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The M2 MacBook Air is set to launch on Friday, July 15, and the first orders placed last week have now started shipping out to customers ahead of the machine's debut date. Apple is already sending out shipment notifications to some customers who are expecting a July 15 delivery.

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Many customers who purchased a MacBook Air may still be seeing the "Order in Progress" status, but the new devices are on the move. If you're in the United States and haven't gotten an official shipping notice from Apple, you may be able to use UPS My Choice or track by reference number to track your upcoming delivery.

MacBook Air models are shipping to customers directly from China, and orders have essentially sold out. There are no MacBook Air configurations that are available to purchase from Apple's website for a Friday delivery, and most configurations are shipping out in late July and beyond.

For those who were not able to place an order, Apple retail stores will likely have some stock configurations available on launch day, though supplies are expected to be limited.

The M2 MacBook Air is priced starting at $1,199, and along with an M2 chip, it features a thinner, lighter body, new color options, a larger display, MagSafe charging, and more.

Those awaiting a new MacBook Air this Friday can join our MacBook Air order thread, where MacRumors readers are discussing their orders and shipment dates.

Article Link: First M2 MacBook Air Orders Begin Shipping Out to Customers Ahead of July 15 Launch
 

KaliYoni

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Too bad UPS doesn't allow people to go to the Anchorage, AK customs port of entry to "intercept" their orders...and maybe pick up some salmon on the way back.
;-)
 
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Aragornii

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My original order said delivers August 9th, now saying 2 to 3 weeks so hopefully will arrive this month. I ordered with 16GB which seems to take longer than the 8 GB models to ship.
 

Wokis

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I don’t mean this in a snarky way, but is SSD speed that important for anyone who owns an Air?
I'd argue that's where it could matter the most. A computer with a low amount of memory will disk-swap more and if it swaps to a slower drive you'll notice it more. I'm not claiming that this is a problem for certain in practice, but I would love to see the tech press try and make some tests with that aspect in focus.
 

Tyler O'Bannon

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Ready for those hands on reviews for 2 reasons:

1. To see if base model SSD is 2x128GB or 1x256GB (maybe Apple saved stock for this?)

2. How the new design thermals handle M2 heat, especially over sustained use. Have they gotten super inventive with cooling in this fanless enclosure?)

Can’t wait to hear, this is an exciting machine!
 

thadoggfather

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even though I didnt preorder and dont plan on ordering (at the moment) im excited for some real hands-on videos. the teaser from the even was deeply unsatisfying content overall
 

hendriks16

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Purchased to be delivered on the 15th but my address is now a freight forwarder and Apple cancelled my order. But some accessories that I bought were no problem to be shipped to be same address.

BTW, anyone knows how to bypass that shipping forwarder crap?
 

jchap

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Ready for those hands on reviews for 2 reasons:

1. To see if base model SSD is 2x128GB or 1x256GB (maybe Apple saved stock for this?)

2. How the new design thermals handle M2 heat, especially over sustained use. Have they gotten super inventive with cooling in this fanless enclosure?)

Can’t wait to hear, this is an exciting machine!
Definitely—those two things are exactly what we want to know, in terms of performance. Well spoken.

If the M1 MacBook Air was any indication, the unit should easily withstand basic tasks and you should be able to push it a bit, but there may be some throttling and memory swapping with heavy workloads. Still, the M1 performed admirably, so we shall see, eh.
 

dj458

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Too bad UPS doesn't allow people to go to the Anchorage, AK customs port of entry to "intercept" their orders...and maybe pick up some salmon on the way back.
;-)
how do you know if will enter Anchorage, AK, I think most Apple product are shipping by flight!!!
 

lolkthxbai

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The new box looks weird. It’s from the side view of the MBA to show off how thin and light it is. It’s also smart because now Apple doesn’t have to update the box every time a new OS is launched to show off the new wallpaper/screensaver for that OS it ships with.
 

Tyler O'Bannon

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Definitely—those two things are exactly what we want to know, in terms of performance. Well spoken.

If the M1 MacBook Air was any indication, the unit should easily withstand basic tasks and you should be able to push it a bit, but there may be some throttling and memory swapping with heavy workloads. Still, the M1 performed admirably, so we shall see, eh.
I’m at that difficult decision point (and I think a lot of Mac users are facing this same decision) where an Intel 16” MPB is serving my needs well. I don’t really need a more high end “pro” machine than that. The M2 would definitely serve me well.

*BUT*

The one caveat is when I do push it, I don’t know if the fanless design is going to be enough. And I don’t want the 13.3” MBP because of the old design and all that comes with it (camera, speakers, etc.)

To me, and many I think, they are facing this same question.

The ideal machine for me that would be an instant upgrade to AS would be new design, M2, and fan. Right now we can only have 2 of those 3 things 😂

Here’s hoping that rumored 15” is a MacBook or MacBook studio with M2 and single fan design.
 
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