Feeds

Apple fanbois DENIED: Mac Pro deliveries stalled until April

Incredibly expensive 'dustbin' computer's deliveries delayed

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

It's the high-end desktop that's been likened to Darth Vader's dustbin. But not even the Force can help fanbois get their hands on a Mac Pro – because Apple has yet again pushed back its delivery date.

We previously revealed how anyone who ordered a Pro would have to wait until April to get their hands on one, but it now appears that even early birds are being left to wait.

Apple have been contacting people who ordered new Mac Pros in December and January to tell them they won't be getting their new computer this month.

One Register reader contacted us to wail about the absence of his shiny new computer.

"I ordered mine in early January and was given a “Ships in February” date, but I just received a phone call from Apple in Ireland saying it won’t now be delivered until early March," he said.

"The Apple order status web page is also currently returning an error so I’m guessing there is a large batch update of new ship dates going on."

Other customers have grumbled to website Mac Rumours about the same problem. Their fanboi said he, too, had excitedly bought a new Mac Pro back in January, whereupon he was given a February delivery date. However, he was recently told that he wouldn't be seeing the Pro until the first few weeks in March.

The Mac Pro is a high end professional computer aimed at people who like to do more with their machines than just look at porn and chat on Facebook.

It comes without a monitor and starts at £2,499 for the basic model, with a 3.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5 processor.

To buy a fully-loaded ninja machine with 1Tb of storage, a 12 core processor and 64GB of RAM would cost a mammoth £7,779, which sounds more like executive than professional level.

Are you waiting to receive Apple's delayed dustbin? Let us know. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Apple takes blade to 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
Shaves price, not screen on mid-2014 model
iPhone 6 flip tip slips in Aussie's clip: Apple's 'reversible USB' leaks
New plug not compatible with official Type-C, according to fresh rumors
FEAST YOUR EYES: Samsung's Galaxy Alpha has an 'entirely new appearance'
Wow, it looks like nothing else on the market, for sure
YES YES YES! Apple patents mousy, pressure-sensing iVibrator
Fanbois prepare to experience the great Cupertin-O
Steve Jobs had BETTER BALLS than Atari, says Apple mouse designer
Xerox? Pff, not even in the same league as His Jobsiness
TV transport tech, part 1: From server to sofa at the touch of a button
You won't believe how much goes into today's telly tech
Apple analyst: fruity firm set to shift 75 million iPhones
We'll have some of whatever he's having please
Things are looking up in Flappy Bird sequel
'Swing Copters' offers the same gameplay but in a different direction
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.