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Following the launch of the new 12-inch Retina MacBook earlier this week, Apple Stores in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, U.K. and other countries have begun receiving limited stock of the notebook to set up as display models and to fulfill in-store purchases.

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Apple today reenabled its web-based Personal Pickup tool for the 12-inch MacBook, and the availability checker shows that select models are currently in stock at select Apple Stores in or near major U.S. cities, including Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.

Outside of the U.S., the 12-inch MacBook is also available in or within the surrounding metropolitan area of a number of major international cities, including Adelaide, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brisbane, Hamburg, Ottawa, London, Madrid, Milan, Montréal, Munich, Naples, Paris, Perth, Rome, Sydney, Toronto, and Vancouver. Many other locations offer the notebook on a ship-to-store basis.

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Due to limited per-store availability of the 12-inch MacBook during launch week, it is highly recommended that prospective buyers call their local store ahead of time to confirm in-store stock. A crowdsourced list of Apple Stores with new 12-inch MacBook stock is also available in the MacRumors discussion forums.

The new 12-inch MacBook is also coming to Apple Authorized Resellers like Adorama, Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, MacMall, and others.

Article Link: Apple's New 12-Inch MacBook Now Widely Available for Store Pickup
 

kevinkyoo

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I went to the Apple Store yesterday because my iPhone 6 plus had the horrible glitch of not registering any touch on the screen unless I turned the phone on/off. Well, I asked the employee there what his thoughts were on the MacBook. "Waste of money - just get the spec'd out MacBook Air 13" for less than $1200."

EDIT: By spec'd out, he meant everything except the storage, which can be upgraded separately whenever you want to 1TB.
 
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Not sure why anyone would buy this over the air, guess for the screen but this is only for light casual usage.. This thing even stutters watching streaming video on youtube..

I am actually ready to buy this one to replace last year's Macbook Air because the Macbook is more compact and has better display. I'll be selling the Air even though it's less than a year old. I understand the Air has more muscle, but I have to say that after playing around with the Macbook, I really like the form factor and those couple of inches of space make all the difference when you happen to be stuck in coach on a 15 hour flight...
 
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I went to the Apple Store yesterday because my iPhone 6 plus had the horrible glitch of not registering any touch on the screen unless I turned the phone on/off. Well, I asked the employee there what his thoughts were on the MacBook. "Waste of money - just get the spec'd out MacBook Air 13" for less than $1200."

EDIT: By spec'd out, he meant everything except the storage, which can be upgraded separately whenever you want to 1TB.

Agree, but that screen is really horrid in these days. The problem is perhaps not the screen per se, but if you have a retina device being an iPhone or iPad or android with high res display than you notice the difference straight away and can't go back.
 
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Aston441

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I LOVE the form factor.

I've been waiting for the updated version for a year now.

I'm still waiting for the updated version.

I guess I wait another year.

Sigh.
 
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kevinkyoo

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Agree, but that screen is really horrid in these days. The problem is perhaps not the screen per se, but if you have a retina device being an iPhone or iPad or android with high res display than you notice the difference straight away and can't go back.

Retina screen isn't worth the more expensive, less powered computer that Apple is offering. Air's screen is fine for what it does, and given that it's a beast of a machine with an amazing battery life, I'll take that trade any day of the week.
 
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Agree, but that screen is really horrid in these days. The problem is perhaps not the screen per se, but if you have a retina device being an iPhone or iPad or android with high res display than you notice the difference straight away and can't go back.

Your observation is spot on... after using the iPad, jumping onto the Air is truly a jarring experience in terms of the display. Colors seem washed out and the lack of clarity is noticeable.
 
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Welcome to the wonderful world where a new color option (pink) is considered an upgrade aside from some minor processor upgrades? Anyway, I was not impressed with the MacBook to begin with and as an owner of a Late-2012 MacBook Pro model that is still going strong I have no desire to pick one of these things up. The comments about the pink (rose gold) option on this thing are hilarious :).
 
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I went to the Apple Store yesterday because my iPhone 6 plus had the horrible glitch of not registering any touch on the screen unless I turned the phone on/off. Well, I asked the employee there what his thoughts were on the MacBook. "Waste of money - just get the spec'd out MacBook Air 13" for less than $1200."

EDIT: By spec'd out, he meant everything except the storage, which can be upgraded separately whenever you want to 1TB.

So in other words he misled you. The fully spec'd MBA is $1349, before upgrading the storage. And it doesn't come with force touch or a retina display. It also weighs an extra pound.

Perhaps he doesn't see a need for the rMB for himself. And frankly, I would likely buy the MBA given the choice. But for him to give you a fair and intelligent response to the question he would have needed to start by asking you whether retina, force touch and weight were important to you.
 
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Your observation is spot on... after using the iPad, jumping onto the Air is truly a jarring experience in terms of the display. Colors seem washed out and the lack of clarity is noticeable.


even if they gave it a better IPS display at the same resolution it would make a big difference for the air
 
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Daum

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Not sure why anyone would buy this over the air, guess for the screen but this is only for light casual usage.. This thing even stutters watching streaming video on youtube..

I have the 1.2ghz model from last yr and it does not stutter at all. It plays 4k videos on youtube great. Best computer i've ever had, but I wouldn't recommend it to others as their needs are different from mine. I'll steer them towards the 13in rmbp.
 
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kevinkyoo

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So in other words he misled you. The fully spec'd MBA is $1349, before upgrading the storage. And it doesn't come with force touch or a retina display. It also weighs an extra pound.

Perhaps he doesn't see a need for the rMB for himself. And frankly, I would likely buy the MBA given the choice. But for him to give you a fair and intelligent response to the question he would have needed to start by asking you whether retina, force touch and weight were important to you.

Well I should've explained it more. What I quoted was from an ongoing conversation with him on the pros and cons on the rMB and MBA.
 
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MacRS4

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I didn't realise they were constrained - wandered into a London (UK) store today and picked up the higher spec one in Space Grey.

First thoughts are it's a hell of a lot quicker than my 2015 unit.
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Not sure why anyone would buy this over the air, guess for the screen but this is only for light casual usage.. This thing even stutters watching streaming video on youtube..

Er.....No it doesn't...? Nor did my 2015 unit.
 
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