Many European Mac Pro orders are seeing longer-than-usual delivery dates, possibly due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Last week it was reported the many custom iMac, iMac Pro, and MacBook Pro orders were also facing longer-than-usual delivery dates.
MacRumors reports that while the Mac Pro is assembled in the United States for U.S. orders, European orders are assembled in China. Stock Mac Pro models with no customization are showing delivery estimates of March 12.
Although the Mac Pro destined for U.S. buyers is assembled in Texas, stock orders currently show a February 25-27 delivery estimate in the U.S. However, some Mac Pro components are manufactured in China.
The delays could be related to the Wuhan Coronavirus situation in China, which has forced numerous Apple suppliers to temporarily shut down production. Although some factories are beginning to gear back up, initial production is reportedly limited.
The World Health Organization reports 42,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus worldwide, with over 1,000 deaths, primarily in China. Those numbers continue to grow daily. For more information about the virus, visit the WHO website.