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 iOS 16.7 for Better Security
If security is important to you, think about installing Apple's iOS 16.7 update on your iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus right away.
iOS 16.7 isn't a huge upgrade, but the software has three security patches on board and you can learn more about them right here.
As for older updates, iOS 16.6.1 brought two important security patches to iPhone. If you're interested in what they patch up, here's Apple's guide.
The iOS 16.6 update delivered 16 security patches. For more information about the changes, check out Apple's rundown.
iOS 16.5.1 brought two security patches to iPhone users If you want to learn more, head on over to Apple's website.
The company's iOS Security Response 16.5.1 (c) update also included a security update and you can learn more about it right here.
iOS 16.5 brought a ton of security patches to the iPhone. You can find out more about them over on Apple's security site.
iOS 16.4.1 included two security upgrades . You can learn more about the pair right here.
Apple's iOS 16.4 update had a substantial number of patches on board. You can read about them in detail over on Apple's security site.
The iOS 16.3.1 update had three security patches on board including one for an actively exploited vulnerability. For more on the security contents of iOS 16.3.1, check out Apple's security page.
iOS 16.3 brought 10+ new security patches with it and you can learn more about all of those right here.
In addition, the software came with support for physical security keys for Apple ID. These will beef up your account security by requiring a physical security key as part of the two factor authentication sign in process. Learn more about the change right here.
If you skipped iOS 16.2, you'll get its changes with iOS 16.7. iOS 16.2 brought a ton of important security patches with it and you can dig into the details on Apple's security site.
The update also brought end-to-end encryption to iCloud, iMessage, iPhone backups, Notes, Photos, and more. If you want to learn more about it, head over to Apple's guide.
If you decided to missed iOS 16.1.2, you'll get its solitary security patch with your upgrade. Learn more about it right here.
If you skipped iOS 16.1.1, you'll get its security patches when you upgrade. You can learn more about them right here.
If you missed the iOS 16.1 update, it brought 19 security patches to the iPhone and you can learn about the particulars of those over on Apple's website.
If you failed to download iOS 16.0.3, it had one security patch on board, a fix for a potential exploit within the Mail app. For more about the fix, check out Apple's security site.
If you're still running iOS 15 your iPhone, you'll get a bunch of other patches when you upgrade.
iOS 16.0 brought a ton of security patches to the iPhone. If you're interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple's security website.
In addition to those patches, iOS 16 brings some additional enhancements to privacy and security including Safety Check which, according to Apple, will help "people in domestic or intimate partner violence situations review and reset the access they’ve granted others."
The feature also resets system privacy permissions for apps and restricts Messages and FaceTime to the device on hand.
Apple's also made some improvements to Passkeys in Safari. iOS 16 brings a brand new sign-in method that's end-to-end encrypted and safe from phishing and data leaks.
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