apple stores sold out of MBP 15"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by opticalserenity, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. opticalserenity macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2007
    none of the Georgia stores have it. And when I called Apple they said it would be two weeks and apparently they are out nationwide of the 15s...anyone know why?
  2. brewno macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2007
    Montreal, Canada
    I know that 3 weeks ago, in Chicago, in ALL 5 Apple Stores, they were also sold out. I had to find mine in a lost city 1h away from civilization... and it was the last one, too. Now why Apple makes laptops in such a small quantity is beyond me.
  3. gnownayr macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2007
    Strange. i bought my 15" last week in Los Angeles, and they said they had plenty of them. In glossy, no less. By the way, in case you didn't notice, the shipping time has gone from 5-7 days to 7-10 days online.
  4. Jestered macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    it's not that they are building a small amount of them. It is because they are in high demand. Oh... and they have to replace a lot of them too. :eek:
  5. techlover828 macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2007
    the 15" is much more popular than the 17" and with the recent update it seems that a lot of people have decided to buy one
  6. diehldun macrumors 6502a

    Nov 15, 2003
    back-to-school season already, maybe? i hope i can get my hands on one of them in august before school starts...
  7. technicolor macrumors 68000


    Dec 21, 2005
    Out in RI too. I tried to buy one today they only had glossy.:mad: They had no matte.
  8. Alloye macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2007
    Rocklin, CA
    Apple has been enjoying increasing sales of its laptops over the past few fiscal quarters. Combine that with the recent update and the overall popularity of the 15.4" model, and my guess would be that the supply simply isn't keeping up with demand.
  9. opticalserenity thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2007
    Well, I guess it could be a good thing for Apple, although, I really hope they increase production.
  10. BlueArctos macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2007
    I ordered my 15.4" Glossy at the Apple Store Online at the beginning of the month. The shipping is currently scheduled around the 18th. A quick call to Apple Customer Service resulted in, "Yeah, the reason why you're seeing the delay is because the 15.4 MBPs are on backorder." I didn't press the guy for more specific information. My guess is that they're receiving the next batch of LED screens.
  11. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    They aren't making them in small quantities. They are just selling like hotcakes.
  12. Dreamer2go macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    then probably there is no update soon for the MBP!
    think about it...if everyone buys now (which is pretty damn new the SR MBP that is), and in october, if apple releases a new MBP, everyone's going to be like WTF !@&*#(&^*@#^&*!@#&*

    good news apple is selling well.
  13. hhlee macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2005
    i had to wait 3 weeks for the NH store to get a 2.2 matte in stock. when i got there, several people were carrying their mbps out. i think they are in extremely high demand
  14. juanster macrumors 68020


    Mar 2, 2007
    i don t think they ll be an update but apple has never given two s**ts about people getting angry
  15. diehldun macrumors 6502a

    Nov 15, 2003
    wow, i had no idea 15" MBPs were in such high demand! do you think this will only get worse in august, right in the middle of BTS season??
  16. tw0k1ngs macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2007
    I just bought my 15.4" SR MBP 2.4ghz yesterday at my local Apple store. It is matte as well.
  17. bowlman23 macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2007
    King of Prussia, PA and Freehold, NJ are out of 2.2 GHz MBP. They have the 2.4 in. I'm buying a MBP this week and I want the 2.2, but if they are out, I'll suck it up and buy the 2.4.
  18. tw0k1ngs macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2007
    Exactly what I did ;). I assumed the lack of productivity I would suffer in a possible 6 week wait time was worth the extra cash... plus an upgrade.
  19. jawzzy macrumors regular

    May 13, 2007
    New York
    Yeah! A few weeks ago the Westchester Apple Store was out of 2. Ghz Matte MBP. I had to drive up to the Palisades store to pick mine up.
  20. gtgrad95 macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    Atlanta, GA.
    Yeah, I live in Atlanta. The manager at the Lenox store told me that no store in the southeast has them in stock. I'm actually waiting on exchanging mine (it has been experiencing random shutdowns). But, I'm out of luck for at least 2 weeks.

    I hope this delay is indeed a factory change to address the yellow tint issue and/or Apple phasing out the Samsung displays entirely.
  21. PDE macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2005
    Anybody know if any of the NYC stores have them in stock now? I also hope the delay is related to the display, but I doubt it very much.
  22. Gandhi macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2007
    Delay and sell-outs are most likely due to them being in demand, not likely because Apple halted production
  23. PDE macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2005
    I can't remember a time when apple was sold out of laptops for over three weeks like this, especially after a launch where there were plenty of them. Something else is going on, but what I don't know. Maybe it's just a shortage of a part, or maybe soemthing else.
  24. ToXicWaSTe macrumors member


    Sep 10, 2006
    Or Maybe


    Or maybe it's simply high demand :D
  25. queshy macrumors 68040


    Apr 2, 2005
    is there a way to check in store availability online?

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