I’ve noticed a little pattern recently:
- Apple uncharacteristically announces a product well ahead of when it will be available to consumers.
- They give a one-month window of availability. For the Retina iPad Mini, it was “November”; for the Mac Pro, it was “December”.
- About halfway through that month, chatter on Twitter and rumour blogs turns to talk of delays, for various reasons.
- A weekend passes.
- An announcement is made that the product will be available that day or the following day.
So, perhaps the lesson here is to be patient.