Shipping Delays on New Products

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by rnizlek, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. rnizlek macrumors 6502

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    My friend was going to buy a Mac Mini, however when I signed on to the Apple store this morning to place the order for him I noticed the estimated ship time is now 3-4 Weeks rather than "Janurary 22nd". Apparently, they must be selling very well to have exceeded their planned supply so quickly.

    The iPod Shuffles are also taking 2-3 weeks to arrive.

    This seems to be an early indicator of the sucess of these products. I'm excited, these could really take off...
     
  2. SpliceDWDM0 macrumors newbie

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    ...every day I hope the 'ship by' date will magically change...I WANT MY MAC MINI NOW! LOL :)
     
  3. clayj macrumors 604

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    Conversely, I fear that my ship date might slip... currently, it says 'on or before 1/21'. Got my order in about 2 hours after the Mac mini was announced. :)
     
  4. greenleaf macrumors member

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    Yes im afraid the dates will coninue to move back :mad: i ordered iPod shuffle last night and i hope i really ends up here in 3-4weeks but i hve my doubts
     
  5. snkTab macrumors 6502a

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    I order mine (shuffle) when it was anounced (well late at night on tuesday) and it shipped on thursday and I got it on Saturday (then girlfriend took it one hour later, haven't seen it since :( ). So I'm gussing it shouldn't be "that" bad. I know Apple likes to produce and collect lots of iPods before they ship, but then again, I think a lot might have been ordered.
     
  6. 3Memos macrumors 6502

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    Do you live near an Apple store? They always give priority to their Apple stores. I had to drive across the border to buy an iPod mini last April, when it wasn't scheduled to begin shipping until the late July timeframe up in Canada.
     
  7. rnizlek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea, there is an Apple store about 25 minutes from here. I didn't order it through there, though, as I figured since we were making some modifications to the specs (512 RAM and a Superdrive) that the Apple Store wouldn't be able to expedite it any faster than Apple's online store would.
     
  8. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I hope my ship date for my order of iLife '05 and iWork doesn't slip from "On or before 1/21/2005". At least it's software and not hardware...it seems Apple has more trouble shipping hardware on time.
     
  9. Bear macrumors G3

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    When Apple has quoted a "deliverd by" time for just announced software, they tend to meet that target. (Of course weather issues could slow down delivery.)
     
  10. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I've never seen that before - but thanks for the reassurance. I look forward to the day it arrives.
     
  11. Bear macrumors G3

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    At thevery least, they've done it for both previous versions of iLife, Panther, and I believe Jaguar. I think they may have done it for some other software. Of course both iLife'05 and iWork'05 have (or had) the delivery by the 22nd offer.

    Final Cut Express HD they just gave a shipping window for.
     
  12. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I didn't order any of those things through the Apple online store, if at all - that's probably why. iLife+iWork is the first Apple software I've ever ordered from Apple's online store.
     
  13. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I live near An Apple Store, a Microcenter, and an Authorized Apple Specialist service center. All three stores seem to have no trouble getting stock. I remember recently when the Dual 2.5s and GeForce 6800 Ultras were causing so many delays, between the three stores there was always at least one or two available. BTO is what usually suffers the delays.

    My brother ordered a Mac mini about 3 hours after the Keynote, and we are still scheduled to ship 1/21. The second batch is in the 3-4 week range.
     
  14. dongmin macrumors 68000

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    The best thing to do, if you don't want to wait is to call around all the Apple store to see if they've gotten a shipment recently. That's how I got my iPod mini way before thedy were supposed to ship from the online store. The retail stores will hold the product for you for a day or so. Of course, if you don't live near an Apple store, you're SOL.
     

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