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jman2003
Jan 20, 2008, 04:11 PM
When is the MacBook Air in stores?
What day exactly is two weeks that El Jobso said in his keynote.

If anyone knows please tell me (all of you will prob be like, TWO WEEKS FROM TUESDAY!!! BITCH!!) Just asking to make sure




-Jonah



iDAG
Jan 20, 2008, 04:22 PM
That would be January 29th.

jman2003
Jan 20, 2008, 04:23 PM
That would be January 29th.

k thanks!

thesdx
Jan 20, 2008, 04:23 PM
Well, exactly two weeks is Jan 29th. What Steve said is probably just an estimate though. (Sometime around late Jan/early Feb) Stuff has usually come earlier than expected in the past.

EDIT: Opps, beat me to it.

iDAG
Jan 20, 2008, 04:24 PM
Well, exactly two weeks is Jan 29th. What Steve said is probably just an estimate though. (Sometime around late Jan/early Feb) Stuff has usually come earlier than expected in the past.

I agree, my best guess is that week and not just that certain day.

iSaint
Jan 20, 2008, 06:18 PM
No chance of it arriving on the 27th, the next time I'll be at an Apple Store?!

zedsdead
Jan 20, 2008, 07:00 PM
No chance of it arriving on the 27th, the next time I'll be at an Apple Store?!

The first orders on the stock model are preparing for shipment already, so I imagine they might arrive this week.

iDAG
Jan 20, 2008, 07:05 PM
Well whenever they make it to the Apple Store near me (Easton) let me know because I must see one of these in person!

kamilcanada22
Jan 20, 2008, 08:12 PM
I bought my macbook air (stock model) on wedensday the 16th. On my order status, my ship by date is the 7th. Up untill today my status was package not ready to ship. However today it was changed to prepared for shipment. I am assuming that it will be shipped out early this week.

I was wodering if other people have the same prepared for shippment status and is there anyone who has pre-ordered other notebooks from apple and know how long it will take for the notebook to be shipped out after recieving the prepared for shipment status.

dolawren
Jan 20, 2008, 08:12 PM
Any news on the optional external DVD burner for the MacBook Air.
Just wondering if the Apple stores will be selling it as a stand alone accessory.

I wouldn't mind buying just the Apple external DVD burner

Dave :)

kamilcanada22
Jan 20, 2008, 08:45 PM
Any news on the optional external DVD burner for the MacBook Air.
Just wondering if the Apple stores will be selling it as a stand alone accessory.

I wouldn't mind buying just the Apple external DVD burner

Dave :)

Yes, from my understanding you will be able to buy it as a stand alone accessory.

paulyras
Jan 21, 2008, 09:32 AM
Any news on the optional external DVD burner for the MacBook Air.
Just wondering if the Apple stores will be selling it as a stand alone accessory.

I wouldn't mind buying just the Apple external DVD burner

Dave :)

I thought I had heard that it will only work with the MBA, but I'm not 100% sure. I had the same conversation with a friend who only has a combodrive MB. It would be a sweet little upgrade...

Anyone know for sure?

Sannekita
Jan 21, 2008, 03:47 PM
yeah that would be interesting for a combodrive Macbook... i'd think i'd be weird if those things only ran on a MBA...

Sannekita
Jan 21, 2008, 03:52 PM
yep 29th , but their are demo models in stores now, in case if you want to go look at them.

DJGuy
Jan 21, 2008, 05:07 PM
yeah that would be interesting for a combodrive Macbook... i'd think i'd be weird if those things only ran on a MBA...

So how about if you then _remove_ the combodrive, and keep the external drive on your desk. How much weight would you save on the Macbook?

It has always bugged me that the 5 pound Macbook is only 0.4 pounds lighter than the Pro. If removing the optical drive saves you another half pound, it could fill a nice niche at 4.x pounds...like my 12 inch G4.

gcmexico
Jan 21, 2008, 09:53 PM
Well they can't sell them till after Feb. 6...because that means the pre-orders were pointless...if you can get them the 29, I would have just waited and not order it on Jan 15...that wouldn't be fair!!!

ProPedderKustom
Jan 21, 2008, 10:40 PM
yep 29th , but their are demo models in stores now, in case if you want to go look at them.

What?? Where do they have them?

donga
Jan 22, 2008, 07:14 AM
yeah, i've been there the past two days (the local apple store) and did not see a demo model....

Deanster
Jan 22, 2008, 04:38 PM
No MBA demos at the Seattle University Village Apple store as of last night, January 21, 8pm.

cohibadad
Jan 22, 2008, 05:47 PM
My order status says ships by Feb 11 for all MBA related items.

ProPedderKustom
Jan 23, 2008, 06:00 PM
This is so stupid. I decided to call an Apple store today that is close to me. Here is how the conversation went:

Me: Hi there, when will the MacBook Air be in stock?
Him: 2 weeks.
Me: Well I called a week ago and another person told me 2 weeks, so that leaves a week or so.
Him: Well it will be in stock in 2 weeks.
Me: So everytime I call you guys are going to add 2 weeks onto the time?
Him: Yes


WOW! These guys either can't do subtraction or something is wrongggg. Boo! Bring me my MBA!

CP1091
Jan 23, 2008, 08:32 PM
This is so stupid. I decided to call an Apple store today that is close to me. Here is how the conversation went:

Me: Hi there, when will the MacBook Air be in stock?
Him: 2 weeks.
Me: Well I called a week ago and another person told me 2 weeks, so that leaves a week or so.
Him: Well it will be in stock in 2 weeks.
Me: So everytime I call you guys are going to add 2 weeks onto the time?
Him: Yes


WOW! These guys either can't do subtraction or something is wrongggg. Boo! Bring me my MBA!

Haha. Good luck with that one.

Chaszmyr
Jan 25, 2008, 07:05 AM
Well they can't sell them till after Feb. 6...because that means the pre-orders were pointless...if you can get them the 29, I would have just waited and not order it on Jan 15...that wouldn't be fair!!!

You clearly haven't been ordering Apple products for very many years :rolleyes:
On two different occasions, I've cancelled my online order that was placed on the day of an announcement because the local Apple Store got them in stock before my online order even shipped, much less arrived.

azentropy
Jan 25, 2008, 03:42 PM
I figured out the real reason they are not in stores yet even though they have shipped to people who ordered online.

SECURITY

Went to the Apple store today and noticed something. All the Macs had a security device pluged into the ETHERNET to keep people from walking off with them. Since the MBA does not have an ETHERNET port they can't put them out!!!! :D

P.S. Yeah I know they could secure it the same way they do iPods and such, but still think it was funny when I noticed that....

aznkid25
Jan 25, 2008, 08:41 PM
In CNET's review of the Macbook Air, it says that the release date is 2/8/08.
http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/apple-macbook-air-core/4505-3121_7-32818756.html?tag=bubbl_1

asrmatt
Jan 26, 2008, 03:58 AM
...I went to an Apple store here in Rome and they told me mid-february...
They also said that Time Capsule should be arriving in store before the MBA :cool:

Does anybody have any similar news for other european stores?

iJesus
Jan 26, 2008, 01:44 PM
I heard the Apple store manager talking about Tuesday, January the 29th.

I think that sounds good =)

iDAG
Jan 26, 2008, 01:47 PM
I heard the Apple store manager talking about Tuesday, January the 29th.

I think that sounds good =)

That's good because I thought about going to my local Apple Store just to see if they had it or not, but now I think I can wait a little longer to make the trip. :)

chambercfo
Jan 26, 2008, 03:51 PM
...I went to an Apple store here in Rome and they told me mid-february...
They also said that Time Capsule should be arriving in store before the MBA :cool:

Does anybody have any similar news for other european stores?

While I can't say anything about the European stores, our local Business Rep told me that we would have to wait until mid-February. Our office is looking to switch from XP to OS X. When the MBAs came out we knew that we had to have them. Our Business Rep said that since it's a rather large purchase we would be able to get a private tour before the store is open to the general public.

Can't wait until mid-February.

glennsan
Jan 26, 2008, 03:57 PM
I just spoke with a rep from my local Apple Store here in San Diego. No MBA or Time Capsule in the next couple of weeks was his best guess. Bummer:confused:

jwtadmin
Jan 26, 2008, 04:15 PM
I spoke to two apple store people and confirmed that they will be in on Tuesday. Though she said it might be that they are setting up the promo material on Tues and they would be ready to sell on Wed.

danuff
Jan 26, 2008, 06:45 PM
According to my local Apple Store (Whitehall, PA) they said the MBA is gonna be here in 2-3 working days (which would take it around 1-29-2008).

Even though I cannot afford it, I still would like to see (and touch) one :-)

-Dan Uff

laremi
Jan 27, 2008, 10:25 PM
I went into an apple authorized reseller to gather info on the MacBook Air, because my Apple store was not helpful at all. After talking to the staff for a while I decided to reserve my air. The catch: I said I would only pay if I was guaranteed to have my air within a week. They guaranteed me my air by Jan. 31, 2008 or they would give me an additional $500 off the price. Bonus! Since I pre-ordered from their store I got $200 off ($100 student discount + $100 air pre-order discount (store promotion)). I'll let you know if they hold true to the Thursday contract.
:apple:

macsensei
Jan 28, 2008, 02:06 PM
I went into an apple authorized reseller to gather info on the MacBook Air, because my Apple store was not helpful at all. After talking to the staff for a while I decided to reserve my air. The catch: I said I would only pay if I was guaranteed to have my air within a week. They guaranteed me my air by Jan. 31, 2008 or they would give me an additional $500 off the price. Bonus! Since I pre-ordered from their store I got $200 off ($100 student discount + $100 air pre-order discount (store promotion)). I'll let you know if they hold true to the Thursday contract.
:apple:


What is the name of the store?

Coconutsport
Jan 28, 2008, 02:47 PM
What is the name of the store?


You didn't get the flyer in this Sunday's Paper? B.S. Buy? They have a 50% rebate for the MacBook Air too. :)

jman2003
Jan 28, 2008, 08:56 PM
yep 29th , but their are demo models in stores now, in case if you want to go look at them.

Really, what store are you talking about.