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MacBook Pro with Retina Display ships in '2-3 weeks'

It's not clear if the device has been delayed or if sales are so strong that Apple is now looking to build more units.

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Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina Display stole the show at yesterday's Worldwide Developers Conference. But the contention by Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, that the computer would ship immediately doesn't seem to be the case at the moment.

Customers heading over to Apple's Web site today will find that the MacBook Pro with Retina Display is listed as shipping in two to three weeks. During his presentation at WWDC yesterday, Schiller told those in attendance that the computer would start shipping yesterday.

It's not immediately clear if the delay is due to miscommunication, a shipping snag, or simply that the first batch has sold out. In previous Apple launches, the company has promised a particular shipping time, only to find that the first group of units sell out, forcing it to modify the timetable for future orders.

Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina Display delivers 5.1 million pixels packed into the 15.4-inch screen. The $2,199 model offers a 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and 8GB of memory. That version has 256GB of flash storage. The $2,799 version of the notebook bumps the processor to the 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, and includes 512GB of flash storage. Both models are said to offer seven hours of battery life.

CNET has contacted Apple for comment on the shipment time. We will update this story when we have more information.

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