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Retina MacBook Pro orders delayed for some business users

Several enterprises customers tell MacRumors that their orders of Apple's new high-resolution laptops have been delayed by as much as a month.

Apple's new Retina MacBook Pro seems to be in short supply.
Apple's new Retina MacBook Pro seems to be in short supply.

Business customers ordering a new Retina MacBook Pro could face a hefty wait time.

Several recent buyers ordering the new notebook through Apple's enterprise channel revealed an increased delay to MacRumors. E-mails sent to customers from Apple stated that due to an unexpected delay, the MacBook Pro will not be shipping by the date they were quoted.

One e-mail published by MacRumors pointed to a new shipping date on or before July 25, as great as a month from the initial order. That contrasts with the original projected wait time of 7-10 business days.

No reason for the delay was revealed in Apple's e-mails. MacRumors noted that all the customers who reported the increased wait time customized the MacBook Pro with a 768GB solid-state drive but stuck with the 2.6 GHz processor standard on the higher-end model.

But the delay isn't just affecting business users.

Trying to order the Retina MacBook Pro through the online Apple Store revealed a wait time of 3-4 weeks no matter which model or configuration I chose.

That's a bump up from the 2-3 week wait time that quickly surfaced shortly after the notebook debuted a little more than two weeks ago. The non-Retina MacBook Pros and the MacBook Air are shown as in stock with no wait time, suggesting a possible supply shortage coupled with high demand for the high-resolution Retina model.

CNET contacted Apple for comment and will update the story if we get more information.

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