With frustration levels mounting among many expectant customers YongNuo have finally provided an update, and a rough estimate of October 2014 availability for the much anticipated YN-600EX-RT flash unit.
YongNuo (until now) have not actually previously provided any estimate or indication of when the flash unit could be expected.
Quote – YongNuo Facebook –
Since the announced plan of our YN600EX-RT flash have been brought out unofficially in many websites and forums. A lot photographic fans keep concerning the trend of the unit. However, the unit has been in unexpected longer testing phase towards more reliable and better performance. The release date could not be confirmed.
According to the latest news from the R&D department, the YN600EX-RT will be estimate released in ABOUT October, 2014 if in smooth progress. We hope it will perform well and worth being waited.
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October may even be quite a rough estimate though, as many manufacturers aim their major product releases for the Photokina trade show, which will be held in September this year. So its no surprise to hear a date of around October mentioned.
As we have seen a number of times previously though, an announcement at Photokina does not necessarily indicate when a product will actually be available.
At least there has been some insight provided now, and we can stop holding our breaths. For few months at least.