rMBP demand and availability

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tritons, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. Tritons macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2011
    It's 13 days since Apple released rMBP and in apple.com it still shows that it takes about 3-4 weeks to ship it. I was wondering how long time it usually takes till it's just few days or "in stock". I need to know this because in my country there is only authorized reseller and they will get new rMBP only when they will be widely available in US.
    And if any Authorized reseller outside US and UK already have rMBP?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    It differs and there's no hard and fast rule of thumb. The Retina MBP appears to be a phenomenally popular laptop. In store availability is still very hit or miss but I suspect things will calm down by August and both online and in store inventory will stabilize.
  3. cmdrmac macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2012
    IA, USA
    I can't say with absolute certainty, but the way things look, it seems it will be towards end of July or mid-August at the earliest when we will start seeing declines in processing times.
  4. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    when demand drops... maybe like 3 or 4 months? all we can do is guess.
  5. Lagmonster macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2007
    Apple will have adjusted production hours after they saw the order demands. While demand is high, it is nothing like a consumer product like the iPad. Expect a few more weeks of constrained supply.
  6. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    Honestly, I see them being in store sooner than this 3-4 week online order. I think of iPhones...online said ships 2-3 weeks and in store they had a ton
  7. njean777 macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2009
    I just got mine yesterday from the Houston Galleria Store. They had plenty of base models in stock and that is exactly what I wanted.
  8. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    In typical Apple fashion, demand is over the top. I just read an article where they say that by Dec 2012 or Jan 2013 Apple will be current and able to fill orders in just a few days.

    I would post the link but I was on my HTC One X at the airport and just getting ready to board the plane.

    Good luck waiting. :)
  9. Tritons thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2011
    Hah, I sure hope it's not that long.
    Already now it's hard for me to not get 2012 MBP 15'' non-retina version since it is in the store and I would upgrade it to 256gb SSD. :(

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