Apple news blog MacRumors has been informed by several business customers who have ordered Retina MacBook Pro models through Apple that their orders are being delayed for shipment on or before July 25th. Those businesses were previously provided shipping estimates of between 7 and 10 business days following the completion of their order.
Apple has reportedly sent the fellowing e-mail to those customers:
Dear Apple Customer,
Thank you for your recent order.
Purchase Order#: xxxxxxxxxx
Sales Order#: xxxxxxxxxx
Ship-to Zip Code: xxxxx
Due to an unexpected delay, we are unable to ship the following item(s) by the date that you were recently quoted:
Z0ML, MBP 15.4/CTO
will now ship on or before
Jul 25, 2012
Please note that product availability can change rapidly, and it is possible that your order may ship much sooner than we anticipate. You may even receive a shipment confirmation between the time we send this email and the time that you read it.
As of now, there is no word on exactly why the shipping estimates for these business customers have changed, although those affected all report having one thing in common: they ordered the high-end Retina MBP model with 768 GB of SSD storage and the stock 2.6 GHz processor. A likely cause of this, is the extremely high demand that the Retina MBPs have been receiving since their recent launch.