Uh-oh. Some early Macbook Air adopters are starting to report problems of seeing video anomalies and kernel panics with the new 11-inch and 13-inch models of the Macbook Air, which could possibly have something to do with sleep/wake issues.
Barely a week old, and already Apple’s entry-level $999 11.6-inch MacBook Air ship times are slipping. The reviews have been great and the diminutive laptop is in demand, but can Apple keep up with the sales?
Let’s say you bought one of the swanky new 11.6-inch MacBook Air base models -- you know, the one with a mere 64GB of storage. Now you’ve realized that your iPhoto library alone will consume a huge chunk of that. What to do? Soon you may be able to upgrade to 256GB -- and keep your old 64GB as a USB 3.0 flash drive.
Whether the two hipster dudes featured in this video are doing it ironically or just for the lulz, here at Mac|Life we really don't see the point of blowing up a perfectly good machine. Honestly, they should have just donated it to the Mac|Life labs fund and we would have put the Air to good use.
The MacBook Air is thin, sleek and sexy, and we're not just talking about its chassis. Inside, there's a ton of metal and wires that make of the beefy innards of this relatively small notebook. iFixit did a tear down of the MacBook Air 11" model, and dissected each and every component contained inside the system. Here's a quick summary of what they discovered.
Flash-based storage is expensive. The average user's media collection is expansive. With this being the case, will the MacBook Air, a device that Steve Jobs has called the future of notebooks, be able to stand up to the hype Apple's built around it? In a word, maybe. Much of the refreshed line of diminutive notebook's success, as well as the success any other SSD-based hardware, may teeter upon whether or not Apple has an ace up their sleeve.
It seems inevitable that after a major product announcement like the twin MacBook Air models released by Apple on Wednesday, early adopters always find some bugaboo to complain about. This time it’s a most curious one, since the new diskless models are shipping without Adobe Flash installed.