Apple promised last year that it would ship the new Mac Pro by the end of December. It followed through on the promise but shortly after the revamped computer was launched its shipping times fell to several weeks, and that’s just for the standard configurations. Customers who configured units to their needs had to wait even longer. Now almost six months after it initially came out, the new Mac Pro shipping times are down to just one day.
Availability of units at Apple’s brick and mortar stores as well as at third party retailers can vary, this change is specifically for the Apple online store. Both standard quadcore and six-core models of the new Mac Pro are now shipping within 24 hours.
There’s good news as well for customers who are looking to purchase a customized machine. Shipping times for CTO models are now down to just 1-2 weeks. Customers can either have units shipped to their door or schedule a pickup from a local Apple Store.
The delay in shipments has received its fair share of speculation. Some claimed that perhaps Apple was facing production issues at the Mac Pro facility in Texas. Apple’s new Mac Pro is its first product that’s assembled in the USA in over a decade.
This change in shipping times has also been noticed in several other countries, though still it takes 3-5 days in some countries for customers to receive their units. The base quadcore model starts at $2,999, customized to order models can go as high as $14,000.