Friday is the official launch day of Apple’s new M2-powered MacBook Air, and as pre-order customers begin to receive their purchases, Apple has also started in-store sales for the new notebook.
Customers across Europe, Asia and other regions can now place an order on Apple’s website or the Apple Store app and arrange an in-store pickup at a local retailer.
A quick check of the Apple online store in the UK suggests that most stores in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland today have stock for customers, although there are exceptions.
For example, the 8-core GPU model in Midnight color with 256 GB of storage will not be available for pick-up in Scottish Apple stores until Tuesday, August 16, indicating a similar wait time for online orders.
Similar delays for basic configurations are reflected in certain stores in other European countries, while Australian stores do not receive stock for configurations until Monday or Tuesday. In-store pickup from stores in the US and Canada will be available later today.
Key features of the new “MacBook Air” include Apple’s latest M2 chip, a new design with flatter bezels, a slightly larger 13.6-inch screen with a notch, MagSafe charging, an improved 1080p camera and new Starlight and Midnight color options in addition to Silver and Space. Gray.
The notebook also features two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack with support for high impedance headphones.
Prices for the new “MacBook Air” start at $1,199. The notebook is available with up to 24 GB of integrated memory and an SSD up to 2 TB. The previous MacBook Air with the M1 chip remains available for $999.