What will the immediate available will be like?

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  1. Fzang macrumors 65816

    Fzang

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    Thinking about going to Hongkong or Japan and combining a trip with a new MacBook sometime in December/January.

    Do you think demand will outstrip supply for weeks and months like with iPhones, or will it be available pretty much from day one? Would be a shame to travel so far for nothing. Currently the Japanese website says "shipping: 4-5 weeks".
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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  3. dekka007hk macrumors member

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    I live in HK. The apple stores are not expecting touchbar models for sometime.

    December I would say unlikely. Jan possibly for walkins.

    And Japan would be slower than HK and different keyboard.
     
  4. ocgirl macrumors regular

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    Why do you think so late in January ? If you compare to the iphone, there is still some availibility on day one - although limited in numbers - so I expect it to be the same in stores.

    During the keynote they said avalibility would be in 4-5 weeks, which rounds up to about beginning of December. If you are lucky, you should get one in December...
     
  5. nomoresecrets macrumors member

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    Just got back from my local Apple Store in NJ. They had one 13" non-touch on display. I spoke to a few people there and they had no idea when they would be getting them for walk-ins. It's a total guess, but I early to mid-December is probably when the stores will get shipments for sale.
     
  6. ocgirl macrumors regular

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    I guess so too, it's Christmas season ... that would be a huge marketing fail to have them available in January IMHO.
     
  7. Fzang thread starter macrumors 65816

    Fzang

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I guess taking a trip on this side of Christmas might be a tad risky. Availability might drop additionally due to Christmas sales.

    I Guess I'll plan something sometime in the spring :)
     
  8. nomoresecrets macrumors member

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    You should be able to pick one up before Christmas. There are always stories about extremely limited supplies of new products when they are released that seem to be a little overblown. While I know they produce way more iPhones for launch than MacBook Pros, I was able to pick up an iPhone 7 Plus the weekend it went on sale without a preorder.
     

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