M2 Powered MacBook Air Shipments Now Delayed Until Early-August For Most Configurations

If you have been putting off buying the M2 Powered MacBook Air, it looks like you’ve missed your opportunity to get one in July. While shipments will being on July 15th to those who have already pre-ordered, if you haven’t yet, you are looking at an early-to-mid-August shipment date. This speaks both to the limited amount of the devices available as well as demand for the newly redesigned Air.

According to the Apple Store site, shipments of the new MacBook Air are now set to happen between August 11-18th. That is bang-on a full month after the release of the new notebook on Friday. The only exception to this appears to the models in Space Grey. That, according to the site, will ship as early as July 28th.

MacBook Air M2 Shipment Times as of July 13, 2022
MacBook Air M2 Shipment Times as of July 13, 2022

Demand will likely remain high for some time which could lead to continuing or longer delays. As with everything in 2022 – including Apple – supply chain challenges can also impact shipment dates.

The M2 chip starts the next generation of Apple silicon for the Mac, taking the breakthrough performance, power efficiency, and capabilities of M1 even further. From multitasking to creating captivating images, MacBook Air with M2 is everything users could want in the world’s best-selling notebook.

  • MacBook Air with M2 features a more powerful 8-core CPU and up to 10-core GPU, so users can get more done faster.
  • With 100GB/s of unified memory bandwidth and support for up to 24GB of fast unified memory, it can handle even larger and more complex workloads.
  • M2 also adds a next-generation media engine with a powerful ProRes video engine for hardware-accelerated encode and decode, so MacBook Air with M2 can play back more streams of 4K and 8K video than before.
  • With M2, intensive workloads like editing complex timelines in Final Cut Pro are nearly 40 percent faster than the previous generation,2 and up to 15x faster for customers who haven’t upgraded to Apple silicon.3
  • Applying filters and effects in apps like Adobe Photoshop is up to 20 percent faster than before,2 and up to 5x faster for customers who haven’t yet upgraded to Apple silicon.3
  • And even with a larger display and increased performance, MacBook Air delivers the same great all-day battery life as before, with up to 18 hours of video playback.

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