The high demand of the new M2 MacBook Air, might be causing a supply constraints for Apple. At the time of writing, the estimated delivery date of the 13-inch MacBook Air has increase to over three weeks.
In addition to introducing the advanced M2 Apple Silicon in the new 13-inch MacBook Air, Apple also redesigned the computer. It features a new flat design language without wedges, Liquid Retina display, 1080p front camera, four-speaker sound system, MagSafe charging support, up to 18 hours of battery life and more.
The computer lightweight and high performance has made is a popular choice amongst the consumers, especially students.
Delivery dates of M2 MacBook Air slip into first week of September
If you order the M2 MacBook Air today from Apple.com, you will get the following estimated delivery time:
- 8GB, 16GB and 246GB models with 512 SSD storage the estimated delivery time is from August 29 to September 5 and pick up date in September 6.
- 8GB, 16GB and 246GB models with 1TB SSD or 2TB SSD storage the estimated delivery time is from August 30 to September 5 and pick up date in September 6.
Tech companies like are Apple facing macroeconomic issues due to inflation which impact consumers’ buying trends, along with supply constraints due to global chip shortage. And the long delivery dates indicate that supply constraints have not eased for the tech giant yet.
In Q3, 2022 Mac sales declined from $8.2 billion in Q3, 2021 to $7.4 billion Y-o-Y. And at the earning call, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the supply was too low for them to measure Macs demand in the quarter but hoped for better performance in the next quarter.
In terms of testing the demand, you can’t really test demand unless you have the supply. We were so far from that last quarter that we have an estimate of what we believe demand was, but it is an estimate. We recognize how the industry is doing, we think that we’ve got a great story with the Mac, getting M1 out and now M2 out, we have a very strong offering for the back to school season and we’ll see how we do this quarter. We’ll report back in October.
Apple reported record revenue of $83.2 billion in Q3, 2022 in spite of supply constraints.
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