How long does Apple take to deliver a custom Macbook Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by aaron5566, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2012
    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
  2. macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2011
    Mine was ordered on June 19th and was delivered today (06/26). Was also a custom MBA.

    It was shipped to Germany, Berlin
  3. macrumors G3


    Jun 12, 2012
    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.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2012
    mine was exactly 9 days, ordered on a sunday. arrived 9 days (7 working days) later. Order from the UK.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2012
    8 Days

    Ordered mine on 6/21, Fed Ex will be delivering it to US (MN) by Friday 6/29
  6. macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2007
    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.
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2012
    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. :(
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2012
    I thought 2 weeks wait were for the Retina Display Macbook Pro's?

    Mine took 4 days.
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2012
    I'm afraid that due to high amounts of ordering, it might delay the delivery time. :( I got 3-4 weeks to spare.


    I heard about that too. But I read about the Airs here.
  10. macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Could you please be so kind and lookup the delivery chain on 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
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2010
    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.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2012
    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.
  13. macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2010
    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!
  14. prayalone, Jun 26, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2012

    macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2012
    Bangkok, Thailand
    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? :'(
  15. macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2012
    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:
  16. macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2012
    MBA delivery

    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..


    Hang in there, once u put ur hands around ur band new MBA all will be forgotten. Mac on my friend
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2008
    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)
  18. macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2012

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

    Sep 28, 2011
    On the whole delivery to the US seems a lot faster than elsewhere, even with BTO.
  20. macrumors 65816

    May 4, 2012
    MBA11, 2.0, 8.0, 256, ordered June 11, received June 18.
  21. macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2011

    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
  22. macrumors G3


    Jun 12, 2012
    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
  23. macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2010
    13 inch high end with additional RAM, ordered on June 21, expected to arrive this coming Friday here in Seoul.
  24. macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2009
    OhOh, this destroys my hope that it would arrive until friday :(
    Thanks anyway!
  25. macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2012
    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.

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