Despite its rather dear price tag of $2,999, Apple’s Mac Pro appears to be doing quite well as there have been reports that the computer has recently managed to sell out its initial batch of shipments. The Mac Pro’s pre-orders had gone live just yesterday and according to the shipping estimates at that time, it was expected that it would begin shipping on the 30th of December. However it turns out that we had underestimated the computer’s popularity as Apple’s online store now lists the Mac Pro’s estimated shipping time for some time in February, suggesting that if you weren’t quick enough, you’d have to wait a couple of months before you could get your hands on the device.
Some have speculated that the reason behind the delay and limited availability could be due to the fact that the Mac Pro is being built in Austin, Texas. Perhaps Apple’s factory has not caught up to speed yet, unlike Apple’s partners over in Asia who have probably gotten used to piecing together many Apple products over the years. Another reason could be that Apple had underestimated the demand for the new Mac Pros, but either way it looks like would-be customers are in for a wait.