Was your new “Retina Book” delayed until later this month? Many customers, early enterprise customers specifically, are seeing their new Macbook Pro with Retina display delayed from the original 7-10 shipping time frame back to late July which is several weeks away. There isn’t any official confirmation as to why the delay is occurring, though, Macrumors speculates it is the configuration options on the BTO Macbook Pros, claiming that all of the sources who notified them of the delay sprang for the high-end 768 GB SSD.
The delay notification has been going out to said customers via email:
“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.”
Since WWDC, when the new Retina Books went up for immediate sale, delays and shortages have been common. Meanwhile, the other new Macbook Pros without Retina displays have been in-stock without any shipping delays. Clearly, people are loving the Retina display.
We’ll note that while our local Apple Store is still only receiving a few each day (and also running out daily), we strolled right into our local Best Buy and right out with a new Retina Book yesterday. So your mileage may vary depending on which store you try your luck at.
Let us know how your search goes!