."
    • They do not automatically upgrade to next day shipping for their high end customers unless they call and whine.
  25. macrumors 6502


    Jun 14, 2012
    Essentially the Mac Pro hasn't been updated since 2009/2010. People have been waiting for a real update for the past 3-4 years. to me thats not showing the pro market "Love", and then the kick in the pants on top of that is a promise of a new Mac Pro in the fall of 2013 which has turned into the winter/spring of 2014.

    Don't get me wrong I am very grateful that apple has spent the time and money to develop a new Mac Pro. What I am saying is it appears obvious by the demand of it that I believe Apple has misjudged the important of the Pro market and its users.

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