Apple store.... screwy ship dates?

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
I was just poking around the apple online store, and it looks like a lot of the products have screwy ship dates. iBook 12"... 7-10 weeks?? is stock this low? new models coming? messed up webpage?? previously mentioned have been the iPod and the iMac...



The 14" iBook still shows 5-7 days... weird <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 20
    This is odd. Let's hope for movement in the lines.



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  • Reply 2 of 20
    Things are definitely weird.



    22" Cinema was 5-7 days for a while now, now it's 3-5.

    Top-o-the-line PowerMac used to be 1-2 days, now it's also 3-5.



    Powerbooks are all (yes, that includes the 15) 30 days.



    Both iPods are 1-2 days, tho.



    Alex
  • Reply 3 of 20
    Oooh, here's were it gets good. (for me anyway, since I'm in the market for an updated Xserve. )



    Both Xserves show 30 days. I don't know what it was before, but they had to have had some in stock.



    Alex
  • Reply 4 of 20
    algolalgol Posts: 833member
    Maybe they are not making the old Powermacs, Xserves, etc for the time being as to thin out the warehouse stores. Maybe we will see the 970 sooner than we thought... One can only hope!
  • Reply 5 of 20
    sc_marktsc_markt Posts: 1,393member
    Just checked the ship dates and they have been extended. Maybe this Tuesday the powermacs will come with 0.18u PPC 970's running at 1.2, 1.4, and 1.6GHz speeds.
  • Reply 6 of 20
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    I think it's just a screw up.



    Look at what the site says when you try to order a 15" PowerBook. It says: "Shipping in 1-3 days"



    Then you get to the end and it 'quotes' a 30 day wait time? This looks like a faulty site rather than signs of new hardware.
  • Reply 7 of 20
    Go to <a href="http://www.macconnection.com."; target="_blank">www.macconnection.com</a>. Click on Notebooks in the left navigation bar. It will bring up a new page. Click the top link, "Notebooks." Scroll down and tell me what you see under $1499. Then scroll down to the bottom, and link the next price range. Tell me what you see at $2999. What does it mean?



    [ 01-26-2003: Message edited by: DHagan4755 ]</p>
  • Reply 8 of 20
    rickagrickag Posts: 1,626member
    DHagan4755

    Do you know any one @ MIT?

    Does any one know any one @ MIT?

    that can illuminate this product on macconnection.com
  • Reply 8 of 20
    For what its worth.. i called apple thismorning, and said i was interested in buying an iBook, but was holding off because i saw that the shipping times were so far off. The guy checked the ship dates, and told me that it wasn't a screwed up page, and that was the date... There's always the possibility that he is just a trained monkey who knows how to check the webpage as well, and takes what it says as the gospel truth... which is probably the case. i know that he knows nothing of hew hardware etc, but i just thought it would be a way of finding out whether or not the page was messed up.

    I'm only curious because my sister just ordered a 800 mhz 12" ibook yesterday. The order probably won't actually be PLACED until monday (from our reseller)... so, if new gear is coming, i can cancel that order tomorrow.

    What do you guys think? Cancel it and wait and see what happens on the 28th? <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
  • Reply 10 of 20
    jaredjared Posts: 639member
    You guys are paranoid! Why would Apple announce the PowerBook 12" model with one processor and then before it starts shipping in bulk to customers, or even the Apple Store (not to mention other retailers) come out with a new model with a faster chip? This is why Apple's sales hurt...



    "lets wait just a few more days" "shucks it has been a few days and nothing...but wait there is a rumor about next month...I better wait"



    If the machine you want today does what you need it to do, order it now! I bought a PowerBook 800 and not even three months later the new 1GHz model comes out, was I pissed? A little but guess what? That is how it works, I am still very happy with this machine.
  • Reply 11 of 20
    iBook.



    Standard logic applies. If you need it now, buy it now. If it doesn't really matter when you get it, it's most advantageous to buy at the beginning of the cycle, or at the end of the cycle if you get discounts and aren't so concerned with specs. Somewhere in the middle, make a judgement based on how long you can wait, how much of an advantage having a new machine a few weeks earlier will be, and when you think something new is coming out.



    Alex



    [ 01-26-2003: Message edited by: Alexander ]</p>
  • Reply 12 of 20
    xypexype Posts: 672member
    [quote]Originally posted by Fran441:

    <strong>This looks like a faulty site rather than signs of new hardware.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Damn, those realistic people just _always_ spoil it...
  • Reply 13 of 20
    hotboxdhotboxd Posts: 125member
    It seems that the ship dates at the Apple Store have been screwy for quite a while now. Different products will fluctuate wildly regardless of where they are in the product cycle. I think that this may be a new idea from Apple to control rumors; by constantly changing the supposed shipping dates of their products they can keep people from jumping up and down when an older product suddenly gets a 15 day shipping time. I guess they're trying to cut down on people putting off purchases because they see that an older product shows signs of imminent replacement.
  • Reply 14 of 20
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    PowerBook Central has posted an image with all of the 'updated ship times':



  • Reply 15 of 20
    jante99jante99 Posts: 539member
    [quote]Originally posted by hotboxd:

    <strong>It seems that the ship dates at the Apple Store have been screwy for quite a while now. Different products will fluctuate wildly regardless of where they are in the product cycle. I think that this may be a new idea from Apple to control rumors; by constantly changing the supposed shipping dates of their products they can keep people from jumping up and down when an older product suddenly gets a 15 day shipping time. I guess they're trying to cut down on people putting off purchases because they see that an older product shows signs of imminent replacement.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    The problem with this theory is that if people want to buy an iMac and it is listed as 3-4 weeks, no one is going to buy the iMac. Plus it is probably against some laws to display incorrect ship dates in hope of driving up demand.
  • Reply 16 of 20
    [quote]The problem with this theory is that if people want to buy an iMac and it is listed as 3-4 weeks, no one is going to buy the iMac. Plus it is probably against some laws to display incorrect ship dates in hope of driving up demand.<hr></blockquote>

    Yeah thats what I thought too, but I don't see any other explanation as to why shipping dates have been fluctuating so wildly over the last month or so.
  • Reply 17 of 20
    wacwac Posts: 2member
    [quote]Originally posted by rickag:

    <strong>DHagan4755

    Do you know any one @ MIT?

    Does any one know any one @ MIT?

    that can illuminate this product on macconnection.com</strong><hr></blockquote>



    If you go to the productdetail.asp page for the MITOnly item you'll notice that it is 10 Lbs and has a Mfgr Part Number of M8793LL/A, which coincidentally happens to be the part number of the new 17" PowerBook. No vast conspiracy here. Sorry.



    -- wac
  • Reply 18 of 20
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    I just posted this in another thread... really have to poke my head in this forum more often...



    I just called Apple about the 7-10 week ship time on the 12.1" iBook 800, and was told that there are mistakes with the shipping times on several products right now. It is still at 1-3 days for that model, anyway. She confirmed with me that if I ordered one right now with her it would ship within 3 days.



    I also got 1-3 days for a 12.1" PowerBook, which is of course wrong...



    Maybe Apple is purposely buggering ship times up on everything right now so we won't be saying "iMACS ARE 5-7 DAYS NOW OMFG THAT MEANS NEW iMACS!!!!11"



    [ 01-27-2003: Message edited by: murbot ]</p>
  • Reply 19 of 20
    They definitely have some out-of-sync pages. I just ordered lapzilla this morning and my order said "Est Ship: 1-3 days". I knew it couldn't be right so I called Apple and they confirmed that the 17"-ers are still about a 7-10 week est shipping time.



    Or course, while I was on the phone waiting for the Apple operator to answer, I was seriously hoping that the 1-3 days was right!!! I can dream can't I?
  • Reply 20 of 20
    The iBooks have been fixed as far as i can see. I just checked for the 12" and it says "same day". sorry about the false alarm folks





    now if only my 12" Powerbook would ship ...
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