One month wait for a MBP?

JCarmona

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May 23, 2014
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Hi,

I want to buy a MacBook Pro Touch Bar, 2.7GHz quad-core 8th‑generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz, 512 GB in the UK; but the Apple Store says that delivery (or pick-up) would be until 7/Jan!!!

Unbelievable.!

I'm considering going for the i5.

Literally I just sold my current MacBook Pro 13 in late 2013 and was looking to replace It before Christmas.

Thoughts?
 

Queen6

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i7 is BTO.
Frankly, i dont think i7 on 13” is worth it
10% - 12% at best, certainly nothing meaningful, better to go with a default i5 as it will be a lot easier to swap in the event of any issue. 15" with i7/i9, 32Gb & Vega 20 different proposition for those that can monetise their hardware...

Q-6
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Hi,

I want to buy a MacBook Pro Touch Bar, 2.7GHz quad-core 8th‑generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz, 512 GB in the UK; but the Apple Store says that delivery (or pick-up) would be until 7/Jan!!!

Unbelievable.!

I'm considering going for the i5.

Literally I just sold my current MacBook Pro 13 in late 2013 and was looking to replace It before Christmas.

Thoughts?
Cancel it and buy the base 15" you wont be disappointed, i7 on the 13" will make hardly any difference, the base 15" is a significantly more powerful notebook. If the 15" is physically too big, opt for the 13" with i5 and save the $$$.

Apple's upgrades are notorious for gouging the customer, in this case your literally paying for two CPU's just for the i7 option that will likely only add up to a negligible boost in performance...

Q-6
 
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NoBoMac

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Seems about the same in US: just checked a similar BTO via app.

As Eidekos81 said, holidays due to people ordering as gifts, for others or themselves. It's Apples big quarter for orders. And probably companies ordering things to spend last of their fiscal year funds.

Guessing if can wait until after holidays, wait time will be back to 10-14 days vs 21-ish.
 
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jerryk

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i7 is BTO.
Frankly, i dont think i7 on 13” is worth it
Yep. This is not the same i7 as in the 15" .

In the 15" you are getting a 6-core i7 unit.

In the 13" you get a quad core unit, just like the i5. Clock speed and turbo are faster on the i7 in the 13". And of course, so is heat generation.
 

iPhonagain

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Sometimes you will get it earlier than the date shown, that's just an estimate. I've known people who have ordered anyways and got their MacBook in just a couple weeks. You just never know..
 

Brookzy

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The delivery estimate is conservative, especially around Christmas, and the dispatch time for BTO models at the minute appears to be the same as it is all year round, so the late estimate is due to shipping rather than manufacturing.
 

KDLM

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Hi,

I want to buy a MacBook Pro Touch Bar, 2.7GHz quad-core 8th‑generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz, 512 GB in the UK; but the Apple Store says that delivery (or pick-up) would be until 7/Jan!!!

Unbelievable.!

I'm considering going for the i5.

Literally I just sold my current MacBook Pro 13 in late 2013 and was looking to replace It before Christmas.

Thoughts?
Today is Friday the 7th. I ordered a MacBook Pro with i7, 32GB, 2TB and Vega 20 on Monday the third. It just arrived, so, from the time I ordered it, it took a little under 4 days to reach California. They had originally said it wouldn't arrive until around the 11th to the 13th.
 
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