The MacBook Air can be hard to find in stock right now, but if you find yourself in dire need of a new device, there are ways to get it right now.
As the summer hits hard, demand for Apple’s new MacBook Air is still high, and the company is struggling to keep the devices in stock for immediate shipping.
Currently, those looking to buy the new MacBook Air are seeing shipping times delayed to late August and early September. It’s unclear when these issues will subside, given the ongoing issues with the supply chain. Shipment times can take weeks or even months to improve.
If you can find the MacBook Air model you are looking for and you want your new computer to be in your hands as soon as possible, it is a good idea to order it immediately if you can.
Some MacBook Air models may not ship until late August or September, but if you’re persistent, you can find them for in-store pickup at Apple or another retailer.
While retailers have stock of MacBook Airs, it is difficult to determine how much inventory each store will have. Going to a store to buy one is a gamble.
If you’re having trouble finding your best pick in stock, you’ll want to keep track of MacBook Air stock at Apple and its retail partners to see if you can find what you’re looking for.
In this guide, we’ll help you find a new MacBook Air that’s in stock at Apple or your favorite retailer. You can try calling a store for information on on-hand inventory, but you may also want to order online, where you can see the estimated delivery date for the device.
How to Find MacBook Air in Stock
Fortunately, you can quickly check the stock of MacBook Air from your computer or phone.
The easiest way is to check the stock from Apple’s website or the company’s Apple Store app. The website and app allow you to check availability at the individual Apple Stores.
To do this, select the MacBook Air model you want to purchase and enter your local zip code. The site or app shows you the products that can be picked up from the store.
You’ll probably notice that most models are currently not available for in-store pickup. However, we expect new stocks to emerge in the coming weeks, so you’ll want to check daily if possible.
If you can’t secure the MacBook Air model you want at Apple and don’t want to wait weeks for delivery, you’ll want to check out various retailers.
Retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart can show you a much faster delivery date, though Apple’s delivery estimates are far away.
If you can’t find the model you are looking for and you are really desperate, you can have a look. Sellers like eBay for additional MacBook Air stock.
The new MacBook Air models are on sale on resale sites, but you’ll likely have to pay a premium if you want to skip the wait. You may also have to settle for a configuration that isn’t at the top of your shopping list.