Friday is the official launch day of Apple’s new M2-powered MacBook Air, and as customers who pre-ordered begin receiving their purchases, Apple has also started selling the new notebook in-store.
Customers across Europe and Asia and other regions can now place an order on Apple’s website or Apple Store app and arrange for in-store pickup at a local retail store.
A quick check of the UK Apple online store shows that most stores in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have stock available to customers today, although there are exceptions.
For example, the midnight-colored 8-core GPU model with 256GB of storage will not be available for pickup in Scottish Apple stores before 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 do not receive configuration stocks before Monday or Tuesday. In-store pickup in stores in the US and Canada is scheduled to be available later today.
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 improved 1080p camera, and the new ones 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 24 GB unified memory and up to 2 TB SSD. The previous “MacBook Air” with the M1 chip remains available for $999.
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