2013 Mac Pro Wait Time: Six of One, Half Dozen of the Other
Big news, Mac Pro loving boys and girls! Apple is now listing 2013 Mac Pro wait times as five to six weeks. While that represents a change in nomenclature, the actual time you will need to wait hasn’t changed much if at all.
For example, back in mid-March, Apple listed availability as April. And, hey, that was roughly fix to six weeks. It is, indeed, a fact that 2013 Mac Pro wait times have varied from four to eight weeks since the diminutive pro desktop began shipping at the end of December.
While some people herald the “April” to “five to six weeks” change as a improvement, others are saying 2013 Mac Pro ship times have slipped — there is no Apple news that can’t be spun into a negative.
Fundamentally, if you read news about Apple and it’s good news, you’re reading it wrong.
2013 Mac Pro Supply: An Enigmatic Mystery Wrapped in a Rumor
Of course, it still isn’t clear these several months later what exactly is causing the Mac Pro shipping “delay” — extreme demand, manufacturing issues, parts supply or some combination thereof? Apple isn’t saying and perhaps never will.
That said, Apple has a strong, strong track record of under promising and over delivering. So, five to six weeks for a shiny new 2013 Mac Pro in reality could mean shorter delivery times especially, one suspects, for stock configurations.
And, that would be new and a good thing™…
What’s your take?