New MacBook Air 2012 - A couple of issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Wynand32, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. Wynand32, Jul 13, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2012

    Wynand32 macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2012
    Okay, so, I just received my 2012 MacBook Air (i5/8GB/256GB), and have run into a couple of issues. Hoping someone can help:

    1. I set it up using my standard Apple ID, i.e., the one I purchased with, the one I use with my iPad, etc. However, as I try to update a couple of built-in apps (iPhoto and iMovie), I'm presented with a message that I need to log into the account that the apps were purchased with in order to update. Any ideas:

    2. My machine is taking an inordinate amount of time to boot, specifically fully 35 seconds of gray screen before the Apple logo pops up and then another 10 seconds until I'm presented with the login screen. That doesn't seem right...

    Edit: I found a reference to specifying a startup disk in System Preferences, and I did that. Now, mine boots as quickly as I expected. I suppose my question now is: why did I have to configure that setting on a brand new machine?

  2. tonyshaker macrumors member

    Feb 6, 2012

    Hey man Im no expert in computers but i had the Exact issue and i Also have apple care so i gave them a call and they just blamed the lion software but after two recommended reboots it was working like a power horse. the only difference i have from you is The fact i have a 512GB SSD but that would not really change much when you approach this issue.;)
    By the way I didnt change any settings all i did is reboot twice and thats it.
  3. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    Did you migrate from another machine? Perhaps it did something to the startup disk settings.

    As for the Apple ID, the iLife suite that comes with your Mac is tied to the Apple ID that you used to set it up. The first time you open up the App Store, the 3 iLife Apps request to be updated. Type in your Apple ID and you should be able to accept the updates.
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    as far as 2, i have no idea. In reference to 1, any time you buy or update an app you have to enter this data
  5. Wynand32 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2012
    Thanks for the responses!

    Nope, didn't migrate from another machine.

    Weird thing is, I did enter my Apple ID when I first started, the same one that the App Store is setup to use, and the one that I enter when it asks me to verify my account. Still get the message.

    So, how does one go about doing a factory reset (i.e., all the way to the initial configuration)?
  6. GREEN4U macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2010
    Regarding #2 - I think you just have a lemon. BTO macs from online are notoriously worse than the ones in the store. Seems they ship more lemons.

    - years of bad personal experiences and 3 yrs as an apple retail specialist.
  7. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    You can enter Lion Recovery by rebooting and holding down CMD-R and then format and reinstall Lion, but that's fairly drastic.

    Maybe call Apple Support and ask them what might be happening with the ID.
  8. Wynand32 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2012
    Yep, calling support seems like the next step. Thanks!
  9. asting macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2012
    I think mine does it typically under 10 seconds, closer to 5.
  10. Wynand32 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2012
    Yes, for some reason I just needed to set the system disk in System Preferences. It's now booting in under 10 seconds like it should.

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