Mac Pro Build-To-Order Units Start Shipping to Customers

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Apple has begun shipping custom configured Mac Pro units to customers according to MacRumors Forum members, some two weeks after stock configurations began arriving just before Christmas.

According to several posters on the MacRumors forums, a number of custom configured models have seen their order status change to "Preparing for Shipping", which typically happens one day before an actual shipment. A couple have even seen their machines actually ship, with some expected to arrive as soon as today.

Stock configurations ordered early on launch day have been shipping more consistently, while custom orders have seen longer delays.

Separately, Electronista reported earlier this week that Apple may not have sufficient Mac Pro units to stock its Apple Stores until March or April. Currently, customers are being advised to order units online and they will ship when available -- estimated ship times for the Mac Pro are currently targeted to February.
Apple's in-demand new Mac Pro will not be available to in store customers until as late as March or April. The information was supplied to us by an Apple Australia business sales specialist who also advised that they are being told to direct customers to the online channel as it the only way that customers can currently secure a new Mac Pro -- the advice also applies to those who may have already placed an order on a unit in store. Apple's online store is still showing that Mac Pros ordered now will not ship until sometime in February at the earliest. The only Mac Pro units to have reached some Apple Stores are demonstrator units and this is not expected to change for some months.
Mac Pro models still show an "available to ship" estimate of February on the U.S. Apple Online Store, while Mac Pro units appear to be out-of-stock at all Apple Retail Stores.

Update: One customer whose build-to-order Mac Pro shipped on December 31 has received the order today.


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tkatz

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Dec 14, 2009
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Bleh… Got this email.

Dear ….,

Thank you for your recent order. We know you’re excited to get started with your new Mac Pro, so we’d like to give you a quick update on the status of your order.

Your Mac Pro is scheduled to ship in January. When it does ship, we’ll email you with a more specific delivery date.
12 core, D700, 1tb, 64gb
 
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m1neral

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Dec 19, 2013
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Just received the same email.

"Mac Pro delivery update for order

...
Your Mac Pro is scheduled to ship in January. When it does ship, we’ll email you with a more specific delivery date.
...
"

...already knew that. But maybe the gears are moving. 6 core, D700, 1tb, 32gb.
 

tkatz

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Dec 14, 2009
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But maybe the gears are moving.
I'm hoping the same. Order was placed around 3:30am est, wonder if that even matters or if its something to do with the config (or both).

All this means is I'll be checking the status page more often…
 

m1neral

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Dec 19, 2013
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I'm hoping the same. Order was placed around 3:30am est, wonder if that even matters or if its something to do with the config (or both).

All this means is I'll be checking the status page more often…
My order was also placed near 330 est.
 

tkatz

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Dec 14, 2009
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how many would pre-sign for a $8000 mac?
If it ships FedEx I'll probably hang the form on the door incase I don't hear the bell.

If it comes UPS I'll have to stand at the door or the guy is likely to stop at the bottom of the steps and throw it.
 

osofast240sx

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If it ships FedEx I'll probably hang the form on the door incase I don't hear the bell.

If it comes UPS I'll have to stand at the door or the guy is likely to stop at the bottom of the steps and throw it.
Lmao
 

anticipate

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Dec 22, 2013
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Just received the same email.

"Mac Pro delivery update for order

...
Your Mac Pro is scheduled to ship in January. When it does ship, we’ll email you with a more specific delivery date.
...
"

...already knew that. But maybe the gears are moving. 6 core, D700, 1tb, 32gb.
Yep same here. 8 core/d700/512/32. Ordered at 7 am eastern on dec 19.

I think it means they are gearing up and managing expectations.
 

NewbieCanada

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Me too. I'm worried as I'm leaving town Wednesday evening for a week and a half. I don't want it arriving while I'm gone and getting sent back and I don't know how long FedEx/UPS/Whoever will hold it. And if it gets returned to Apple, and I have to wait for a refund before re-ordering, it's going to be another month waiting.
 

Spinland

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Jul 16, 2011
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Ditto on the "thanks for your patience" email. I, too, am choosing to take that as a sign things are moving along, despite it having no real information to offer.

Mine's a CTO hex/32/512/D500, ordered it as soon as the site went live.
 

DaveN

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Mine didn't ship yet... do you think I need to order one before they ship it to me or will Apple randomly send one to me?
 

mk_in_mke

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Jan 2, 2003
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Milwaukee, WI
Some emails are not worth reading...

Got the same "Dear Blah blah blah..."

Ordered 6 cores, 32 Gb, 512 Bg, D700 on the day the orders were allowed at 2:30 AM CST

Says "Ship in January"... does not say "Delivers in January..." Well, I am preparing the phase out of my current unit and the phase in of the new baby... Worth the effort...
 
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