Mac Pros Shipping Times Increasing

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  1. Adam552 macrumors 6502

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    Only the other day, only the 12-core one was on 3 business days or something.
    Just checked now, and they've all increased quite dramatically in the UK.

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    US has increased slightly as well!

    Apple will have to release a new one if they run out stock? But the new hardware won't come out for a few weeks at least? :O
     
  2. Neodym macrumors 68000

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    It's only the 12-core, so I would not see this to be more than a temporary slip for one configuration. If the other configurations will slip as well it's early enough to speculate...
     
  3. Metal Dice macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't really give it too much attention, unless the shipping time increased on all models.
     
  4. braindeadfool macrumors member

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    Now quoting 1-3 weeks on custom built core selections across the line. Maybe something is finally instore.
     
  5. initialsBB macrumors 6502a

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    New processors are on their way, that's a given. Would make sense for Intel to ramp down production of the higher configurations so as to not end up with stock of the most expensive stuff...
     
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  7. initialsBB macrumors 6502a

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    All Mac Pro models ship with the same base HDD, so that wouldn't be the reason.
     
  8. xgman macrumors 601

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    From your mouth to the Apple God's! :D
     
  9. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

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    I was told recently that Intel/AMD batch order a certain CPU, i.e. they aren't making them all at the same time.

    The 2600S is in quite short supply apparently due to them under-producing on the last batch!

    So I wouldn't be at all surprised if Intel haven't made any LGA1366 recently and hence shipping times are slipping due to Apple not getting a delivery any time soon.

    Very much looking forward to my E5-1650 MP tho.
     
  10. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    This is clear evidence that in some cases shipping times are somewhat increased for some specific models in certain countries.
     
  11. PBLRDom macrumors newbie

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    It's possible, however it's not probable. The HDD stocks didn't get depleted through the holidays like many thought.
    HDD's haven't been an in stock issue yet.
     
  12. MarkC426 macrumors regular

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    ALL base configurations on the UK site, are now 1-3 weeks shipping?
     
  13. Neodym macrumors 68000

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    Same in Germany. Seems the transition is imminent now...
     
  14. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

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    Yup.

    Well if this isn't a sign that something is going to happen then I don't know what is...
     
  15. MarkC426 macrumors regular

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    I've also noticed that some UK resellers have no stock of Mac Pro's either.....(I'm not speculating anything) :)
     
  16. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    Has something to do with 1TB hard drives. In the US store while the 12 core base models say 1-3 weeks, if you change the boot drive to a 2TB or SSD it goes to 2-4 days.
     
  17. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    Nice buzz kill :p
     
  18. goMac macrumors 603

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    Hard drive supplies are still constrained.

    Offhand, if there was an unexplained shipping delay, I'd consider that sign of a new model. If they are about to discontinue the machine, they'd do what they did with the XServe. Announce that it was the last revision, and continue sales for another few months. We likely wouldn't see a pre-announcement drawdown in that situation as they'd have people making their last orders in those last few months.

    Similar situation occurred when Apple discontinued PowerPC machines.
     
  19. Neodym macrumors 68000

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    In Germany it's 4 days for the SSD option and 5-7 days for the 2TB option. Still a little high, but maybe the US market gets preferred delivery. Thanks for pointing it out!
     
  20. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

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    So why isn't the iMac constrained as well? :confused:

    I suppose they have warehouses full of the thing tho.

    Ah well :(

    Still, Dell et al aren't shipping E5s either yet so it's back to the waiting game.

    Besides, the longer we wait the better chance of getting 7770&7870s which launch in feb/march :D
     
  21. deconstruct60, Jan 8, 2012
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    Probably, because they are more popular. You devote limited resources to the products that have higher demand. Why would you hog a scarce resource for a relatively slow moving product that sits on the shelf for long periods of time????

    For example, say Apple has contract for 400k 1TB drives per month and that drops 10%. If Mac Pro was pulling 9% of the 1TB pool then they loose, but the iMac still has almost 100% of what they were getting previously (the stock levels in the warehouse are probably smaller but not drawn down to zero. )



    [Neither is it a good idea to box up and shelf in large quantities very expensive components (e.g., $3000-4000 of processor parts) long quantities of time. ]



    No, they probably don't. If they had Mac Pro's boxed up with 1TB drives in them, they would ship them. That they don't is indicative that the pre-fabbed versions are not in the warehouse.


    Not only Dell but every other PC vendor. Intel is only shipping in limited quantities to super computer vendors.

    Also the number of people playing the waiting game is probably going up, so it is unlikely Apple is going to "overproduce" Mac Pros. If anything they should have started (or be about reading to start) ramp up on the new model production.
     
  22. goMac macrumors 603

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    The iMacs have also had hard drive constraint delays, FYI.
     
  23. xgman macrumors 601

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    Apple doesn't really keep warehouses full of anything. They make what they need to sell and sell what is made for the most part via drop ship. My old 2008 MP was made and shipped to me directly from China. Obviously the spec order certain items like ipads etc, but those sell so fast as to never be piled in inventory. Most higher end PC's and components are like this these days.
     
  24. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Apart from the 12-Core the mac pro is in stock in Denmark,Sweden and Norway so if we were to use the shipping time as an indicator there is no release happening anytime soon.
     
  25. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

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    I doubt Apple has no spare inventory at all. I'd put money on Apple having a week or twos supply of all it's base + popular CTO somewhere. Even if it's in a warehouse as a part of the supply chain.

    My Mac Pro 2009 was CTO and came from Ireland.

    Either way I've just thought:

    The iMac has a custom HDD doesn't it? Perhaps Apple have a decent supply of those custom drives as a large pre-order. Hence this sudden drop in supply doesn't effect that line as they don't make that drive on a regular basis, unlike the normal drives the MP have.



    That's what I said? "Dell et al"... ;)
     

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