The Mac Pro went on sale at the tail-end of 2013, but its ship date quickly fell to early March or late February — two whole months into the new year. That two-month wait time seems to be holding steady, as ship dates for all orders made today are now coming in as being available in April.
The reason for this wait time isn’t known. Some say it’s because Apple’s Austin-based manufacturing plant isn’t as efficient as its Asian counterparts. Others place the blame on Intel, as it provides the Xeon CPUs found in the Mac Pro. Those Xeon SKUs have been known to be in short supply. Others say it’s because of high demand from the professional market.