Is anyone actually buying MBAs?!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Radioman, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Radioman macrumors regular

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    I have seen almost none of these out there I was wondering if Apple were selling many Airs?

    Can they be happy with the uptake or will it go down as one of their less successful product launches... Discuss...
     
  2. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Yes, I believe they've been selling well.

    They've also shown to be more reliable than previous model launches.
     
  3. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    The mba is actually the best selling apple product.
     
  4. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    proof?

    i did see someone with one on my cruise in march, but thats the only one ive seen in the wild
     
  5. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    I remember someone on arstechnica mentioning and linking an article about the sale #'s on the notebook lineup and showed that the mba was selling better than every other product (maybe it was for that month or two). I just cant find that exact post right now.
     
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  7. operator207 macrumors 6502

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    One of the Doctors I support has one. But to be honest, I am pretty sure he bought it because it was expensive. Thats the impression I get from him.
     
  8. Skystar macrumors 6502

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    Well I just bought one today during my lunch break, so someone is buying them. :cool:

    So far I love this thing! :apple:
     
  9. Seth Hawkins macrumors newbie

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    Yes

    I was hoping Apple would send me one for free.

    A few weeks ago, I figured Steve had crossed me off the "free" list, so I bought one.
     
  10. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    My Doctor has one he carries around to each exam room instead of using a paper chart. From the looks of it he loves it.
     
  11. Telp macrumors 68040

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    Yeah i think it does pretty well. You always have to realize that most people don't need much more than that, and hell if you have the money, its a great thing to just carry around. I want one for just that reason, unfortunatly i dont have the money for it. Oh well.
     
  12. Radioman thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am normally one to drool over new Apple products, and replace my laptop frequently, and I rushed to the Apple store ASAP to experience the MBA first hand, worried that I'd have a credit card 'accident'... But when I saw it I was left thinking it felt flimsy and with its lack of facilities decided that this was not something I 'had' to have, so left the store with my credit card firmly still in my wallet.

    I do wonder whether the MBA was really just something to keep the stock market happy, as how could Apple have a Macworld with no show stopping new product? Ooh look, a laptop you can fit in an envelope... BFD!

    Just my thoughts... YMMV!
     
  13. netdog macrumors 603

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    They've have been listed at the Apple online store since launch as the top selling item. Proof enough?
     
  14. Radioman thread starter macrumors regular

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    FWIW they are number 5 on the UK store (MB is 2 and Time Capsule 1).

    The cynical amongst us would also note that it it Apple who have control over those sites, and the reported placements ;)
     
  15. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I was just thinking the same thing.

    I had been considering the idea of buying one myself over the past few weeks and decided against it since nothing is user replaceable, especially the battery.

    I would bet that the MacBook and MacBook Pros are the top selling items in the store in the U.S.
     
  16. beast macrumors member

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    I think the lack of sightings in the wild is due to the fact the target market is not really at the average consumer (either that or it is so thin most people can't see it). From what I understand from the press and tech sites they appear to be selling fairly well.
     
  17. Radioman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Interesting to see some international differences. Look at Australia and New Zealand, they are identical and the 23" Cinema display is number 2. Go figure :confused:

    Top selling items at the international stores:

    US:
    1.MacBook Air
    2.MacBook
    3.iMac
    4.MacBook Pro
    5.Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard
    6.iWork '08
    7.AppleCare & .Mac

    Canada:
    1.MacBook
    2.iMac
    3.Apple Cinema HD Display (23" flat panel)
    4.Apple wireless Mighty Mouse
    5.Apple Keyboard
    6.Apple Wireless Keyboard
    7.Apple wired Mighty Mouse
    8.Bose® Companion® 2 Multimedia Speakers...
    9.Harman Kardon SoundSticks II
    10.JBL Duet 2.0 Speakers

    UK:
    1.Time Capsule
    2.MacBook
    3.Office 2008
    4.iMac
    5.MacBook Air
    6.MacBook Pro
    7.Aperture 2
    8.HP Deskjet D4260 Inkjet A4 Printer

    Germany:
    1.Time Capsule
    2.MacBook
    3.Office 2008
    4.iMac
    5.MacBook Air
    6.MacBook Pro
    7.Aperture 2
    8.HP Deskjet D4260 A4-Tintenstrahldrucker

    France:
    1.Time Capsule
    2.MacBook
    3.Office 2008
    4.iMac
    5.MacBook Air
    6.MacBook Pro
    7.Aperture 2
    8.Imprimante à jet d'encre A4 HP Deskjet D4260

    New Zealand:
    1.AirPort Extreme Base Station with Gigabit Ethernet
    2.Apple Cinema HD Display (23" flat panel)
    3.Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse
    4.Apple Keyboard
    5.Apple Wireless Keyboard
    6.Apple Mighty Mouse
    7.Incase Neoprene Sleeve for 13-inch MacBook
    8.STM Small Alley for 13,3" MacBook - Carbon
    9.Harman Kardon SoundSticks II

    Australia:
    1.AirPort Extreme Base Station with Gigabit Ethernet
    2.Apple Cinema HD Display (23" flat panel)
    3.Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse
    4.Apple Keyboard
    5.Apple Wireless Keyboard
    6.Apple Mighty Mouse
    7.Incase Neoprene Sleeve for 13-inch MacBook
    8.STM Small Alley for 13,3" MacBook - Carbon
    9.Harman Kardon SoundSticks II

    Japan:
    1.MacBook 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - White
    2.MacBook Air
    3.Time Capsule - 500 GB
    4.AirMac Express
    5.Microsoft Office2008
    6.VMware Fusion
    7.Tucano Microfiber Sleeve MacBook Air
    8.Mac Pro
    9.iWork '08
    10.iMac 20
     
  18. Maui19 macrumors regular

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    If you read the business press (www.google.com), the MacBook Air is considered a VERY successful launch. Sales exceeded expectations, and there was little canabalization of the existing MacBook line. The MacBook Air launch played an important role in the Apple's 51% increase in Mac sales in the first quarter.

    That said, the projection was for 150,000 units sold, which may be why you don't see one at every Starbucks. Of course, at $2,500 a pop, the MBA generated revenue in excess of $375 million for Apple (not including accessories, etc.). I'd say the launch was a home run for Apple.
     
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  20. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    I paid $1799 for mine:D Did you come up with an average of the SSD/HDD model for the $2500? I think the HDD is outselling the SSD's by 4 to 1.
     
  21. mtk75 macrumors newbie

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    Even at $2000 a pop, it's $300 million. Still nothing to sneeze at... ;)

    -Matt
     
  22. otep1760 macrumors regular

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    lol
     
  23. Foxer macrumors 65816

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    No. They haven't sold a single one in the whole world.
     
  24. mykoljay macrumors member

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    I am too surprised that I haven't seen more of these, especially since I live in manhattan where everyone seems to carry apple products. Perhaps too many already had the macbook, or maybe I'm hanging out in the wrong coffee shops. anyhow, I've seen maybe 2 (and one was in paris).

    you know what - i bet its because everyone is so used to 'seeing' people with ipods and iphones. It could be that there are 5 people next to you right now with a mba in there bag. (like me)
     
  25. Blackmaclover macrumors newbie

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    I highly doubt that;)
     

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