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aaron5566
Jun 26, 2012, 09:51 AM
So I'm planning to buy my first macbook, a Macbook Air with 8gb of ram. I'm wondering how long would it take for Apple to deliver on average. I'm in Malaysia btw. To the people who has ordered from Apple, how long does it take? Is the tracking system accurate? I'll be leaving the country in a few weeks and I would really want my new Macbook with me when I do.

Thanks, Aaron



DaDalle
Jun 26, 2012, 09:55 AM
So I'm planning to buy my first macbook, a Macbook Air with 8gb of ram. I'm wondering how long would it take for Apple to deliver on average. I'm in Malaysia btw. To the people who has ordered from Apple, how long does it take? Is the tracking system accurate? I'll be leaving the country in a few weeks and I would really want my new Macbook with me when I do.

Thanks, Aaron

Mine was ordered on June 19th and was delivered today (06/26). Was also a custom MBA.

It was shipped to Germany, Berlin

mattopotamus
Jun 26, 2012, 09:58 AM
If you order today, chances are you can still get it by friday. Also, if you ship to store people have said the date is much sooner. For example, it says available in store july 6th, but it will probably be there on friday.

JBST
Jun 26, 2012, 10:30 AM
mine was exactly 9 days, ordered on a sunday. arrived 9 days (7 working days) later. Order from the UK.

AppleSticker54
Jun 26, 2012, 10:43 AM
Ordered mine on 6/21, Fed Ex will be delivering it to US (MN) by Friday 6/29

chrishch
Jun 26, 2012, 10:48 AM
I ordered my 11"/i7/8GB/256 on June 12th. It left Shanghai on June 14th, and I received it in Toronto, Canada on June 18th. So, if you are in Malaysia, the shipping time should be less.

Apple always exaggerate the delivery dates, so that when you get it early, you would be a lot happier than you already are :) My original delivery date was June 21st.

aaron5566
Jun 26, 2012, 10:51 AM
If you order today, chances are you can still get it by friday. Also, if you ship to store people have said the date is much sooner. For example, it says available in store july 6th, but it will probably be there on friday.

I'm planning to make my purchase this weekend . I have no time to purchase it during the weekdays. But I read another post about this people are saying that it seems like this taking at least 2 weeks. So I dunno if I have time. I want my MacBook before the end of July. :(

RocketRed
Jun 26, 2012, 10:52 AM
I'm planning to make my purchase this weekend . I have no time to purchase it during the weekdays. But I read another post about this people are saying that it seems like this taking at least 2 weeks. So I dunno if I have time. I want my MacBook before the end of July. :(

I thought 2 weeks wait were for the Retina Display Macbook Pro's?

Mine took 4 days.

aaron5566
Jun 26, 2012, 10:57 AM
I ordered my 11"/i7/8GB/256 on June 12th. It left Shanghai on June 14th, and I received it in Toronto, Canada on June 18th. So, if you are in Malaysia, the shipping time should be less.

Apple always exaggerate the delivery dates, so that when you get it early, you would be a lot happier than you already are :) My original delivery date was June 21st.

I'm afraid that due to high amounts of ordering, it might delay the delivery time. :( I got 3-4 weeks to spare.

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I thought 2 weeks wait were for the Retina Display Macbook Pro's?

Mine took 4 days.


I heard about that too. But I read about the Airs here. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1035041

derlockere
Jun 26, 2012, 11:09 AM
Mine was ordered on June 19th and was delivered today (06/26). Was also a custom MBA.

It was shipped to Germany, Berlin

Could you please be so kind and lookup the delivery chain on http://expo.expeditors.com with the 'Lieferreferenznummer'?
I have ordered mine on the 20th and hope to get it delivered until friday as I am on travel from saturday on and want to take it with me. I'm located in Vienna and my expo... reporting says that it will arrive 2morrow in Prague (estimated) and will get joined with the student discount card and than shipped to Vienna. I'm frightening that the Prague - Vienna delivery might take longer than two days :(

If I see your delivery table I might estimate if mine will arrive until friday.

My table looks like this:

28-Jun-2012 15:00:00 CEST Requested Delivery Date
27-Jun-2012 14:30:00 CEST (est.) Est Delivery to Consignee Estimated Delivery
24-Jun-2012 21:36:00 CEST Comm Docs Received PRAGUE, CZECH REP. (PRG) Documents Received
25-Jun-2012 00:28:00 SGT Confirmed on Board PUDONG, SHANGHAI, CHINA (PVG) FRANKFURT, GERMANY (FRA) PVG-FRA: CZ461/24
25-Jun-2012 00:28:00 SGT At Consol Destination PUDONG, SHANGHAI, CHINA (PVG) FRANKFURT, GERMANY (FRA)
25-Jun-2012 00:25:00 SGT (est.) Booked PUDONG, SHANGHAI, CHINA (PVG) FRANKFURT, GERMANY (FRA) PVG-FRA: CZ461/24
23-Jun-2012 11:05:00 SGT Freight Received w/Docs
23-Jun-2012 08:53:00 SGT Client Called for Pickup

WesCole
Jun 26, 2012, 01:43 PM
I ordered mine Thursday 6/21 at around 6:30 PM. Got my tracking info today and it should be here Friday 6/29 before 4:30.

Not bad considering I opted for the i7, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD.

latefi
Jun 26, 2012, 01:56 PM
I've ordered a 13/i7/8/256 on June 19th, it says delivery by the 4th of July to Finland. I'm not even able to track the delivery yet, so I have no clue if they are going to get it here on next week as expected.

tsboy69
Jun 26, 2012, 02:04 PM
Ordered
13" MBA - i7 - 8gig - 256 Flash on 6/19 thru ed store.
Was told to arrive at local Apple store on 6/29

Got it yesterday (6/24).

To all of you who are waiting, it'll be sooner than the day they told you!

prayalone
Jun 26, 2012, 02:36 PM
Ordered On Jun 12, 2012

MacBook Air, 13-inch
1.8GHz Intel Dual-Core Core i5
8GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
128GB Flash Storage
TBolt to Gigabit E-Net Adapter
Keyboard/User's Guide-ITP (International keyboard)
Country Kit-THA (Thai adapter kit)

first told to arrive July 2-6
Shipped on Jun 26, 2012 with the arrival date of Jun 30
status : Clearance delay As Of Jun 27, 2012 01:36 at PVG (Shanghai Pudong International Airport)

bad luck? :'(

mskutle
Jun 26, 2012, 02:51 PM
Ordered June 12th.

Estimated delivery was today but has been delayed and is now supposed to be here tomorrow(Norway).

It's ridiculous how long this has taken :mad:

Jaybo19
Jun 26, 2012, 05:46 PM
I order mine yesterday at 530 pm central time, shows 1-3 days make time, with a best case delivery date of June 29th, worst case July 2nd. I paid the extra 15$ for 2 day shipment. I purchased the high end air with 8gb.. Did not upgrade the processor. After speaking with our engineer department at work the amount of speedways not worth the extra cash..

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Ordered June 12th.

Estimated delivery was today but has been delayed and is now supposed to be here tomorrow(Norway).

It's ridiculous how long this has taken :mad:

Hang in there, once u put ur hands around ur band new MBA all will be forgotten. Mac on my friend

jimboutilier
Jun 26, 2012, 05:50 PM
Mine was just under a week from order to receipt. BTO was listed as 1-3 days, shipped on third day and took 3 days to arrive (Denver, CO)

Jaybo19
Jun 26, 2012, 06:37 PM
Mine was just under a week from order to receipt. BTO was listed as 1-3 days, shipped on third day and took 3 days to arrive (Denver, CO)

Did u order stock, ot added some features, where did they send it from?

oldcelt
Jun 26, 2012, 06:42 PM
On the whole delivery to the US seems a lot faster than elsewhere, even with BTO.

kodeman53
Jun 26, 2012, 06:54 PM
MBA11, 2.0, 8.0, 256, ordered June 11, received June 18.

DaDalle
Jun 27, 2012, 07:49 AM
Could you please be so kind and lookup the delivery chain on http://expo.expeditors.com with the 'Lieferreferenznummer'?
I have ordered mine on the 20th and hope to get it delivered until friday as I am on travel from saturday on and want to take it with me. I'm located in Vienna and my expo... reporting says that it will arrive 2morrow in Prague (estimated) and will get joined with the student discount card and than shipped to Vienna. I'm frightening that the Prague - Vienna delivery might take longer than two days :(

If I see your delivery table I might estimate if mine will arrive until friday.

My table looks like this:

28-Jun-2012 15:00:00 CEST Requested Delivery Date
27-Jun-2012 14:30:00 CEST (est.) Est Delivery to Consignee Estimated Delivery
24-Jun-2012 21:36:00 CEST Comm Docs Received PRAGUE, CZECH REP. (PRG) Documents Received
25-Jun-2012 00:28:00 SGT Confirmed on Board PUDONG, SHANGHAI, CHINA (PVG) FRANKFURT, GERMANY (FRA) PVG-FRA: CZ461/24
25-Jun-2012 00:28:00 SGT At Consol Destination PUDONG, SHANGHAI, CHINA (PVG) FRANKFURT, GERMANY (FRA)
25-Jun-2012 00:25:00 SGT (est.) Booked PUDONG, SHANGHAI, CHINA (PVG) FRANKFURT, GERMANY (FRA) PVG-FRA: CZ461/24
23-Jun-2012 11:05:00 SGT Freight Received w/Docs
23-Jun-2012 08:53:00 SGT Client Called for Pickup


My Chain was

26-Jun-2012 08:41:00 CEST Proof of Delivery Rcvd PRAGUE, CZECH REP. (PRG) PRAGUE, CZECH REP. (PRG) Proof Of Delivery
23-Jun-2012 15:00:00 CEST Requested Delivery Date
22-Jun-2012 15:38:00 CEST Delivered to Consignee Amrichova
22-Jun-2012 12:58:00 CEST Out for Delivery PRAGUE, CZECH REP. (PRG) ARROW/DRSTAK/SN00013
22-Jun-2012 09:24:00 CEST At Final Destination PRAGUE, CZECH REP. (PRG) PRAGUE, CZECH REP. (PRG) Act Arrival at Dest
22-Jun-2012 08:08:00 CEST (est.) Est Arrival at Dest PRAGUE, CZECH REP. (PRG) PRG: Est Arrival at Dest
20-Jun-2012 09:13:00 CEST Comm Docs Received PRAGUE, CZECH REP. (PRG) Documents Received
20-Jun-2012 09:13:00 SGT Freight Received w/Docs
20-Jun-2012 09:00:00 SGT (est.) Booked PUDONG, SHANGHAI, CHINA (PVG) FRANKFURT, GERMANY (FRA) PVG-FRA: LH8401/20
20-Jun-2012 08:24:00 SGT Confirmed on Board PUDONG, SHANGHAI, CHINA (PVG) FRANKFURT, GERMANY (FRA) PVG-FRA: LH8401/20 T24K4214.0 ACTUAL
19-Jun-2012 18:02:00 SGT

It was until 24-Jun in Prague. I also got the student discount and the delivery time on apples page was very accurate

mattopotamus
Jun 27, 2012, 08:04 AM
Ordered
13" MBA - i7 - 8gig - 256 Flash on 6/19 thru ed store.
Was told to arrive at local Apple store on 6/29

Got it yesterday (6/24).

To all of you who are waiting, it'll be sooner than the day they told you!

qft. I ordered one on the 25th, monday, it said i could pick it up at the apple store on 07/06...just got an email saying it is there today. Seems ship to store is really fast

kylera
Jun 27, 2012, 08:09 AM
13 inch high end with additional RAM, ordered on June 21, expected to arrive this coming Friday here in Seoul.

derlockere
Jun 27, 2012, 09:39 AM
My Chain was


It was until 24-Jun in Prague. I also got the student discount and the delivery time on apples page was very accurate

OhOh, this destroys my hope that it would arrive until friday :(
Thanks anyway!

jameswdmb
Jun 27, 2012, 10:44 AM
Ordered mine on WWDC Monday.....received it the following monday (New England region of US)

When you order online it should give you an estimated date in the cart before committing to the purchase.

bpd115
Jun 27, 2012, 11:09 AM
Ordered the base 13" with 8 gig of Ram on Friday night 6/22. Dropped off at my door today 6/27 at noon with the Priority Shipping.

Jaybo19
Jun 28, 2012, 06:17 AM
Just got fed ex shipping order, macbook air it's being shipped from shaghi china. I got priority shipping it will be in Chicago il on Monday morning. If 1 is purchasing a MBA with added features it's taking a full week.

islanders
Jun 28, 2012, 06:58 AM
Ordered 13/8/128 on June 20th.. shillped on the 25th says it will be delivered today June 28th..

Almost did the in store pickup but they said it would take 2 more days.

Looking forward to it but don't really really care if it takes another day or so, as I can't control that.

CoMoMacUser
Jun 28, 2012, 08:34 PM
Ordered 6/25 from MacMall, which called on 6/27 to say that they would receive it the first week of July. Then it will take a few days to get to me. I'm surprised that they don't have Apple just drop ship BTOs.

alanman
Jun 28, 2012, 08:55 PM
I ordered on a Saturday 6/23. It's in Alaska now and scheduled to be here monday 7/2 for a total of 9 days.

sanityinc
Jun 29, 2012, 05:38 AM
I ordered on June 20th. It only just landed in the UK today. Expected delivery date: 4th July. That's quite a long wait compared to what I've experienced in the past.

robdrj45
Jun 29, 2012, 07:03 AM
I ordered it the morning of 6/26...estimated delivery on 7/7 (in-store pick up). As of this morning, the order is still processing.

new-to-mac
Jun 29, 2012, 07:18 AM
ordered mine on 20-june, supposed to arrive tomorrow for in store pick up

Richiehd
Jun 29, 2012, 07:30 AM
Ordered an 8gb 13" on 6/25 and it says it left Alaska 10pm EST. Says estimated delivery will be Monday but I expedited the shipping so hopefully it will come today or tomorrow.

aaron5566
Jul 2, 2012, 05:07 AM
I just ordered mine on the 30th of June. I got the base 13 with 8gb of RAM . It says estimated delivery of 6-10th of July. Cant wait for it! Oh btw, does Apple do weekend delivery?

Lanhawk
Jul 2, 2012, 07:46 AM
I just ordered mine on the 30th of June. I got the base 13 with 8gb of RAM . It says estimated delivery of 6-10th of July. Cant wait for it! Oh btw, does Apple do weekend delivery?

I ordered my today, I am looking at 7-11 to 13th for a delivery date. I didn't do expedited delivery because I know there is no such thing like that in the Phils. :D I do believe I read on the apple store that delivery time is Monday to Friday.

mattopotamus
Jul 2, 2012, 08:21 AM
I just ordered mine on the 30th of June. I got the base 13 with 8gb of RAM . It says estimated delivery of 6-10th of July. Cant wait for it! Oh btw, does Apple do weekend delivery?

they use fedex, and they have not been doing saturday delivery. If you chose in store pick up, they do deliver to the stores on the weekend

aaron5566
Jul 2, 2012, 08:21 AM
I ordered my today, I am looking at 7-11 to 13th for a delivery date. I didn't do expedited delivery because I know there is no such thing like that in the Phils. :D I do believe I read on the apple store that delivery time is Monday to Friday.

I'm so excited for it! It's gonna be my first Mac! :) I hope Apple sends it soon , dun wanna wait another weekend without it. :/

SoIsays
Jul 2, 2012, 09:00 AM
I ordered my today, I am looking at 7-11 to 13th for a delivery date. I didn't do expedited delivery because I know there is no such thing like that in the Phils. :D I do believe I read on the apple store that delivery time is Monday to Friday.

Wow! Can I ask what you do in the Phils? Even for me in the US, the MBA is so expensive. I'm hoping to order a 13/8/128 sometime this month for grad school.

Lanhawk
Jul 2, 2012, 11:55 AM
Wow! Can I ask what you do in the Phils? Even for me in the US, the MBA is so expensive. I'm hoping to order a 13/8/128 sometime this month for grad school. Sure, I live here with my filipina bride and we own a store and restaurant. Make enough to live comfortable. Sadly electronics, especially computers are very expensive here so it has to last for several years.

Scooter53e
Jul 2, 2012, 02:32 PM
Ordered a 13" i7/8/256 on 27 June standard shipping. According to FedEx it is on the delivery truck now. Original projected delivery date was 6 July, shipping to San Diego, CA USA.

CoMoMacUser
Jul 2, 2012, 02:42 PM
Ordered 6/25 from MacMall, which called on 6/27 to say that they would receive it the first week of July and that it then will take a few days to get to me. MacMall just updated my order status from "back ordered" to "in process," so apparently my MBA's (13/8/128) journey has begun.

Scooter53e
Jul 3, 2012, 12:03 AM
I received mine today, like I stated in earlier post, ordered late on the 27th, delivered on the 2nd. A little under five days from hitting the send button to unwrapping it inside my office. A fabulous machine! Standard shipping too for delivery in San Diego.

modymalay
Jul 15, 2012, 12:51 PM
If I ordered my MBA on 7/14/12 with 13 inch, 8GB RAM, the 1.8 GHz i5, and the 128GB flash memory, when do you think I will get it? I chose 2-3 day delivery, and I live in Michigan. Thanks!

kodeman53
Jul 15, 2012, 01:09 PM
if i ordered my mba on 7/14/12 with 13 inch, 8gb ram, the 1.8 ghz i5, and the 128gb flash memory, when do you think i will get it? I chose 2-3 day delivery, and i live in michigan. Thanks!

7/21/2012

fanchee
Jul 15, 2012, 01:42 PM
I ordered my 11" 1.7 i5/8g/256gb on the 9th, it shipped on the 11th from China, and I received it on the 13th in Louisiana. VERY happy!

alflavor
Jul 15, 2012, 02:56 PM
Mine was 7 days in total.

modymalay
Jul 15, 2012, 03:57 PM
7/21/2012
Dang! Thats a Saturday! Unfortunately I might have to wait till Monday :/

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I ordered my 11" 1.7 i5/8g/256gb on the 9th, it shipped on the 11th from China, and I received it on the 13th in Louisiana. VERY happy!

Did you choose the 2-3 day delivery?

aaron5566
Jul 15, 2012, 09:56 PM
Ordered mine on the 30th of June, got it on the 9th of June. So 9 days in total. The courier used was DHL Express for me.

modymalay
Jul 16, 2012, 09:30 AM
If it says that my order for apple care has been completed, can i tell if my laptop is done being built? It says processing for the $100 gift card and my MBA

sean999
Jul 18, 2012, 09:18 PM
Im in hong kong, I ordered mba 13'' with 2.0CPU, 512GB hard drive and 8GB RAM on July 16 afternoon, it said ships in 1-3 days and dilevers between july 19 and 21. but when I called online store today ( july 19), they told me they will not be able to ship it today...:mad:

pilotkid
Jul 18, 2012, 10:03 PM
I was lucky. I went to the Apple Store on Michigan Ave. in downtown Chicago and they had the one I wanted in stock I thought I would have to custom order it but I didn't.
Its a i7, 8GB, 256HD