Buying new MB Air - known issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by majkom, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. majkom macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    Hi, so, are there only these two known issues with new macbook air?

    1. WiFI problems - dropping connections and switching to n instead of ac after sleep

    - can anyone running Mavericks developers preview confirm this problem is gone with Mavericks, or not?
    - or, if anyone with new MB air participates in that voluntary apple seed program, does that tested update resolves the issue, or not?

    2. display flickering with some applications (adobe PS, parallels, vm ware)
    - again, does it occur under OS X Mavericks?

    Simply, can anyone confirm this is just SW issue that will be easily solved, or it may be HW issue and my potential brand new mb air will be crippled?

    Are there any other known issues?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Those two seem to be the issues mentioned most here on the forums. I suspect both will be fixable with a firmware update. There is already a test update out for the wifi issue, and forum members are reporting the fix worked.
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Most likely the wifi is a software issue. The flickering I know was reported as a problem in PS, but it seems isolated. I think the real only issue is wifi that would concern me. Otherwise, I buy machines and don't search for issues like some people.
  4. majkom thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    so both issues seems to be pretty much solvable by sw update? if so, i will order one tonight:)

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