Are new MacBooks available same day as announced?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by arun21, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. arun21 macrumors member

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    What has been the wait time if any for the past few upgrades or new releases? I seem to remember they are available the same day but then again there are a few products such as the time capsule, etc. that take another month to be actually on the store shelves. Thoughts?
     
  2. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Only Apple products I can remember being released and available on the same day are the iPods and the Mac Pro back in 2006. Most take about 2 - 6 weeks depending on consumer demand and popularity (so about 2 for the Macbook).

    Although who knows, since this is a new product and they haven't been updated in a while, they might be available in a couple of days.
     
  3. CBillups1 macrumors 6502a

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    wow so we have to wait even longer to buy it?
     
  4. RavenWinds macrumors member

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    this isnt good.

    i was going to buy it on saturday

    hope its ready by then
     
  5. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    You can still pre-order it.

    I remember at the PowerBook G4 event, they were shipping two weeks for the 12" PB's and one more for the 17" PB.
     
  6. thespyglass macrumors regular

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    Can you pre-order in-store, rather than online? I heard something about not being able to take your notebook down to the store if you bought it online, if there was a problem with it... :confused:
     
  7. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    You heard wrong ;)
     
  8. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    yup, on their computers using store.apple.com :p
     
  9. tkiss macrumors regular

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    wait
    i could go to a apple store (or a best buy in my case) tomorrow and say.
    "hey, i want one of the new macbooks next week."
    and it is reserved for me on launch day?
     
  10. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

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    i know we all want it, but what's the rush people? are you not going to buy it if you have to wait an additional few weeks?
     
  11. jaredtomas macrumors regular

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    No.
     
  12. tkiss macrumors regular

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    then what are they talking about pre-ordering for?
     
  13. ec51 macrumors 6502

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    Similar to when they "released" the Air, it was announced and then they began talking pre-orders. They shipped in two weeks if I remember correctly...
     
  14. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Pre-ordering is only online and only if Steve doesn't say, "Shipping today!"

    You can't reserve anything at a physical store.

    Especially when they don't even have the hardware yet.
     
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  16. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a

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    I was really hoping they would be available Tue. I have been waiting to see if there was going to be new ones before buying, and now that the event is announced I definitely will be getting one. Sooner would be better.
     
  17. alphaod macrumors Core

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    And definitely since no one knows for sure when the hardware will be released.
     
  18. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    Apple released the redesigned alu iMacs the same day as the announcement in August of '07. I think there is a good chance since we've been hearing stuff about stores receiving shipments.
     

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