nMP Apple Store sightings reports ?

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  1. initialsBB, Dec 28, 2013
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    initialsBB macrumors 6502a

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    With nMP supply seeming to trickle out, I was wondering if we could compile an Apple Store sightings report to check it out in person ?

    If you have confirmation of a nMP sighting, I'll group them up here. I'll go check both Paris Apple Stores on Monday to see.


    Confirmed Apple Retail Store with nMP on display:

    Australia
    Chadstone Shopping Center
    George Street Sydney Store

    France
    Caroussel du Louvre Paris
    Opéra Paris
    Vélizy 2
    Rosny 2
    Nantes Atlantis

    Germany
    Kurfürstendamm Berlin
    CentrO Oberhausen

    Italy
    RomaEst

    Japan
    Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku, Tokyo (Authorised Apple dealer)

    United Kingdom
    Regent Street London
    Grays Lakeside
    Bristol Cribbs Causeway

    United States
    Santa Monica, CA
    Melrose Mac, CA (Authorised Apple dealer)
    Third Street Promenade, CA
    Fifth Avenue, NY
    Grand Central, NY
    SoHo, NY
    Upper West Side, NY
    West 14th Street, NY
    University Village Seattle, WA


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  2. WSR macrumors regular

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    When I went on the day it was released, they said it was going to be strictly online orders for now. In fact, they still had an earlier model on display.
     
  3. borad macrumors member

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    In Australia, at the very least George St (Sydney) and Chadstone (Melbourne) have display models.
     
  4. initialsBB thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, updated the original post.
     
  5. jeffreyk macrumors regular

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    I'm in Scottsdale AZ this week and they still have the old Mac Pro on display. If you get a chance to go to the Scottsdale Quarter Apple Store, which is an excellent Apple Store BTW, go to the True Food Kitchen Restaurant directly across from the Apple Store. Awesome Gluten Free and Vegan menu options as well as non-specialty diet menu options. There was an 80 minute wait but definitely worth it; really delicious food at True Food Kitchen. But, no nMP in the wild there.
     
  6. d-m-a-x macrumors 6502

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    i held one, pretty cool. Melrose Mac in hollywood. It was running the 4k display. 30 Hz was not too noticeable
     
  7. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    regent street london has new mac pros on display but not in stock

    nice taunting
     
  8. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    I'm on vacation in Santa Monica at the moment.. and they have the entry level quad at the Apple Store here. It's much more space grey than black under bright lights. What's most impressive is the Sharp 4K display they have it connected to. I need one of those!!! :D Even at 30Hz I don't see any lag or issues with that frequency for 2D desktop use. For photography or video editing that screen real estate is amazing. PPI is perfect at that size. I could go on and on... ;)
     
  9. propower macrumors 6502a

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    On display in Bellevue WA.
    No stock of course...
     
  10. AnalyzeThis, Dec 29, 2013
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    Perfect PPI? I would agree, if you look at it with binoculars attached to your forehead or wear prescription glasses. I find it "crazy" to call 138 ppi as perfect or even acceptable. Well may be for a few seconds with oversized fonts. Size has nothing to do with being acceptable, only ppi matters. For example Apple 27" has 109 ppi and it is very close to be just too small, but bearable. I have 27" 2560x1440 monitor, there is no way I would commit to higher then 109 ppi. Or may be when you look at it in HiDPI mode, but it makes it effectively 1080p monitor for UI decoration and text (preserves image resolution) or scale it down to 1080p so you can read oversized text from normal distance. There is nothing in between in OS X to make this monitor more acceptable.
     
  11. kid2010 macrumors member

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    All Apple Stores in Manhattan, New York now have Mac Pro showing on Desk.

    Note:Apple Store Upper West doesn't get a Sharp 4K Display.
     
  12. flat five macrumors 601

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    wait, you went to all of them to check or you have other means of knowing?
     
  13. Mikeske macrumors newbie

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    Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood, Washington all that was there was the old machine and no new ones even on display.
     
  14. kid2010 macrumors member

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    I actually went to all those stores :)
     
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    haha.. awesome :)
     
  16. initialsBB thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's the spirit ! :)
     
  17. twietee macrumors 603

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    Went to the store in Berlin last Saturday and they were just setting it up. Should be on display today.

    Apparently even Michail Chodorkowski was interested in this since he stood right beside me. :eek:
     
  18. initialsBB thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    One of the red tshirt guys at Paris Opéra Apple Store said they have a few of the quad and hex base models in stock. Also said the 7 flagship Apple Stores will all have the Sharp 4K monitor on display (and I confirm it runs at 60Hz and it is a beauty !). Don't know which other six stores those are apart from Paris Opéra.
     
  19. Lone Deranger macrumors 65816

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    What display did they have it hooked up to?
     
  20. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    i didn't look closely but i think it was a non apple display so probably the sharp
     
  21. Lone Deranger macrumors 65816

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    Cool! Worth a quick trip down there then. Thanks Jon!
     
  22. Spinland macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately a negative report from our nearest Apple store (about an hour away in Syracuse). They are "jealous" that the NYC stores already have demo models in hand, and have no idea when they're also going to get some love from Apple. :p
     
  23. Sedor macrumors member

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    I've seen one at the Apple Store in the "Centro" in Oberhausen, Germany.

    Think it was a real one and no dummy.
     
  24. john500y2k macrumors member

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    Not actually played with it but spotted one on display to the side in Grays, Lakeside Shopping Centre UK
     
  25. richardmu macrumors 6502a

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    Had a good play on one at Cribbs store in Bristol yesterday. Apple guy said it had just arrived the day before.

    May be the only one in the area as they didn't have one at the flagship store in Bath today.

    Gonna have to have one!
     

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