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A new report claims Apple’s manufacturing partners will begin cranking out the long-rumored 12-inch MacBook Air sometime in the third quarter.
Microsoft is offering up to $650 in store credit for select MacBook Air models. The offer is part of an effort to get MacBook Air owners to trade in their laptops and switch to Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3.
Apple has released an EFI firmware update for its late-model MacBook Air lineup. The update – coming close on the heels of an SMC update for mid-2013 MacBook Air models – fixes a memory-related issue that can cause the machines to randomly reboot.
Intel’s CEO has promised that the company’s next generation “Broadwell” CPUs will arrive in PCs by the holiday season. However, it looks to be a crapshoot as to whether they’ll make it inside any of Apple’s Mac lineup by the end of the year…
Earlier today we told you of an expected MacBook Air update due to debut in stores tomorrow. We now have additional info on the update, and there doesn’t look like there will be much to get excited about.
New MacBook Air laptops are likely to debut in store on Tuesday. “Multiple sources” say shipments of the new MacBook Airs have begun arriving in large quantities in Apple Stores around the U.S.
A new report from MacGeneration – citing the ever popular “reliable sources” – says Apple may be planning on updating its MacBook Air lineup as early as next week.
DigiTimes is at it again, reporting that supply chain sources are telling them that Apple is gearing up to release new MacBook models in 2014, which includes a MacBook Air with Retina Display.
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Apple has released a critical update today for the mid-2012 MacBook Air. The update, entitled MacBook Air Flash Storage Firmware Update 1.1, is intended to check the build-in SSD drive in the MacBook Air for “an issue that may result in data loss”. The tool tests the drive, and if it checks out, installs new firmware.
Apple has just released a new EFI software update for their latest mid-2013 MacBook Air models. The firmware update is meant to address minor issues related to Boot Camp compatibility with Windows 8.
Apple released SMC firmware updates today for the MacBook Air (mid 2012 and mid 2013 models), the MacBook Pro (mid 2012 models), the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display (late 2012) models, and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display (mid 2012) models. All updates address battery issues.
An Iowa high school has announced it will provide each of its students in grades 9 through 12 with an 11-inch MacBook Air. Ames High School will provide the Apple notebook computer to the students for use through the 2013 school year.
U.K.-based Apple magazine MacFormat is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, and has produced lots of interesting dual-decade-spanning coverage to go along with it. The latest gem, which MacFormat was kind enough to share with us, is a roundup of the The top 20 Apple products of the past 20 years.
Apple released the first software update for their new 2013 MacBook Airs late last week, fixing issues with unreliable WiFi connections, as well as an issue that caused severe screen flickering for some users when using Adobe Photoshop.