Apple has released a new update for their most recent MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models (released in June 2012). Update 2.0 is intended to offer graphics performance improvements, as well as USB compatibility improvements.
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JK Rowling is the most successful author of all time, and while product endorsements aren’t common, she certainly made a point of giving credit to the Macbook Air.
Environmental standards group EPEAT, which rates electronics for their environmental friendliness, has cleared five ultrathin laptops, including Apple’s MacBook Air, as conforming to its “green” standards.
Apple has seemingly put a lot of focus into making it’s products thinner and lighter, especially with the latest iPhone, and if a report from Digitimes is to be believed, it could also be reducing the thickness of the backlighted keyboard in the Macbook Pro and Air as soon as 2013.
WWDC was only in June, but as of today we’re already seeing refurbished 2012 Macbook Airs and Pros hit the refurbished section in the Apple online store.
Apple’s Power nap feature didn’t work as planned when Mountain Lion was first released, leaving many compatible Macs without the cool new feature. Apple has begun fixing that by releasing updates for compatible Macs.
Following the release of the new 2012 MacBook Air models, an iFixit teardown noted that Apple had altered the design of the blade SSD in the new models. OWC has now announced the first SSD upgrades designed for the 2012 MacBook Airs.
Apple has released a software update for June 2012 models of the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. The update is a bug fix that improves compatibility with some USB devices, and fixes an issue that can lead to increased CPU power consumption.
A number of MacBook Air owners are reporting audio issues when connecting their laptops to Apple’s Thunderbolt display. They complain of static, distortion, and crackling coming from the speakers built into the display.
Sales of Ultrabooks, the PC world’s “challenger” to Apple’s popular MacBook Air have fallen short. Shipments of the thin and light Windows laptops are falling significantly short of what Intel had hoped for.
Ultrabook PC makers are reported to be facing legal threats from Apple over Ultrabook designs that resemble the MacBook Air.
Everyone likes a little luxury in their lives, and why not extend that to your MacBook Air? If you can also protect it from scratches at the same time, all the better. Twelve South has been kind enough to let us try out their SurfacePad for the MacBook Air.
The Retina Display MacBook Pro has been released, and from all reports its a hit. It’s in short supply, and currently there is a 3-4 week waiting period. What does the new MacBook Pro mean for Apple? How’s $1 billion in pure profit sound?
Supplies of metal chassis for Ultrabook PC notebooks remains constrained as Apple has locked up most of the available capacity from vendors.
Following updates to the newly released 2012 MacBook Pros, Apple has just released the first software update for the new 2012 MacBook Air, featuring a numer of fixes to ensure the best performance of the new device.
All the new MacBooks unveiled at WWDC have now been benchmarked using Geekbench, and some pretty interesting results have emerged.