The initial demand of Apple’s new Macbook Pro with Retina display appears to be easing up a bit, as shipping delays have improved for the first time in a month.
That doesn’t mean you can have the “world’s greatest computer ever created” in your hands within a few day, however. Shipping estimates still say you need to wait 2-3 weeks to receive your 15-inch laptop with ultra-sharp display.
The MacBook Pro with Retina display starts at $2,500 and can be priced as high as $3,700.
Since the release of the Retina MacBook Pro in early June, delayed shipping estimates have been fairly stagnant around 3-4 weeks. The improved shipping delays first showed up in Apple’s European online stores before eventually making it to the American store.
It’s safe to say that the Retina MacBook Pro has been a huge success. Demand was staggering since day one and reviews have been completely glowing.
The new laptop features a 15.4-inch ultra-sharp display with a resolution that has about 3 million more pixels than an HDTV. The body of the MacBook Pro is significantly thinner than its predecessors (which also received a refresh at Apple’s June 11 WorldWide Developer’s Conference alongside the Retina model) and uses solid-state flash memory to give it a significant speed-boost.
As mentioned, Apple refreshed its entire laptop lineup, including its MacBook Air. It’s heavily rumored that they’re not done yet, either.
A 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is rumored to be released this fall, alongside a new iMac. It’s unclear if the new desktop will feature a Retina display, but it seems unlikely.
At the end of this month, Apple will disclose Mac sales figures for the second quarter during its earnings call with Wall Street analysts. Historically, the company does not break out sales of individual models in its laptop lines; the exceptions are when it reports what it believes are impressive figures, according to Computer World.
Expect the Retina MacBook Pro to be one of those impressive figures.