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.