Retina MacBook Pro Shipping Estimates Improving for the First Time

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    For the first time since its launch just over one month ago, Apple's Retina MacBook Pro has begun to see improvements in shipping estimates for new orders placed through the company's online store. The improvement has appeared first in Apple's Asia-Pacific markets, which have seen estimates move from 3-4 weeks to 2-3 weeks.


    Shipping estimates in Apple's other main distribution regions of the Americas and Europe/Middle East/Africa remain at 3-4 weeks, but it is likely they will see similar improvements in the near future.

    While Apple announced the Retina MacBook Pro as immediately available on its debut day of June 11, shipping estimates quickly slipped to 2-3 weeks by the end of the day and reached 3-4 weeks roughly 24 hours later. Estimates have remained steady at 3-4 weeks since that time until today's improvement in the Asia-Pacific channel.

    Update: The improved 2-3 week estimates have now spread to the Americas and are beginning to filter into a number of European stores.

    Article Link: Retina MacBook Pro Shipping Estimates Improving for the First Time
  2. Prof. macrumors 601


    Aug 17, 2007
  3. its93rc macrumors 6502


    Feb 8, 2012
    Austin, Texas
    They are selling like iPhones.

    I still want a 13" for $1799 though.
  4. hellomoto4 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2008
    I don't know why anyone would wait 2-3 weeks when you could pick one up in store... I picked mine up in store on day two and asked a few questions about availability when I was there, for future reference. Apple often release what they've got for sale in the late afternoon, between 2 and 4pm. If you call up though, they'll say they've got nothing in stock.

    Definitely recommend taking this route instead of waiting. You might be unlucky the first couple of days, but you'll get one quicker than 3 weeks! :apple:
  5. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2011
    Some people want the base + 16 GB ram model or the 2.7/768/16 model which are not easily found in stores.
    BTO is the only sure way to get some of these models.
  6. isoMorpheus Guest

    Jul 29, 2007
    Except there are folks for whom a trip to a store can be a big drag.
  7. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    The difference in taxes alone between where I live and where the Apple store is makes this not worth it.
  8. ChuckG, Jul 12, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2012

    ChuckG macrumors member


    May 27, 2007
    Exactly. The best deal you can get right now is on Amazon for the 2.6/512/8 model for $2659.99 without paying sales tax (which may vary according to your location). That same config from costs $3,079.90 after CA sales tax.

    IMHO, for a first generation rMBP, it'd be wise to not opt for the tricked out model (2.7/768/16) unless you absolutely need it as component prices will inevitably drop and more advanced GPUs capable of keeping up with the Retina Display at 60fps become available in a year or two.

    Update: The above mentioned rMBP is no longer available at the quoted price from Amazon.
  9. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    Still shows 3 - 4 weeks for me.


    The stores only carry base models and a few slightly upgraded ones. The upgraded ones sell out very fast, even still.

    Base models are pretty common.
  10. foidulus macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2007
    Hmm..maybe the situation is different based on location, but in Japan the only 16 gb models stores carry is the 2.7/768/16, which sucks because I do not want to spend that much money for an extra 256 gigs of flash space(esp. when with iCloud and itunes and whatnot I can download most of my big files from anywhere). I really wish they had any model with 16gb that didnt have the maxed out ssd....

    And just as another anecdote/data point, the only 16gb small dog has in stock is the full maxed out one.
  11. adeedew macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2005
    Since these are not upgradable your only option is to buy through the website and wait. I'm not sure because I've never wanted to order a MacBook Pro on launch date but this seems excessively long I ordered mine on launch day and it just shipped this week. Hope it's worth it
  12. appledude222 macrumors member


    Jun 4, 2009
  13. Fruit Cake macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2012
    My brother got the entry model on launch day, I think its nice, but in this day of age, 2499 is too much to pay for a laptop, ESP a non upgradable one.
  14. hellomoto4 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2008

    Fair enough, I'll agree. I didn't really think about this since I just got a base model.

    Good point. I guess I just thought about those who could quite easily make it to an Apple Store.

    Hmm, didn't even know about this since I am in AU and tax is set nationally, rather than state-wide.
  15. Mr. Gates macrumors 68020

    Mr. Gates

    Jun 17, 2009
    --Redmond --------- ----------------Washington---
    Agreed, but a lot of serious Facebook users and Web Surfers will insist that they NEEEEEEEED it ...:rolleyes:
  16. StuLax18 macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    I'm really happy that the estimates have dwindled to 2-3 weeks in the Asia-Pacific store, but that really doesn't affect me at this time. :)
  17. wickerman1893 macrumors 6502


    Dec 16, 2008
    Not surprised. It's been a good month since launch. This is the usual time frame in which these start to slow down in order.
  18. Steve.P.JobsFan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2010
    Then wait until around the 20th, which is one week away.
  19. MacGurl111 macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2010
    I neeeeeeed mine. :D

    I see you're from Redmond? Grew up in Kirkland. :)
  20. dieburnbot macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2008
    The retina macbook is useless to me. I use my laptop connected to an external monitor. If I want to use something portable I have an iPad. What I really want to see is their monitor lineup become retina or a retina iMac. :p
  21. JarrodGardiner macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    Me too!
  22. xxundrclssherox macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2009
    Not just Asia/Pacific Anymore

    Apple Store website is 2-3 weeks for me and I'm in Michigan, so looks like it's not just for Asia/Pacific anymore! Now hopefully my rMBP comes in sooner rather than later! =D
  23. reden macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006

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