Update: As of Thursday, July 18th, B&H Photo is reflecting immediate availability of the 2.3GHz 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display for $2,199.00 and MacMall is also showing immediate availability of that model for $2,118.48, as well as the 2.6GHz 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display for $2,700.48 (after applying AppleInsider coupon code "APPINSDRMWB33903"). Apple continues to list lead-times of 2-3 weeks for all MacBook Pro with Retina display orders and none of the the company's other authorized resellers are reflecting stock of either model.
MacBook Pro with Retina in stock
AppleInsider sponsor MacMall says its has immediate availability of Apple's new 2.6GHz 15" MacBook Pro with Retina display, which it's offering to AppleInsider readers for $2,700.48 when you click through the links in this article or those in our Mac Price Guide and then manually apply the 3% Promo code: APPINSDRMWB33196.
The same Promo code works on all of the reseller's other MacBook offerings by following the same procedure. In addition to the high-end MacBook Pro with Retina display -- which MacMall expects to sell through quickly -- the reseller is also reflecting immediate availability of the new 11-inch MacBook Airs (1, 2) and all of the new 13- and 15-in MacBook Pros (1, 2, 3, 4) without Retina display.
Each Mac purchase from MacMall also comes with free FedEx shipping and the option for a free copy of Parallels Desktop 7 after a rebate. The reseller's prices compared to Apple and other resellers can be seen every day in the Mac Price Guide, an excerpt of which is below:
Save 50% on AppleCare with new MacBooks
Separately, Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo is offering additional savings to readers who are looking to purchase Apple's 3-year AppleCare extended warranties alongside their new Mac, which normally retail for between $249 and $349.
When purchased alongside a new Mac (instructions below), B&H is selling those same AppleCare plans for $95 and $122, respectively -- a savings of more than 50%. The deals offer savings of up to $200 on new MacBook Airs with AppleCare and $237 on new MacBook Pros with AppleCare.
Please Note: in order to receive these discounted AppleCare prices, select your Mac of choice from the chart below and then add it to your B&H shopping cart. Then, from within the shopping cart, select the "Save 50% on Apple Care Protection Plan" link on the lower-right hand side, below the Mac price in red. (Do not use the checkbox on the left that reads "Add an AppleCare Protection Plan starting?"
You should then be able to select the AppleCare item at the further reduced cost:
And then apply it to your order by selecting Add All To Cart.
Similarly, B&H is also allowing customers to add either a free copy of Parallel's Desktop 7 or FileMaker Bento 4 to their order from the same panel. Shipping on all Mac orders from B&H is also free.
The price guide below compares B&H's price for each of Apple's new MacBook models with 3-years of AppleCare to Apple's pricing for the same bundle, as well as MacMall's:
|1.70GHz 11" MacBook Air 64GB + 3-Year AppleCare||$1,248.00||$1,213.18*||$1,084.95||$163.05|
|1.70GHz 11" MacBook Air 128GB + 3-Year AppleCare||$1,348.00||$1,310.18*||$1,184.95||$163.05|
|1.80GHz 13" MacBook Air 128GB + 3-Year AppleCare||$1,448.00||$1,402.33*||$1,284.00||$200.00|
|1.80GHz 13" MacBook Air 256GB + 3-Year AppleCare||$1,748.00||$1,693.33*||$1,589.00||$159.00|
|2.5GHz dual 13" MacBook Pro + 3-Year AppleCare||$1,448.00||$1,407.18*||$1,284.00||$164.00|
|2.9GHz dual 13" MacBook Pro + 3-Year AppleCare||$1,748.00||$1,698.18*||$1,584.00||$164.00|
|2.3GHz quad 15" MacBook Pro + 3-Year AppleCare||$2,148.00||$2,084.33*||$1,911.00||$237.00|
|2.6GHz quad 15" MacBook Pro + 3-Year AppleCare||$2,548.00||$2,472.33*||$2,311.00||$237.00|
MacBook Pro with Retina display
|2.3GHz quad 15" MacBook Pro + 3-Year AppleCare||$2,548.00||$2,467.48*||$2,321.00||$227.00|
|2.6GHz quad 15" MacBook Pro + 3-Year AppleCare||$3,148.00||$3,049.48*||$2,921.00||$227.00|
Deeper discounts are also listed for most of Apple's 2011 MacBook models in the Previous Generation Mac Price Guide. Supplies on these models are limited.