Update: Apple’s website is now listing the Retina MacBook Pros as available in “3-4 weeks”.
Apple’s updated MacBook Pro with Retina display made a huge splash at yesterday’s opening keynote for the Worldwide Developers Conference, but droves of Mac-lovers will have to wait a few weeks before they can get their eager paws on one of these divine notebooks.
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller noted the super-high resolution MacBook Pro would ship immediately while on stage at WWDC, but those taking a peak at Apple’s online store today will find a “2-3 weeks” shipping notice listed under the 15-inch Retina-optimized computers
The delay in shipping is likely due to high demand, but CNET pondered the alternative reasons:
It’s not immediately clear if the delay is due to miscommunication, a shipping snag, or simply that the first batch has sold out. In previous Apple launches, the company has promised a particular shipping time, only to find that the first group of units sell out, forcing it to modify the timetable for future orders.
The latest MacBook Pros carry a 2,880-by-1,800-pixel resolution and 220 ppi stuffed into a 15.4-inch screen. The base model boasts a 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of memory, and 256GB of flash storage for $2,199, while the $2,799 model sports a 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 with 512GB of flash storage.
It is worth noting that some Apple Stores may still have availability. Meanwhile, Amazon lists the cheaper Macbook Pro with Retina Display at $5 off, but only pre-ordering is available.