M2 MacBook Air Now Available for Same-Day Pickup at Apple Stores

Friday is the official launch day of Apple's new M2-powered MacBook Air, and as customers who pre-ordered begin to receive their purchases, Apple has also started in-store sales for the new notebook.

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Customers across the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and other regions can now place an order on Apple's website or in the Apple Store app and arrange for in-store pickup at a local retail location.

A quick spot check on the U.K. Apple online store suggests that most stores in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland have available stock for customers today, although there are exceptions.

For example, the 8-Core GPU model in Midnight color with 256GB of storage isn't available for in-store pickup in Scotland's Apple stores until Tuesday, August 16, reflecting a similar wait time for online orders.

Similar delays for base configurations are reflected in certain stores in other European countries, while Australian stores won't receive stock for any configurations until Monday or Tuesday.

Key features of the new ‌MacBook Air‌ include Apple's latest M2 chip, a new design with flatter edges, a slightly larger 13.6-inch display with a notch, MagSafe charging, an upgraded 1080p camera, and new Starlight and Midnight color options alongside Silver and Space Gray.

The notebook is also equipped with two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack with support for high-impedance headphones.

Pricing for the new ‌MacBook Air‌ starts at $1,199. The notebook is available with up to 24GB of unified memory and up to a 2TB SSD. The previous ‌MacBook Air‌ with the M1 chip remains available for $999.

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Top Rated Comments

CausticSoda Avatar
4 weeks ago

This picture makes the notch look ridiculous!
Well that’s because it is!
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kirky29 Avatar
4 weeks ago
This picture makes the notch look ridiculous!
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Robin Bonathan Avatar
4 weeks ago

MB Pro 14 inch is only 200 euro more expensive for the 16/512 configuration. Ridiculous.
yes, i ordered M2 air but cancelled that and went for MBP 14, better display, more ports, SD card etc etc
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dmylrea Avatar
4 weeks ago

Wow. Seriously, Apple. Maybe they think their customers aren’t into specs and just want the latest and greatest and will overlook this. If you aren’t getting the base MBA (for price), then the 14 Pro is definitely a better bargain.
Apple biggest mistakes is raising the price of the base model $200 over the M1, then having the balls to charge another $200 for a measly 8GB of RAM (worth about $15) and another $200 for an extra 256GB SSD (again, probably a $15 chip). Anyone who wonders why Apple's profits are so high only need to look at what they charge for upgrades from a (mostly unexciting) base model.
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willyx Avatar
4 weeks ago
MB Pro 14 inch is only 200 euro more expensive for the 16/512 configuration. Ridiculous.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Leon Ze Professional Avatar
4 weeks ago
The Apple event horizon is slowly trekking westwards across the face of the earth following the rays of the sun. Banishing the dark intel matter once and for all...
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