Macbook: Due to an unexpected delay...

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  1. gammamonk macrumors 6502a

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    We appreciate your recent purchase through the online Apple Store.

    The following is an update regarding the status of your order
    XXXXXXXX.

    Due to an unexpected delay, we were unable to ship your product(s) by
    the date originally quoted to you. We now anticipate shipping the
    following item(s) as follows:

    Z0DT, MB 13/2.0 CTO: WHITE
    Ships by Feb 6 - Feb 8
    Delivers by Feb 8 - Feb 14

    We regret any inconvenience this delay may cause.
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    New MacBooks next Tuesday? :)

    What do you reckon? Processor bump? Graphics card?
     
  3. gammamonk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Apple had already given me a tracking number, that said my package would be delivered today. It said, "Out for delivery." I was getting all excited. Then I got this email, and noticed they only shipped my Applecare Kit and my Incase sleeve. WEAK... oh man. Now I have to wait 2 weeks? WTF???
     
  4. gammamonk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you think? That'd be sweet.
     
  5. cardjoseph macrumors member

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    same thing for me

    I placed an order for a new Macbook on Saturday afternoon and since I custom ordered, it was given the processing time of 1 to 3 business days and that it should ship between January 30 and February 1. I got notice this morning that my order will not be available until early next week.

    I'm glad to know that I am not the only one. What bothers me is that I needed this computer as soon as possible.
     
  6. zelmo macrumors 603

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    Did they happen to include the inventory number for the MB in this communication? Does it match the current rev?
    current rev are MA699LL/A, MA700LL/A, and MA701LL/A
     
  7. gammamonk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    MB 13/2.0 CTO: WHITE
    Z0DT


    1

    Custom configuration
    | Show Hide
    2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM-2x1GB
    80GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
    Superdrive 6x
    No Modem
    No Optional Software
    Apple Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter
    Keyboard/Mac OS
    Country Kit

    Ships by: Feb 6 - Feb 8
    Delivers by: Feb 8 - Feb 14


    This is all I have...
     
  8. cardjoseph macrumors member

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    no inventory number

    I didn't get an inventory number with any of the email notices I have received from Apple.
     
  9. gammamonk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If you go to the Applestore website, it still says the Macbooks ship in 24hours, 2-4 if customized...
     
  10. zelmo macrumors 603

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    So the only CTO is the extra GB of RAM?

    That doesn't seem like much reason for a delay to me. Hmmm...
     
  11. EGT macrumors 68000

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    They'd better not. I haven't had mine a week yet!

    No really. Updates are always cool to see.
     
  12. JPP macrumors member

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    Sorry to disappoint but any Macbook or Macbook Pro that doesn't conform to the standard spec always takes 3-4 days extra especially if you want extra RAM as the laptop has to be taken out of its box and fitted with the extra RAM at the factory before they ship it.

    They are not normally a stock option.

    Even if you order a MacBook Pro with a glossy screen there is sometimes a delay as again this is seen as a special order but glossy screens are a stock option so if apple has them in stock at the distribution centre they go out within 24 hours.

    This is not so for a RAM upgrade.

    I don't know why you think apple would delay your order if they were rleasing a new spec? It's in their business interest to clear stock. They will only ship new spec products if they are ordered on the day of or after the anouncement. You have ordered a particular spec and unless they don't have it or won't be getting it in stock then that's what you get!

    Best

    J
     
  13. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Such bumps in shipping date have coincided with new announcements in the past. What will happen is, they'll stop manufacturing the older model a couple of weeks before announcing a new model and clear out the current stock, then they'll delay any new orders they can't fill.

    Still, it doesn't always mean new specs. It might be that they are short of a CTO component.
     
  14. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I can't see it. What would the upgrade be? There's no new integrated chipset, no merom chips that weren't available when the current MB was released, and they just got HD and RAM bumps last time around. There's just nothing to upgrade given the components apple has to work with right now. Not to mention that the macbook is the most recently updated mac...
     
  15. Queso macrumors G4

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    Maybe it'll come 802.11n enabled by default.
     
  16. cardjoseph macrumors member

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    10-14 day delay? over memory upgrades?

    I haven't a clue why Apple has delayed the shipping of my new MacBook. But I find it odd that what was originally a 1 to 3 day preparation time and 4 to 7 day shipping time has shifted to 10-14 day prep time and 13-16 day shipping time. Just for memory? If it is, one would hope that Apple would be on top of this sort of easy upgrade and have such supplies available.

    Regardless, I just want my new MacBook.
     
  17. averyash macrumors member

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    hmm... delay

    this can only mean one thing: multi touch displays for macbooks.
     
  18. djkny macrumors 6502

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    No need to get excited. NO NEW updates on Macbook's for at least 4-5 months. CTO delays are customary.
     
  19. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    macbooks were updated in mid-november, no? not even three months and another update? could be, but i doubt it.
     
  20. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    I just bought a new 2.0 today....and it has already shipped!!!!!!!
    Have the tracking Yea!
     
  21. Chef Medeski macrumors 6502a

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    Actually there is a new merom chip. Granted its 2.4 and 2.2, which is higher than the MacBook pros, and they are Socket P, so they wouldnt fit in the current chipset..... but...
     
  22. flyinmac macrumors 68020

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    Now I'll give you something to lose sleep over :confused:

    You better hope they don't revise the machine so that the Incase sleeve is no longer useful for that model. That could be an interesting situation if the timing doesn't work out right.

    If the new machine arrives beyond the return period for the sleeve, then you could have trouble if a revised machine is no-longer compatible with the sleeve.

    So, now that I've ruined your day, have fun :eek:

    Hopefully it will be a minor revision for you, or they are just running low on stock.
     
  23. gammamonk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like it was just a delay...
     

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  24. cardjoseph macrumors member

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    i'm still waiting...

    I haven't heard anything further from Apple. I probably won't see mine ship until Monday or Tuesday at the earliest.
     
  25. flyinmac macrumors 68020

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    Glad to hear that it's on it's way :)
     

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