I was excited yesterday to report that Apple had speed-bumped the MacBook Pro notebooks to 1.83 and 2.0GHz but disappointed that they also moved my ship date back almost two weeks as a result. Did Apple just throw us a bone?
I ordered my MacBook Pro 1.83GHz on the day of announcement (January 10th) minutes after the Apple online store opened (11:02 AM PST to be exact). Apple's order status Web site said that my MBP would ship today (March 15) and be delivered by March 23.
Last night I received the following email from Apple:
We have upgraded your MacBook Pro from a 1.83GHz processor to a 2.0GHz processor at no additional cost! We anticipate shipping your upgraded order by February 28, 2006.
How can Apple on one hand brag that "The $2,499 model now includes a 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor... and will begin shipping this week."
Then tell me in an email that my MBP will ship in two weeks? I ordered it in the first minutes of the first day!
So my question to you, fair reader, is this: did Apple know that the MacBook Pro orders were going to be delayed and throw us a bone (in the way of a few megahertz) as hush money? What order and delivery dates are you being quoted?
Luckily the 2.16GHz MacBook Pro I ordered yesterday has a ship date of February 17 and a delivery date February 23. Maybe one of my MacBook Pros will actually arrive in February?