It’s July 15 in New Zealand and Australia, which means the launch day of the M2 MacBook Air has officially begun. Customers in New Zealand and Australia are always the first to get new devices due to time zone differences.
Customers who ordered the M2 MacBook Air last week are starting to receive their new machines and will soon share their experiences with the new design and the M2 chip on the MacRumors forums, Twitter and other social networks.
Because New Zealand has no Apple retail locations, customers in Australia will be the first to pick up an M2 MacBook Air from an Apple Store. The available MacBook Air stock in Australia gives us an idea of what to expect from other stores around the world. Apple probably has stock machines available, but custom configurations must be ordered online.
Delivery deadlines for the M2 MacBook Air expired just after the machine was launched, suggesting there is a shortage. M2 MacBook Air models ordered online will not ship until mid-late August due to delivery restrictions.
After New Zealand and Australia, sales of the “MacBook Air” will begin in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and then North America.
Prices of the M2 MacBook Air start at $1,199 in the United States. The updated M2 chip has a faster 8-core CPU and up to a 10-core GPU, and the case has been redesigned. It includes a larger 13.6-inch screen, a MacBook Pro-esque chassis with no tapered parts, MagSafe charging, and new colors like Midnight Blue and Starlight.
Will you get a new M2 MacBook Air today? Let us know in the comments.