Any Apple Store or Other Retail Establishment Employees Seeing MBP Shortages?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jimi5A1, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Jimi5A1 macrumors newbie

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    Long time reader first time poster.

    Now I know there are a ton of "Should I buy a MBP Now?" threads, but i wanted to put a differant spin on things.

    When I first started coming to this site (full disclosure, I made the decision to make the jump to apple last fall, it just took a while to convince the wife to let me replace the home computer for a MBP), I remember reading about imac and mac mini's being in short supply upwards of three weeks before the refresh:

    http://www.macrumors.com/2009/09/30/low-end-mac-mini-shipping-date-slips-slightly-additional-reports-of-imac-shortages-surface/

    http://www.macrumors.com/2009/10/01/resellers-offer-additional-details-on-mac-supply-constraints/

    Now granted this is the only example I have come across in my limited experience with the wonderful world of Apple refreshes, but wouldn't it stand to reason, that if there was indeed going to be a MBP refresh with new hardware introduced immediately, wouldn't we would see reduced supplies out there now just a week ahead of the alleged iTablet/iSlate/whatever they decide to call it Media Extravaganza on the 27th?

    And before you guys jump all over me for the post, i checked mroogle and there are no posts about MBP shortages.
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I haven't seen any reports of anything, but shortages don't guarantee anything.

    They are signs sometimes, but it's not a prerequisite to an update.

    Thanks for searching, I'm glad our "rudeness" has effected at least one user.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Circumstantial evidence at best. A shortage can be caused by many things.
     
  4. svndmvn Guest

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    take this with a grain of salt
    an Apple Premium Reseller over here in Italy constantly orders stuff from Apple, I believe weekly, it happened last week that out of about 20 mac notebooks ordered maybe a maximum of five made it to the store. A couple of Airs, no 13" MBPs and a couple of 15" and 17". They pretty much have nothing to sell now
     
  5. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    I thought we were are pretty sure about the i5 in a MBP update coming in January. :p
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Not sure about the MBP but my local Costco has run very low on 32gb touches. Plenty of the 8gb ones, however.
     
  7. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

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    omg. they must be making room for the new tablet touches!
     

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