Apple has quietly updated its shipping estimates for Mac Pro models across Europe, advising prospective customers that standard uncustomized machines in some countries won’t ship until March 10.
Whilst the reason for the extended shipping estimates is unknown, it is likely the global coronavirus outbreak is causing suppliers to fall behind schedule with production.
Unlike orders for Mac Pro models placed in the U.S. which are assembled at Apple’s plant in Texas, all other orders are produced in China. In an attempt to reduce the spread of the deadly virus, many Apple suppliers have been forced to close their facilities in the country, with any operational plants struggling to resume normal production due to component suppliers and third-party vendors being forced to close and cease works.
As noted by MacRumors, despite producing models in Texas, U.S. customers don’t appear to be exempt from the shipping delays. Some models are showing delivery estimates of February 24-26, likely due a shortage of parts from China.