Retina MacBook Pro Shipping Delayed By Up To A Month [Report]

Retina MacBook Pro Shipping Delayed By Up To A Month [Report]

How many pixels is that per day delayed?

MacRumors received several reports today from Apple customers who have gotten emails from Apple. In the emails, they were told that the Retina MacBook Pros they had purchased on launch day (through Apple’s enterprise site) have been delayed, in some cases by up to a month.

One such email is quoted below.

Dear Apple Customer,

Thank you for your recent order.

Purchase Order#: xxxxxxxxxx
Sales Order#: xxxxxxxxxx
Ship-to Zip Code: xxxxx

Due to an unexpected delay, we are unable to ship the following item(s) by the date that you were recently quoted:

Z0ML, MBP 15.4/CTO
will now ship on or before
Jul 25, 2012

Please note that product availability can change rapidly, and it is possible that your order may ship much sooner than we anticipate. You may even receive a shipment confirmation between the time we send this email and the time that you read it.

Nothing in the email sheds any light on why these might be delayed, though all the folks who contacted MacRumors said that they had customized the highest-end MacBook Pro with a total of 768 Gb of SSD storage, but had left the stock processor in place. Whether that has any bearing on the delays or not is unclear.

Apple’s Retina display MacBook Pro laptop has slipped scheduled delivery a couple of times now, showing the high demand the some-might-say-magical device has engendered. It was announced during the keynote presentation at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference this month.

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  • dwfaust

    I just got notification today that my MBP/Retina (highest-end MBP w/stock processor upgraded to 768GB SSD) has shipped tonight… will arrive on Monday.

  • Maziyar_sh

    I just got notification today that my MBP/Retina (highest-end MBP w/stock processor upgraded to 768GB SSD) has shipped tonight… will arrive on Monday.

    Hi dwfaust,
    When did you order your MBPR?

  • dwfaust
    I just got notification today that my MBP/Retina (highest-end MBP w/stock processor upgraded to 768GB SSD) has shipped tonight… will arrive on Monday.

    Hi dwfaust,
    When did you order your MBPR?

    I ordered it about 14:00 PDT on launch day, June 11. The status was always saying “delivers July 2 ~ July 9″. And when I checked the tracking info from Apple’s shipment notification, I see that it is now scheduled to be delivered Friday (6/29) before 10:30 am. Sweet!

  • Maziyar_sh
    I just got notification today that my MBP/Retina (highest-end MBP w/stock processor upgraded to 768GB SSD) has shipped tonight… will arrive on Monday.

    Hi dwfaust,
    When did you order your MBPR?

    I ordered it about 14:00 PDT on launch day, June 11. The status was always saying “delivers July 2 ~ July 9″. And when I checked the tracking info from Apple’s shipment notification, I see that it is now scheduled to be delivered Friday (6/29) before 10:30 am. Sweet!

    Good for you. So it took exactly 3 weeks. I just ordered online on 25 June and it says 20 July-26 July. I haven’t received any email or haven’t seen any changes in shipment date.

    Thanks for the reply I appreciate that. Have happy MBP with retina display I heard it’s awesome :)

  • dwfaust

    Good for you. So it took exactly 3 weeks. I just ordered online on 25 June and it says 20 July-26 July. I haven’t received any email or haven’t seen any changes in shipment date.

    Thanks for the reply I appreciate that. Have happy MBP with retina display I heard it’s awesome :)

    Good luck with yours, as well. I didn’t get any emails until last night…

    My status finally went from “Processing Items” to “Preparing for Shipment” on Monday (no email, I just happened to check the order status)… then changed to “Shipped” last night about 9:30 PDT… I got an email with the same timestamp.

    The delivery date also changed from “July 2 ~ July 9″ to June 29 by 10:30 am… so just under 3 weeks from order to delivery.

  • rshuck

    I too ordered one, but haven’t received an e-mail. Order went through at 12:43AM on the 16th. Ordered the 2.6/16/768 model. I am REALLY hoping if mine is delayed that it won’t be by more than two weeks. It is supposed to arrive right before I get back from Afghanistan for two weeks. I ordered when I did so I’d be able to bring it back with me.

  • dwfaust

    My MBPr was just delivered… even earlier than FedEx projected…

  • rshuck
    I just got notification today that my MBP/Retina (highest-end MBP w/stock processor upgraded to 768GB SSD) has shipped tonight… will arrive on Monday.

    Hi dwfaust,
    When did you order your MBPR?

    I ordered it about 14:00 PDT on launch day, June 11. The status was always saying “delivers July 2 ~ July 9″. And when I checked the tracking info from Apple’s shipment notification, I see that it is now scheduled to be delivered Friday (6/29) before 10:30 am. Sweet!

    Good for you. So it took exactly 3 weeks. I just ordered online on 25 June and it says 20 July-26 July. I haven’t received any email or haven’t seen any changes in shipment date.

    Thanks for the reply I appreciate that. Have happy MBP with retina display I heard it’s awesome :)

    Maziyar: Not sure if you’re still watching this thread, but I ordered on the 16th, and I got notification today that my MBPr has shipped. Should be here on the 11th or 12th.

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