As Ricky Ricardo of I Love Lucy fame might say, Apple has some splainin’ to do.
After they initially announced that the redesigned Mac Pro desktop computer would be shipping starting on December 30, the ship date for the Mac Pro was suddenly pushed back to February, according to the Mac Pro page on Apple’s official site. This will no doubt tick off consumers who were eagerly awaiting the mysterious-looking desktop’s late December ship date. An exact February ship date hasn’t been revealed yet either.
This Mac Pro delay is akin to the delay suffered by Apple and its iMac all in one desktop back in 2012. Apple CEO Tim Cook later regretted the decisions that led to the 2012 iMac’s delays. Here’s what he said about the incident during a January 2013 conference call.
“If we could run it over frankly, I would have announced the iMac after the turn of the year, because we felt our customers had to wait too long for that specific product.”
Unfortunately for Apple, it appears as if CEO Tim Cook and the firm overall have learned from their mistakes. Considering that the revamped Mac Pro does not come cheap, with its entry-level model carrying a hefty $2,999 price tag, it’ll be interesting to see whether this turns people who were considering whether they should drop at least 3K on Apple’s newest desktop away for good.
For what it’s worth, one of the most common complaints about the new Mac Pro we’ve seen in the Digital Trends’ comments sections was the price. This delay certainly won’t help matters. Sound off in the comments below.