With notebooks in relatively short supply, nearly a month after launch, demand for the new M2 MacBook Air remains high. According to Apple’s online store, for the baseline configuration only, customers are facing a three-week wait.
in the United States, apple lists As of the MacBook Air shipping in two to three weeks for the baseline model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. Other configurations with different storage and memory options are listed with a shipping estimate of one to two weeks.
The delay is untimely, as Apple is currently running back-to-school promotions for students preparing for classes this fall. The new MacBook Air could be an attractive buy for students due to its lightweight and slim design and performance enabled by the battery life and M2 chip’.
Apple has been facing supply chain constraints in recent months, but the situation appears to be easing. Aside from the long wait for the new MacBook Air, most other Macs in Apple’s lineup are readily available for shipping without any weeks of delay.
Two exceptions are the highest-end Mac Studio and the 24-inch iMac with the M1 chip. According to Apple’s store, the Mac Studio is listed with shipping estimates of a month or longer, and customers looking for an iMac face a delay of three to four weeks.
In the third quarter of the year, Apple’s Mac business was severely disrupted. Apple CEO Tim Cook said Mac supplies were so low for the quarter that it was difficult to gauge actual demand for Apple’s latest computers:
In terms of testing demand, you can’t really test demand unless you have supply. We were so far from that last quarter that we have an estimate of what we believe demand was, but that’s an estimate. We believe how the industry is doing, we think we’ve got a great story with Mac, putting out M1 and now rolling out M2, we have a pretty strong offering for the back to school season And we’ll see how we do this quarter. We will report back in October.
Mack’s revenue for the third quarter of 2022 declined to $7.3 billion from $8.2 billion in the year-ago quarter.