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. @ flappo

    I can barely hear you over your Queen records. How is the redecorating coming? Did you get your terrier groomed today? I hear Cats is coming to town.

    Come on. Only ‘friends of Dorothy’ hate women that much.

  2. Nobody is forced to buy the MB Air!

    Neither MB or the MB Pro won’t go away therefore.

    So if some people like the MB Air, please let them decide that on their own. Not everyone with a different usage profile or opimion is stupid.

    So please stop missusing this site to demonstrate your “my opinion is the only one that counts” stupidness.

    Or in others words:
    It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

  3. Just because they’re selling out of the MacBook Air doesn’t mean that it’s a hot product. They probably made SIGNIFICANTLY LESS MacBook Airs than any other MacBooks, so selling out of a few of them at each store isn’t such a big feat. In my field discussions with dozens of consumers & business owners, most people don’t want the MacBook Air — they much prefer purchasing the MacBook or the MacBook Pro.

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