Like all of Apple’s popular products, the MacBook Pro suffered a shipping delay soon after it went on sale on Monday. It first appeared in the Apple online store with a 5-7 day wait, but it didn’t take long before than turned into 7-10 days. On Tuesday the delay slipped again to 2-3 weeks. And this morning that situation has only gotten worse.
As things stand, new MacBook Pro orders will take 4-5 weeks to ship, and that delay applies to all countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom. If you make your order today, Apple estimates that your new machine will be delivered between July 11 and July 17.
Normally in this situation we’d advise you to visit your local Apple store rather than ordering online. However, recent reports have revealed that not even Apple’s flagship stores are receiving many units. One London store received just 7 for the MacBook Pro’s launch, and it could not confirm when more would arrive.
Having said that, it’s always best to double-check with your local store before enduring the five-week wait, just in case they have stock, or are about to receive stock.
Of course, as the weeks go on, those shipping delays are expected to reduce. But there’s no sign of that happening for some time.
Source: Apple Store.