The company's newest laptop, which CEO Steve Jobs called the "world's thinnest" computer when he unveiled it two weeks ago at San Francisco's Macworld, is shipping as of today, Apple said. The 3-lb. portable, which retails for $1,799 in its base configuration with a 1.6-GHz IntelCore 2 Duo processor, 2GB of memory and a 13.3-in. LED-backlit display, is also supposed to be available at retail, in both the company's own stores and its resellers.
'Supposed to be' is the key phrase. A survey of Apple Stores shows no inventory. But the store employees were very interested to hear that end users had been shipped MBAs, as this told them they would get theirs soon as well!