That was pretty unlikely already: large-size LED units are either not available or outrageously expensive. For now.I think I'm fairly safe to say that this would indicate a sharply increased likeliness that the new revision iMacs will NOT have LED technology in their screens.
I think the demand is high, and the supply is low. I have a new MBP and love it. Reading the issues threads, it makes me wonder if some people are seeing things, or led to believe they have a problem when they really do not.So... we're pretty certain this shortage is the result of a "defect" or "problem" rather than simply high demand?
Maybe Apple got tons of LED displays and it still wasn't enough.
I had a 4 month wait with Lenovo last year (just when they have released the X60). Then they shipped me two X60s instead of one - and both with defective docking stations. Then I returned both, and they have charged me for both - after they have received them in their warehouse.A week is not along time to wait. i ordered a T61 Thinkpad from Lenovo ( I refuse to run windows vista on my Macbook pro) Lenevo took three months to deliver me my T61 with xp pre-installed.So, a week delay is not bad at all.
Too bad there isn't an in-store pick up option for those of us who ordered online! I'll be in Sacramento and the Bay Area next week, but placed the order for the MBP last week, not knowing about the delay. I had wanted to have it delivered before a trip to LA on the 25th, but that doesn't look likely. I just had to use the education discount (college student) and take them up on the free Nano offer... otherwise, I could've just waited and gone to a store/ordered through Amazon. It really is just too bad. But not really. But yeah, kind of.I was at an Apple store yesterday and they were selling MacBook Pros like they were going out of style. They sold five while I was there. Shortages? Not at that store. Just happy, and lucky? MacBook Pro owners.
Incidentally the new screen looks great, and the extended battery life is an added benefit. Oh yeah, not to mention saving the planet from more mercury in the landfills.
6 weeks is way too long for a laptop to arrive. You should complain to Apple and get something for lost time. Apple hasn't delivered the product in a timely fashion, which means that they owe you something in compensation.I ordered a new baseline 15" macbook pro on the 13th of June and am still waiting for it to arrive.
Apple is completely incompetent, 6 WEEKS is fare too long to wait for a laptop.
At least now i have some idea that I'm not the only one going through this pain.
True i would do this had i paid online, unfortunately I think I have little grounds as i placed the order at a Mac1 store thus i haven't purchased the laptop yet.6 weeks is way too long for a laptop to arrive. You should complain to Apple and get something for lost time. Apple hasn't delivered the product in a timely fashion, which means that they owe you something in compensation.
Absolutely, I agree 100% because some people just want to have problems with their new computers. Even when they are flawless Macs. Its digital-age Munchausen syndrome.I think the demand is high, and the supply is low. I have a new MBP and love it. Reading the issues threads, it makes me wonder if some people are seeing things, or led to believe they have a problem when they really do not.
There seem to have been two problems. One was yellow tints at the 1/3 bottom of the screen and the other was flickering at less than 100% brightness. The first seems to have been solved on new units and the latter has been fixed through a firmware upgrade.The Article said very little about what was actually wrong with the LED Screens. Anyone heard any reports?
I understand people's impatience to get their hands on the new machines but I'd personally rather wait and get a screen that works well than get a flawed product that I'd probably return anyway.
Apple need to start being stricter with their suppliers. The whole Rev A macbook thing has tarnished their reputation enough. They don't need any more of this.
What exactly are the screen faults that are being talked about here? Are these just wild rumors or are there high numbers of bad screens out there that have been delivered to customers?I just hope that this is the case, that Apple is somehow fixing things and that all macbook pros purchased today are good. Doubt it though.