Apple Thunderbolt Display Shipping Date

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mklnz, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. mklnz macrumors regular

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    Hi guys, just wondering why the shipping time for the new display is so long? 6-8 weeks.

    It's pretty much a preorder. I hope the estimates improve soon.
     
  2. rdowty macrumors 6502a

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  3. mklnz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mine ships September 19th, but I think Apple is usually quite safe on their estimates. Hopefully it will ship well before then.
     
  4. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    They did the same thing with the last LED Display update. I suppose it is giving them time to build them.

    Kinda the Apple equivalent of a pre-order I guess.
     
  5. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    The manual isn't available online yet...

    http://support.apple.com/manuals/#displays

    Even though the display has been announced and up for pre-order, looks like it's not actually going to leave the factories for weeks yet!
     
  6. rdowty macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered mine the day after the announcement and my estimated ship date is September 15th. I'm hoping to have it by the end of August.
     
  7. Tibits macrumors regular

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    Ordered Aug 1 and was given a ship date of Sept 27. I hope it accelerates. The Bookarc stand, keyboard and magic mouse are lonely and waiting!
     
  8. ftaok macrumors 601

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    A cynic would say that the 6-8 weeks gives the glue enough time to dry. That way, they cut down on the inevitable "yellow Thunderbolt screen" threads on Macrumors.

    ;)
     
  9. dubAdub macrumors member

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    I ordered one on August 10th and the system is currently also saying it won't ship until September 27th.
     
  10. mklnz thread starter macrumors regular

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