Apple’s radical redesign of its top of the line professional machine was first revealed at last year’s WWDC, but it didn’t actually launch for public consumption until December 2013. Since then, eager would-be purchasers have had to practise the art of patience in a major way, due to extended delays in shipping estimates. For a goodly while, buyers had to wait for over a month for their online purchase of the machine to be finalised.
By April 2014, that had dipped to below a month for the first time since the Mac Pro became available.
But now it appears that supply has finally caught up with demand. AllMacLong (a Portuguese Apple blog) was among the first to spot the change on the Apple Store, with buyers now advised that shipping times have shrunk right down to less than a week.
Three to five days is the current scheduling, although customised systems will still take longer, with a two- to three-week shipping time advised.
But even with this contracted shipping time, Apple is still facing enough supply issues to affect its in-store experience. “In January, Apple said it didn’t expect to have Mac Pros available to buy from brick-and-mortar stores until at least March,” writes AppleInsider, adding, “in-store models are still non-existent.”