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thefriendshipmachine

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I'm in California. I ordered opening day 3 hours after it came out.

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I upgraded the CPU and storage. I'm pretty sad that I ordered on opening day and have a 7 week wait!
 

thefriendshipmachine

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You have been able to plod right along (for years and years) without the new Mac in your life. I think you will make it having to wait 7 weeks for something you can conceivably do without.
sure friend but for Xcode this device looks like a dream. I want it to speed up my compile and unit test times.
 

southerndoc

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I doubt there will be anything available except the bare configuration.

Would love to be able to walk into a store and grab the M1 Max (don't care with number of GPU's), 32GB, 2 TB SSD.
 
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velocityg4

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Your only other hope I know of is bhpphotovideo. Assuming you are in the US. As they often have higher spec models of Macs stocked. But you better be certain of what you want. As they have a horrible return policy.
 
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BotchQue

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Hmm, I ordered on Wednesday, and got a mid-April delivery date ((Utard). I just went for the M1 Max, maybe that's it?
 

phpmaven

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I'm in California. I ordered opening day 3 hours after it came out.

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I upgraded the CPU and storage. I'm pretty sad that I ordered on opening day and have a 7 week wait!
3 Hours?? You might as well have ordered it 3 weeks later. ;)

Seriously though, if you've been around for a while, any desirable new Apple product like this goes like hotcakes. Gotta hit that buy button pretty quick. I ordered about 20 min after ordering opened and am getting it 3/18 (supposedly), but any longer than that and you're gonna wait awhile.
 

cpnotebook80

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I did it within 5-6 mins after event ended here in canada and was able to get march 18th delivery for the high end model. Payment was processed today and received an email about it.
 
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BeatCrazy

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Your only other hope I know of is bhpphotovideo. Assuming you are in the US. As they often have higher spec models of Macs stocked. But you better be certain of what you want. As they have a horrible return policy.
It's unlikely they'll have many/any of the higher-spec models available. BH Photo uses the same BTO process to drop ship directly from Apple.
 

sfwalter

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It's unlikely they'll have many/any of the higher-spec models available. BH Photo uses the same BTO process to drop ship directly from Apple.
Interesting, I didn't know thats how B&H worked. I was always surprised at the number of Mac configurations they've had.
 

F-Train

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Your only other hope I know of is bhpphotovideo. Assuming you are in the US. As they often have higher spec models of Macs stocked. But you better be certain of what you want. As they have a horrible return policy.

B&H's return policy is as good as Amazon's. However, computers are excluded if the packaging is opened. Opened computers are on a very small list of exclusions.
 
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F-Train

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Interesting, I didn't know thats how B&H worked. I was always surprised at the number of Mac configurations they've had.

From what I've seen, as a New York resident, B&H doesn't only sell Apple computers, apart from base models, on a "build to order" basis. However, I'll be surprised if they have Mac Studio computers available this weekend (which in the case of B&H, for store hours reasons, means before 2 PM on Friday or after 10 AM on Sunday) other than base models.
 

OSB

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I sure hope not. It's kind of sad seeing everyone else getting theirs delivered now and for some reason mine is in May!
The yields on the 64-core GPU Ultras are likely pretty low. From what I understand from folks who know a lot more about chip fab than I do, the most likely way Apple are doing it is printing the interposer fabric between two adjacent M1 Max chips on the die, to create the Ultra.

So, in order to fab the 64-GPU core Ultra, you need two "perfect" chips to occur side by side. Whereas for the 48-core version, as long as neither of the adjacent chips have more than 12 defective cores each, you can link those up and you have the lower-end Ultra. There's even some debate about whether Apple could link, say, a chip with 32 functional cores with one with only 16 functional core - or any combination that adds up to 48, really - to deliver the "base" Ultra.

For the Max, you just need either some (24-core) or all (32-core) of the cores to print without error, without the added probability of being immediately next to a similarly good chip.
 

4sallypat

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I sure hope not. It's kind of sad seeing everyone else getting theirs delivered now and for some reason mine is in May!
With such a high end CTO/BTO build - it's worth the wait since it will be a super duper Mac.

Just think how extremely rare yours will be !

I have the base Max on launch day and after 12 days I love it - but then I don't use it for commercial, business or professional.

Got it just for the extra TB ports for multi display use......
 
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thefriendshipmachine

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With such a high end CTO/BTO build - it's worth the wait since it will be a super duper Mac.

Just think how extremely rare yours will be !

I have the base Max on launch day and after 12 days I love it - but then I don't use it for commercial, business or professional.

Got it just for the extra TB ports for multi display use......
Ok your post makes me feel better about having to wait!
 
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jasoncarle

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I'm in California. I ordered opening day 3 hours after it came out.

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I upgraded the CPU and storage. I'm pretty sad that I ordered on opening day and have a 7 week wait!

I ordered one identical to this but with a 4TB SSD about 30 seconds after it was available and I am using it now. By time I was finished ordering the Queue was already out to May I think.
 
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