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Apple begins shipping BTO MacBook Pros for delivery by iPad day

post #1 of 18
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Apple overnight began shipping the first wave of customer orders for built-to-order versions of its new MacBook Pros, promising delivery by next Thursday.

First BTO orders ship

The Cupertino-based company began dispatching these shipments from its Far Eastern manufacturing facilities to Fed-Ex's Shanghai, China-based shipping hub where they'll be mailed via air fright this weekend to the courier's stateside hubs for delivery to customers early next week.

As can be seen in the shipping confirmations below, Apple promises delivery by Thursday the 3rd through its own order status system, while FedEx is a bit more ambitious, promising delivery by 10:30 am local time on Wednesday the 2nd for this particular order.

It should be noted that the custom configured MacBook Pro shown in the order below was shipped via Apple's $18 2-3 day shipping method, as opposed to its standard free shipping method. This particular notebook was upgraded with a 256GB SSD drive and 8GB of memory.



Savings on retail configurations

Meanwhile, several of Apple's larger authorized resellers are already reflecting stock of the company's five standard retail configurations for the MacBook Pro. And a handful are offering considerable early discounts of up to $150 on the new models.

For its part, MacConnection is offering the lowest prices on the 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pros, while MacMall delivers the best deals on the 13-inch models through its 3% instant discount coupons, which are included in the price guide links below and are exclusive to AppleInsider readers.



For those readers considering a discounted purchase through one of these authorized resellers, it's noteworthy to point out that the MacConnection requires that customers submit mail-in-rebates post purchase to achieve the prices listed in AppleInsider's Mac Pricing Guide, while the discounts shown for MacMall are instantaneous (including the 3% AI discount) and do not require any form of rebate.
post #2 of 18
Yeah I know it's 3 days, but I can't sleep (drinking and eating, OK), what am I supposed to do for 36 hours. Think I'll crash my bike (into tree or cliff), break a leg and beg the nurses for enough morphine to knock me out for the three days
And when I wake up ........... 'it' will be here.
OMG
I'm drooling. ,......
I think I'm becomming delirious
May the Blue Bird of Happiness leave a deposit with you and yours.
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post #3 of 18
I ordered a 15 in. Pro on Thursday night with the HD screen upgrade...no shipping confirmation yet.
post #4 of 18
I ordered a MacBook Pro 17'' BTO with the 2.3(8MB-L3) Quad core chip + 8GB RAM and the 512GB-SSD...

As you can imagine I am stuck in the order status, and I've been reloading the page every 5 seconds for the last 38 hours... But it keeps saying... (Not Yet Shipped...)


What should I do???? Guys please help me!! As here in Catalonia (Europe) is starting to be night, should I start counting the stars? or enjoying the beauty of all living things on earth? Or maybe I can become a poet....

Not yet shipped
Ships: 1 - 3 business days
Delivers: 04 Mar, 2011 - 09 Mar, 2011
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MBP 17/CTO
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2.3GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
8GB 1333MHZ DDR3 SDRAM - 2X4GB
512GB Solid State Drive
8x Double-Layer SuperDrive
MBP 17" HR Glossy WS Display
No iWork preinstalled
No Final Cut Express preinstd
No Aperture Preinstalled
No Logic Express Preinstalled
No FileMaker Preinstalled
No MSO preinstalled
Keyboard/Users Guide-ESP
Country Kit-ESP
Copyright levy
post #5 of 18
I ordered the 15" 2.2Ghz with Hi res screen shortly after the store went back up on Thursday. I'm in the Prepared to Ship status. I paid the $18 bucks for faster delivery.

This is my first Mac. I'm going crazy with the waiting.
post #6 of 18
the 256gb ssd just makes my build obsolete...

MBP 15.4/CTO
Z0M1
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$2,404.00
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1
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$2,404.00
Custom configuration| Hide
2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
8GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
128GB Solid State Drive
8x Double-Layer SuperDrive
MBP 15"HR Antiglare WS Display

the 256gb is 400 bucks extra... with the applecare already, i dont think i have that much money available on this laptop... and yet mines not yet shipped...
post #7 of 18
I ordered an ordinary 13" MBP on Monday (21st) about the middle of the day and was upgraded to the new model.

FedEx advises that the computer was shipped from Shanghai about 8 PM on Friday the 25th (Thursday the 24th for me; left Anchorage at 4 PM on the 25th, and arrived in Newark about 2 AM today (Saturday, 26th). No word on when or if it has left Newark yet and to where.
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by bbowen View Post

I ordered the 15" 2.2Ghz with Hi res screen shortly after the store went back up on Thursday. I'm in the Prepared to Ship status. I paid the $18 bucks for faster delivery.

This is my first Mac. I'm going crazy with the waiting.

Welcome to the forum. Enjoy the purchase! And good choice of you to upgrade to the hi res screen; you're gonna love that.
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post #9 of 18
Lucky bastards
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Here we go Guys, my new diamond has been shipped



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post #11 of 18
I'm in the prepared for shipment phase now so if they get it shipped out today (which if it's in China, it would be Monday there soon so it's possible) then it would arrive by Wednesday of this week. Not a bad turn around at all.

Too bad they tempted me with that HD screen though. I could have gone to the Apple store and had one on launch day if not for that haha.
post #12 of 18
Here's my current tracking data:

Feb 28, 2011 4:51 AM In transit SHANGHAI CN
Feb 28, 2011 12:13 AM In transitSHANGHAI CN
Feb 26, 2011 10:16 PM Shipment information sent to FedEx
Feb 27, 2011 11:10 AM Picked up SHANGHAI CN

I can't find any Fedex flights out of Shanghai for the 27th or 28th bound for Anchorage or Memphis. I hope my MBP doesn't sit in China another day!
post #13 of 18
Mine shipped out yesterday and should be here Wednesday. Just in time for me to check out all the iPad news!
post #14 of 18
I ordered MacBook Pro 15" within 20 minutes of Apple Updated Store. Apple guaranteed to deliver on March 2 by 10:30AM. I can't wait two more days!


post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by energy88 View Post

I ordered an ordinary 13" MBP on Monday (21st) about the middle of the day and was upgraded to the new model.

FedEx advises that the computer was shipped from Shanghai about 8 PM on Friday the 25th (Thursday the 24th for me; left Anchorage at 4 PM on the 25th, and arrived in Newark about 2 AM today (Saturday, 26th). No word on when or if it has left Newark yet and to where.

It got here today (Monday 28th) at the end of the day. Can't wait to get it registered.

BTW- it took from about 8 PM Saturday to 5 AM this morning for it to get from Newark to eastern Virginia- about the same amount of time from Shanghai to Newark. Guess weekends slow things down.
post #16 of 18
I ordered mine (Custom Order) use Thailand Store on March 4, the conformation email said my MBP will ship out on March 24. But today (March 6) my order status now changed to "Prepared for shipment". Is it mean my MBP will ship faster than schedule?
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Originally Posted by Kanit View Post

I ordered mine (Custom Order) use Thailand Store on March 4, the conformation email said my MBP will ship out on March 24. But today (March 6) my order status now changed to "Prepared for shipment". Is it mean my MBP will ship faster than schedule?

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post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by Bageljoey View Post

yes!

Thanks!, that must be very good news for today. :-)

Update:
They shipped my MBP out on March 7, 17 days faster than first schedule!. I can't hardly wait to join the world of Apple computer user, after used PC since 1988.
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