Apple pushes Mac Pro shipment dates back to April

Apple's slick-looking new Mac Pro went on sale in December, but the company is having issues matching the current demand for the computer. This week, shipment dates for the Mac Pro on Apple's website were pushed back to April for orders made today.

This means that it could take two months, or perhaps longer, for people to get their hands on the new black cylindrical Mac Pro. The cheapest version of the computer is priced at $2,999 and has a quad-core Intel Xeon processor, along with 12GB of RAM.

Apple has hyped up the fact that the Mac Pro is being assembled in the U.S., specifically in a factory located in Austin, Texas. However, it would appear that facility cannot handle the amount of orders that Apple has received. Shipment dates for the Mac Pro were first pushed back to February soon after it went on sale and it appears that two month shipment gap continues.

Computerworld notes that some of the lucky few that have received their Mac Pro have decided to make a quick buck and resell them online. One eBay listing shows the $2,999 Mac Pro priced by the seller for $4,499.

Source: Apple via Computerworld | Image via Apple

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$160B and they can't even make enough PC's for heir own loyal crowd? Hw is it Dell and HP can sell and make 10M computers per quarter and never have shortages, yet Apple seem to take a full year to sell or make 10M of them?

artificial shortages to increase demand.

How is 6-8 weeks delay in shipping anything new/different from any other Apple product? Same delays are standard for ordering iPhone and iPad online when around release date.

paulheu said,
How is 6-8 weeks delay in shipping anything new/different from any other Apple product? Same delays are standard for ordering iPhone and iPad online when around release date.
How come this is only a problem with Apple?

Samsung sold 313M smartphones last year, how come none of the models were in back-order?
Dell and HP sell 10M computers per quarter in 2013, how come Apple cant make 10M of these in a quarter? Why does it take a full year for Apple to sell or produce the same.

Yet every brags about how much money they have? Because they don't spend any.

First world problems: "Ohh noesss I need to wait 2 months for my Mac Pro to ship!!"

On topic: Less outsourcing is better for us anyways and these machines (I HOPE) push other companies to follow suit and produce domestically.

On topic: Less outsourcing is better for us anyways and these machines (I HOPE) push other companies to follow suit and produce domestically.

Except that it's not being made in the US, it's assembled in the US. There's a big difference there.

Basically all the parts of the Mac Pro are made abroad, most probably in China or Taiwan and then they get shipped here and Apple puts them together in their Austin factory. And I'm willing to bet you it's mostly assembled by robots too.

Hopefully the people or robots assembling these things learn how to use proper amounts of thermal paste. I've had a few Apple products where thermal paste was smeared on very haphazardly.