XDR Display Shipping?

Aboo

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I am sure many are in the same boat but I ordered the XDR Display about an hour after it was available for sale. Shipping estimate states 18-20 Dec as delivery but have yet to see any movement. Order still listed as processing. Wanted to start a thread to see if anyone else has had theirs shipped or even delivered.

Ordered the standard display with stand.
 

wilsonjchan

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I am sure many are in the same boat but I ordered the XDR Display about an hour after it was available for sale. Shipping estimate states 18-20 Dec as delivery but have yet to see any movement. Order still listed as processing. Wanted to start a thread to see if anyone else has had theirs shipped or even delivered.

Ordered the standard display with stand.
Did you order the standard glass or nano glass? I ordered the nano and got confirmation 10 minutes after ordering had begun. Status is still Processing for me.
 

Adult80HD

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I got my order in for the nano-texture glass within 8 minutes of the orders opening up and the delivery date window is December 20-30, with no update, just says "Processing." Meanwhile the stand was delivered last Friday.
 

Aboo

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I ordered the regular glass, mainly because I didn't know what the nano texture was going to look like. I previously did not like the appearance of the matte displays on the ACDs and previous MBPs. I now regret it of course, after watching MKBHD's video on the matter. Oh well...
 

gerrard0804

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I ordered the regular glass, mainly because I didn't know what the nano texture was going to look like. I previously did not like the appearance of the matte displays on the ACDs and previous MBPs. I now regret it of course, after watching MKBHD's video on the matter. Oh well...
what's the main difference between nano and glossy class ones? I am also struggling on either one.
 

JoeMaj

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I'm in the same boat, received the stand last Friday (12/13) and the Mac Pro yesterday but the XDR is still "Processing". I called Apple but they offered no explanation for the delay.
 

ddarko

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I ordered the regular glass, mainly because I didn't know what the nano texture was going to look like. I previously did not like the appearance of the matte displays on the ACDs and previous MBPs. I now regret it of course, after watching MKBHD's video on the matter. Oh well...
I also never liked the plastic-y finish on my old 30" Apple Cinema Display and other anti-glare matte screens. However, my understanding is that the anti-glare version of the Pro Display XDR doesn't have the coating that produces that plastic look and feel but comes from micro-patterns etched into the glass that scatter light. This is how it's described in this cnet article:

Then, the company developed a different kind of matte finish that doesn't involve slapping an antireflective coating on top of the screen. Instead, it etched micro edges into the surface of the glass to scatter the light rather than reflecting it. This technique, which Apple has dubbed "nanotexture," has been used by others but the Pro Display XDR is one of the first consumer products to feature it.
So I think the ant-glare Pro Display should look and feel like glass in person.

what's the main difference between nano and glossy class ones? I am also struggling on either one.
Main difference is reflections. Screenshots from Jonathan Morrison video comparing the two. The nano glass version is the left, regular glass is on the right:



 

Nomad110

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My Dec 18th display arrived today. It's standard glass and it's awesome! Having some issues with scaled resolutions driving from my 16" MBP. I posted a thread on that here.
 
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JoeMaj

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While many of us are waiting for one XDR, you get two! ;)
Congrats!
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My Dec 18th display arrived today. It's standard glass and it's awesome! Having some issues with scaled resolutions driving from my 16" MBP. I posted a thread on that here.
Do your XDR's produce any fan noise?
 
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Adult80HD

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While many of us are waiting for one XDR, you get two! ;)
Congrats!
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Do your XDR's produce any fan noise?
He mentions elsewhere that he only got one of the two he ordered; that's a pic from a reviewer. Meanwhile some of us are still waiting patiently for our nano versions!
 

JoeMaj

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He mentions elsewhere that he only got one of the two he ordered; that's a pic from a reviewer. Meanwhile some of us are still waiting patiently for our nano versions!
Missed that, thanks. Somehow I feel a little better knowing he's still waiting on at least one of his two XDR's. :)
 
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Aboo

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My XDR was supposed to be delivered today but it has gotten delayed at the destination airport. ughh
 

JoeMaj

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My XDR was supposed to be delivered today but it has gotten delayed at the destination airport. ughh
Bummer. Post your impressions when you get it and try not to smile through the entire post. :)
 

Aboo

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Really impressed by this. I have the standard glass but now am regretting not getting the nano texture. Local Apple store has one on display but it too is the standard glass. I really want to see this nano texture in person before dropping another 1k on this.
 

Adult80HD

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It appears that no nano glass versions have shipped yet. Mine was listed as delivery between 12/20-12/30 and given everything else I ordered was delivered earlier than the anticipated date it would appear there’s some kind of holdup on the nano glass.
 

masterbeat1

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Hey everyone! I received my XDR Display Friday (I was one of the first few minutes to order, originally had the December 20 - 30 ships by date, then strangely got an email a few days ago that said it was slipping to January 8 -11, but crazily it still arrived on the 27th.

I'm currently driving it from my new MacBook Pro 16" top of the line and it's GORGEOUS...

BUT - I'm experiencing a very strange noise issue when hooking up to external speakers. We do audio production, so we need nice studio monitors. I'm traveling now with it, so I don' have my home studio.

At first, I tried to hook up two external KRK Pro Studio Monitor Speakers just using the headphone jack of the MBPZ, and the audio distortion was horrible, it's like you can actually hear the computer thinking through the speakers - all kinds of interference (it even sounds like you hear disk writes and reads (which is silly because its an SSD, but you get the idea).

HERE'S THE DISTURBING PART - If I unplug the XDR Pro Display from the laptop, ALL DISTORTION goes away. Monitors sound fine. I was suspecting interference from the thunderbolt cables next to the microphone port - so I changed sides (power / display on opposite side of headphone jack), and distortion got a little bit better.

Hoping this was a microphone jack issue not happy powering studio monitors, I went and sprung for the latest version Universal Audio's $1000 Twin X USBC 3 Audio Interface, a studio quality audio interface that hooks up via USBC to your computer, then it has it's own external sound card and is now driving the monitors.

Sadly, about 20% of the sound noise and distortion is still there - they are constantly crackling and popping and giving "computer noise" (when you scroll through a web page or do something on screen, you "hear" it in the speakers as noise.). It's much better through the external sound card but still there.

AND AGAIn - HERE IS THE DISTURBING PART - if I disconnect the XDR Pro Display, all sound distortion goes away and they sound pristine and perfect like they should.

I'm starting to worry the Pro XDR display is causing interference issues - radio/magnetic/something - either through it's cabling or just in general giving off interference to the speakers. When it's unplugged, everything is fine, when it's powered up - speaker noise.

I will have to wait until I get back home to try on my studio setup by hooking up the display to iMacPro and different higher quality studio monitors... but this making me nervous.

Surely Apple tested the Pro Display with studio monitors near it.

Many are aware of the horrific issues the first LG 5k monitors had when they came out (they were Apples attempt to deliver a "supported" 5k monitor through LG when Apple discontinued their Cinema Displays and the first batch of them (until fixed 6 months later in version 2) had massive shielding issues - they hadn't properly shielded the monitor and it was causing all kinds of interference issues with speakers, wi-fi, bluetooth, etc. It was a disaster for Apple and LG.

I'm having nightmares this is the same issue all over again with a $5,000 display.

Hoping to hear from anyone else who will get an xDR and use in a music studio environment with studio monitors speakers, some kind of sound interface, etc, and see if they get the sound interference I'm getting when the display is connected.
 

JoeMaj

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BUT - I'm experiencing a very strange noise issue when hooking up to external speakers. We do audio production, so we need nice studio monitors. I'm traveling now with it, so I don' have my home studio.
This article may be related to your issue:

 

Keith Rondinelli

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So why is Apple so behind on the XDR display and not the Mac Pro? My Mac came within days of ordering, but my XDR has been stuck in “processing” for two weeks and has a delivery date of Feb 12-18.
 

Adult80HD

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So why is Apple so behind on the XDR display and not the Mac Pro? My Mac came within days of ordering, but my XDR has been stuck in “processing” for two weeks and has a delivery date of Feb 12-18.
Either they encountered a supply problem, or demand was much higher than anticipated, or worst case, both.
 

Aboo

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Uggh...my replacement was scheduled to ship Feb 5-12. I saw the attempted charge yesterday for the stand, apple care, and the display; stand moved to prepare for ship, but display has now slipped to March 2. Replacement order went in on 12/25/2019.

The wait is frustrating, but I guess good things come to those who wait....lol...at least that's what I keep telling myself.
 

syndr0me

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Mine got pushed back from 2/11 into early March. Gave me time to think clearly and I cancelled the order. As a non-creative professional, so much of what this monitor offers would be wasted on me at great expense. I still might confirmation bias myself into justifying it later, but for now, I'll just continue to suffer with the floppy LG5K and images it's still retaining from back in 'Nam.

Maybe we'll see an LG UltraFine 6K at some point?
 

Don909

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I just saw my standard XDR and VESA order have shifted to March 4 (was Feb. 11-13 earlier today). I ordered Jan. 23.

Not happy but Apple's return policy is so good that it lessens my anguish. It is a 0 risk purchase.
 

lilkwarrior

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Ordered the nano-texture today after finding out my local Apple Didn't have it. I got a shipping date of March 10. Weird the supply issues Apple has w/ the nano-texture Pro Display XDR

My Mac Pro came within less than a week despite it saying a shipping data much longer than that initially; hoping the same applies to the Pro Display.