Apple’s Macbook Air sales soar

“Looking for a MacBook Air? It seems the lightweight ‘road warrior’ laptop has been flying off the shelves at a rate that Apple cannot keep up with,” Andrew Buck reports for Crain’s New York Business.

“According to interviews with New York-area Apple stores, the company’s new Air has been sold out every day since its inaugural flight January 29. Although Apple has increased store orders, it cannot keep up with demand. Apple’s online store at Apple.com is quoting a five to seven business days before the hot product becomes available,” Buck reports.

“New York isn’t the only city that is out of Air. Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Boston have been having problems keeping up with demand,” Buck reports.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Citymark” for the heads up.]

MacDailyNews Take: We’re not sure if this article is backed by any new research or if it’s simply lifted without atribution from Ken Fisher’s report for Ars Technica yesterday. If we had to bet, we’d go with the latter.

43 Comments

  1. The Apple Store at Chestnut Hills had three MBAs – disk versions – on display but not a single Time Capsule. The way they were being ogled – and eminently ogleable they are – by several young folk. Collage age … “young” is relative. One was commenting that she’d just bought a MacBook. I mentioned that As A Computer, the MacBook is a better choice … while the MBA wins as an Ultra-light. She did not seem consoled.
    Dave

  2. It’s nice to have a product that is in demand, but this is not good news for Apple. They are now on the hot seat to deliver and they must deliver fast! Look at the Wii, over a year later they still cannot meet the demands. This puts Nintendo as a company in a poor light with consumers.

    Its one thing to have a great idea its another thing to meet the demands. One thing good about Apple, they have learned this lesson in the past and they are good at making adjustments. I hope they can do this with the Air.

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