New MacBook Pros: typical announcement-availability gap?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jodr, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. jodr macrumors member

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    I'm badly in need of a new laptop for work, but still thinking of holding out until the January 27th announcement in hopes that there are new models unveiled. So it is worth considering: is there usually any gap between when new MacBook Pros are announced and when they're actually available for purchase? Might they be hard-to-get at first, or do I just watch the big event at my local Apple store and tell the geniuses "I'll have what Steve's holding."
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Typically you can order them immediately online and there's a shipping delay of a few days to a few weeks. They're usually available immediately in stores.
     
  3. HawkEye40 macrumors member

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    I'm hoping to stroll into an Apple store the day after the refresh and pick up a new MBP :) Not sure the retail stores will get them that quickly though...
     
  4. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    usually ...

    remember the 17 inch UMBP last year
     
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    There is no typical. It seems that the stores usually get some of the announcements, but predicting this is near impossible.
     
  6. NeuralControl macrumors 6502a

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    It really depends on what is modified on the computer. If it's just a speed bump and more RAM, they are generally available that day or within a few. No one can say anything with certainty.
     

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