Time between shortening supplies and product release...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by monaarts, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. monaarts macrumors 65816

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    Hey everyone,

    I thought it would be fun to see how long between the reports of dried up supplies and when the new models are launched was… Maybe it will help us all know how long it will be before we see the new Macbook Pro's at the Apple Store. Here is what I found:

    April 2010 Macbook Pro
    Release date was April 14, 2010


    This article was posted on April 08, 2010 - 6 days before
    http://www.macrumors.com/2010/04/08/new-macbook-pros-and-possibly-macbook-airs-coming-on-april-13th/

    This article was posted on April 9, 2010 - 5 days before
    http://notebooks.com/2010/04/09/are-new-macbook-pros-coming-tuesday/

    This article was posted on April 12, 2010 - 2 days before
    http://www.geek.com/articles/chips/macbook-pro-supplies-dry-up-new-models-land-tuesday-20100412/



    June 2010 Mac Mini
    Release date was June 15, 2010


    This article was posted on June 3, 2010 - 12 days before
    http://www.tuaw.com/2010/06/03/smallest-macs-in-short-supply-mini-update-imminent/

    This article was posted on June 4, 2010 - 11 days before
    http://www.maclife.com/article/news/mac_mini_supplies_running_dry_new_model_imminent



    July 2010 iMac
    Release date was July 27, 2010


    This article was posted on July 23, 2010 - 4 days before
    http://www.cultofmac.com/rumor-imacs-in-short-supply-among-retailers-core-i3-refresh-imminent/52168

    This article was posted on July 23, 2010 - 4 days before
    http://it-chuiko.com/computers/5012-imac-v-deficite-ne-za-gorami-obnovlenie.html



    July 2010 Mac Pro
    Release date was July 27, 2010


    This article was posted on July 23, 2010 - 4 days before
    http://www.9to5mac.com/20146/Mac-Pros-in-short-supply



    If you can take anything from this, it seems like supplies started to get tight a week before the product has released, 2 weeks for the Mac Mini. Going off this information, I say we get new MacBook Pro's either Tuesday February 1 or Tuesday February 8. Let's hope I am right!!!

    If you can find anymore for other releases of other devices, please add to the list.



    - Joe
     
  2. monaarts thread starter macrumors 65816

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  3. Mangos86 macrumors member

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    Nice. I like the over motivated research. I thought I was excited about the refresh, you take it to a whole new level.
     
  4. monaarts thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Two things here:
    1 - I am bored
    2 - Most importantly, I will not have a Mac after this friday and I will not have one until I either buy a MBA or MBP, but I want to see what the new MBP is like before I decide. HAHA
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Did you do the detective work yourself?
    Impressive if you did
     
  6. laser71 macrumors regular

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    I like this. Even after initially reading the article today I still thought March-April - but this does gives new hope.
     
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  8. monaarts thread starter macrumors 65816

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    HAHA Yes I did…. With the help of my sidekick, Google. Basically looked at the release dates and then googles for "Macbook Pro short supplies April 2010" or whatever. HAHA


    - Joe
     
  9. Whorehay macrumors 6502a

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    Oh shoot. I thought it'd be another month at least, but it seems like a week or two is a decent time frame.
     
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  11. Mr. Chewbacca macrumors 6502a

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    Wow!!! That was some serious research. Thanks!!!

    I can't wait for the refresh!!! I love my iPhone and iPad.. Can't wait for my first Mac :D

    The halo effect is pretty strong
     
  12. vipergts2207 macrumors 65816

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    If Apple updates within two weeks that would mean either:

    1. Apple is using QC sandy bridge processors.
    2. Getting DC processors early.

    I think 1 would be more likely.
     
  13. Pooki macrumors member

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    exciting times! Looking to buy my first mac :D

    My iPhone really is a true enabler!
     
  14. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    Hee! I like your stye. Thanks for the hope - keep it coming!
     
  15. lifeguard90 macrumors 6502a

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    great research, saved me time, ha good job. let's hope more info keeps coming out over the next days, weeks
     
  16. lifeguard90 macrumors 6502a

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    The previous post a few ways up cites a article from Jobs and supplies from 2010. However, one must remember intel was short on supplies itself that time around. This is NOT the case today. Like i said many times, you can check, Intels Otelini stated factory production for SB was increased greatly to meet demand. The long wait time due to supply shortage /1 month interval highly likely wont happen
     
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  18. ciTiger macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks!

    Every time since these supply constraints are noticed I get all excited about what's gonna be new in the next refresh.
    It saddens me to see my MBP get overthrown from most recent version and regret what I paid for it! Still... I'm always waiting for some new (worthy) thing. Increased resolution and SSD the MBP would be enough for me :p
     
  19. altecXP macrumors 65816

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    Well it is only logical. With ho fast MacBooks sell how long did you expect things to say in stock? Most stores only stock for a month at most., some just 2 weeks.
     
  20. Hornzog macrumors member

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    And a bridge so sandy you could, erm, build sandcastles..

    No more Core 2 Duo thanks.
     
  21. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

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    what if the shortening supplies are only in amazon ? has anyone seen short supplies on other stores too?
     
  22. altecXP macrumors 65816

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    *points to the link of BestBuy being on back order.*
     
  23. ciTiger macrumors 6502a

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    True, that would be nice.
    But I use my MBP daily for a lot of stuff, no video editing or CAD and it seems to go along pretty nice so it comes third on my list.
    To be honest tough if it is just that I'll probably wait some months for the next refresh....
     
  24. raymondthimmes macrumors member

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    As far as I can tell Best Buy's 17" is the ONLY machine backordered?
    Amazon has all units shipping next day? Other stores the same?

    However I did notice yesterday that the refurb store on apple.com updated with a bunch of different machine available... could be a good sign?
     
  25. iamnotanumber macrumors newbie

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    I work in Currys UK (dont laugh) and with access to PC world and Currys stock file I can confirm shortages of 15" and 17" in our main warehouses (base models of both are showing as 0 available with no order due date). Still a few kicking about in superstores and they are allowing us to do forward orders, but stock is low.
    13" model still has 300 or so still available in our central warehouse.
     

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