“After a full month of being on the market, [Apple’s] MacBook Air is still a difficult commodity to obtain in some markets (not all), and Apple is still quoting a 5-7 business day minimum shipping time even for the most standard models ordered from its web site,” Ken Fisher reports for Ars Technica.
“Meanwhile, Amazon won’t be shipping orders until March 16 now, and many customers who run to a Best Buy thinking they’ll find one hiding out there will be surprised: there aren’t many to go around. One Best Buy source (not a retail floor worker) told me that Apple has kept them pretty thin on stock. Now I can see why,” Fisher reports.
“In and around Boston, the motto this weekend at Apple Stores was “no Air for you.’ Cambridgeside, North Shore, Burlington, even Natick were out of stock. An employee at the Burlington store told me that demand has been extremely high, admitting that some customers even ponied up for the far more expensive MacBook Air SSD because they stayed in stock longer,” Fisher reports.
“We heard reports from readers this weekend that the MacBook Air was also out of stock in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Doing some checking of our own, we learned these stores are getting daily refreshes of stock,” Fisher reports.
More in the full article, including how the the MacBook Air may be “a switcher device” and how “demand for the Air is increasing as people see it in person,” here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “MacVicta” for the heads up.]