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MacBook Pro with Retina display to begin shipping faster

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by Angela Moscaritolo, 16 Jul 2012News
MacBook Pro with Retina display to begin shipping faster

Those who are in the market for one of Apple's next-generation MacBook Pros with a Retina display are still going to have to wait a few weeks, but shipping times are improving.

The US online Apple Store currently lists ship times for the high-resolution laptop in the two-to-three week range. But this is an improvement over the month-long shipping delay many customers have been forced to endure since the introduction of the laptop last month.

MacRumors first reported the development, noting that shipping times have now improved in the US and Canada, as well as some Asia-Pacific markets and many parts of Europe.

Days after taking the wraps off its £1,799 laptop back in June, Apple ran out of supplies. At the time, Cupertino's online store listed the two models with a Retina display with an estimated waiting time of three to four weeks before arrival. Meanwhile, the rest of the MacBook Pro line-up has been listed as in stock.

Some have said they are still waiting for the coveted laptop. Tapbots has released an early version of its Tweetbot Twitter app for the Mac, noting that the Twitter client "for the most part," supports the new MacBook Pro's Retina display.

"However some of us are still waiting for our Retina MacBook Pros so until then, there are a few glitches here and there," the company wrote in blog post Wednesday.

The MacBook Pro with Retina display starts at £1,799 for the 2.3GHz quad-core i7 with 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of flash storage. You can also get 2.6GHz quad-core i7 model with 512GB of flash storage for £2,299.

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