Much to the consternation of would-be buyers, Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) MacBook Pro with Retina Display is totally sold out in thecCity of New York, just three days after the new laptop was announced at the company's World Wide Developer's Conference 2012.
In search of a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, we contacted all five Apple stores in the city, and all of them were sold out of the new laptops. Moreover, they did not know when they would be getting new laptops delivered, though most expect to have them within a couple of days. The new MacBook Pro with Retina Display starts at a staggering $2,199, a price which apparently has not discouraged New Yorkers.
There also appears to be shortage of the laptops available through Apple's website as both versions of the MacBook Pro with Retina Display have a notice saying they will not ship for three to 4 weeks.
The new MacBook Pro has already received substantial critical acclaim, despite its hefty price tag, and buyers seem to have gone after it as quickly as they could. However, as indicated by the fact that the stores expect new laptops in a matter of days, as opposed to weeks for online availability, Apple appears to be focusing its inventory on brick-and-motor stores.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) shares closed down 63 cents at $571.53 Thursday.
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