Laptop release question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by thehopscotch, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. thehopscotch macrumors regular

    thehopscotch

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    No, this isn't another "buy now or wait" question...I've already decided to wait!

    Just curious as to historical laptop releases...when Apple makes an annoucement (e.g. - we've got a new MB or MBP we are releasing with a bigger HD/different processor/or whatever), do they generally have them readily available for immediate purchase on the website after the announcement, or is there a delay period of up to 1-2 months for them to get them out into the stores/web?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You can purchase them immediately (usually) but they sometimes take a couple weeks to ship.
     
  3. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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  4. thehopscotch thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. melchior macrumors 65816

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    the vast majority are available on the day or shortly after. there are notorious cases like the 17" MBPs that took months...
     
  6. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    They're usually available in Apple stores within a few days.

    Back when the early 2008 MBP was released I was able to get mine in the Apple Store (sacramento) the same day it was announced. But they didn't arrive in store until around 8pm and by 9pm I was using it at home :D
     

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