MacBook Pro speed-bumps delayed

Summary: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?

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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?

Topics: Apple

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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