updated 08:57 pm EDT, Thu June 14, 2012
Wait time up from just two days ago for new Retina Macs
Shipping times for the Retina display-equipped MacBook Pro have increased yet again. The online Apple Store page for the Retina MacBook Pro now shows that shipping delay for both the 2.3 and 2.6GHz models has jumped from the two-to-three week delay seen just two days ago to three-to-four weeks. Non-Retina MacBook Pros show no shipping delay.
The supply shortage illustrates the considerable demand for the high-resolution devices, which continues to grow despite the computers' $2,199 and $2,799 base pricetags. News that the Retina MacBook Pro was deemed the least repairable laptop ever by iFixit -- primarily for its soldered-in RAM and glued-in battery -- also seems to have had no effect on demand.
By way of comparison, shipping delays for the third-generation iPad didn't hit the two-to-three weeks mark until several days after it launched. Customers who got their online orders in early, though, should be receiving their new Retina MacBooks some time early next week.