The MacBook Air can be difficult to find in stock right now but there are ways to get one right now if you find yourself in desperate need of a new device.
As we push through the summer, demand for Apple’s new MacBook Air is still extremely high and the company has had trouble keeping the devices in stock for immediate shipping.
Right now, those looking to buy the new MacBook Air are seeing shipping times pushed into late August and early September. It’s unclear when these issues might subside given the ongoing issues with the supply chain. It could take weeks, or perhaps even months, before shipping times improve.
If you’re able to find the MacBook Air model you want, and you want your new computer in your hands as soon as possible, it’s a good idea to place an order right now if you’re able.
While some MacBook Air models might not ship until late August or September, you might be able to find them for in-store pickup at Apple or another retailer if you’re persistent.
While retailers might have MacBook Air stock on hand, it’s hard to determine how much inventory each store will have. Heading into a store to buy one is a gamble.
If you’re having trouble finding your top choice in stock, you’ll want to track MacBook Air stock at Apple and its retailer partners to see if you can find what you’re looking for.
In this guide, we will help you find a new MacBook Air in stock at Apple or your favorite retailer. You can try calling a store to inquire about the inventory on hand, but you may just want to order online where you can see the device’s estimated delivery date.
How to Find the MacBook Air in Stock
Fortunately, you can quickly check for MacBook Air stock from your computer or your phone.
The easiest way is to check for stock is via Apple’s website or the company’s Apple Store application. The website and the app allow you to check for stock at individual Apple Stores.
To do this, choose the MacBook Air model you want to buy and enter your local zip code. The site or app will show you what’s available for in-store pickup.
Right now you’ll probably notice that most models are currently unavailable for in-store pickup. That said, we expect to see new stock emerge in the weeks ahead so you’ll want to check daily if you can.
If you are unable to secure the MacBook Air model you want at Apple, and you don’t want to wait weeks for delivery, you’ll want to check out various retailers.
Retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart might show you a much faster delivery date even though Apple’s delivery estimates are far out.
- Check MacBook Air Stock at Amazon
- Check MacBook Air Stock at Best Buy
- Check MacBook Air Stock at Walmart
- Check for MacBook Air Stock at StockX
If you can’t find the model you want and you’re really desperate, you may want to check out resellers like eBay for additional MacBook Air stock.
The new MacBook Air models are on sale at resale sites though you’ll likely need to pay a premium if you want to skip the wait. You also may have to settle for a configuration that isn’t at the top of your shopping list.
Install macOS Monterey 12.6 for Better Security
If security is important to you, think about installing the macOS Monterey 12.6 update right away.
macOS Monterey 12.6 has a grand total of 8 security patches on board. These are vital to protecting you and your data from harm. For more information about these changes, check out Apple's rundown.
As for older macOS updates, macOS Monterey 12.5.1 had a pair of important security patches on board and you can read about them in detail right here.
The macOS Monterey 12.5 update brought 50 important security patches with it and they will help protect you and your device from harm. If you want to learn more, head over to Apple's website.
macOS Monterey 12.4 delivered 50+ security patches. If you're interested in the details, you'll want to head on over to the company's security site.
macOS Monterey 12.3.1 brought two security patches to Mac users. You can read more about them over on Apple's website.
Apple's macOS Monterey 12.3 update had 40+ security patches on board. If you want to learn more about these upgrades, you can check the particulars over on Apple's security site.
The macOS Monterey 12.2.1 update brought an important patch to Mac users. You can learn more about the patch over at Apple's security site.
Apple's macOS Monterey 12.2 update had 13 security patches on board. If you're interested in the details, head on over to Apple's website to learn more.
macOS Monterey 12.1 included 40+ new security patches to Macs. You can read all about them over on the company's security site.
Microsoft says it discovered a new 'Powerdir' vulnerability lurking in macOS. Powerdir allows "an attacker to bypass the operating system’s Transparency, Consent, and Control (TCC) technology, thereby gaining unauthorized access to a user’s protected data." Fortunately, Apple patched up the issue in macOS Monterey 12.1.
macOS Monterey 12.1 also included some important upgrades to privacy. The software delivered Apple's communication safety features for kids. You'll find these features in the Messages app, in Siri, in Spotlight, and in Search.
If you're moving up from macOS Big Sur, you'll also get macOS Monterey 12.0.1's 30+ security patches when you update. If you're interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple's website.
In addition to those patches, the macOS Monterey update comes with additional security and privacy upgrades.
If you're an Apple Card user, you'll now get a security code that changes regularly to use when you make online transactions.
Apple's also included a built-in authenticator that's similar to Google Authenticator. This will let you generate verification codes for enhanced sign-in security under your Passwords.
New Mail Privacy Protection helps prevent senders from tracking your Mail activity and there's a new recording indicator in Control Center for apps that are accessing your mic.
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