UPGRADE POSSIBLE: from "1.0" MBA to 2.0 MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by alpinadvl, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. alpinadvl macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2008
    I think this may be on a lot of users minds,

    I first want to state, that for 80% of my uses the air (1.0) is perfect, but that other 20% - and that really is the more important stuff to me - it just suffers from core shutdown, fans over-revving, overheating... not pleasant (especially the choppy video playback)....

    It seems like MBA 2.0 is what MBA 1.0 should have been... (can someone please tell me why they didnt add another speaker to the air? lol...)


    How possible is this going to be at the apple store? I know in the past they do a case-by-case basis and in some circumstances they just do either a swap, or offer a free upgrade to newer generation.. ANY suggestions ?

    Thanks, alf

    (ps: I know Rev.A users always take a risk.... i am not looking for something excessive, just how can apple justify that everything on the computer works as advertised with the exception of video playback (itunes video) ?...... also, I have a 64 SSD/1.8 MBA)
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    If you bought it within 14 days, you can return it.

    Other than that, don't expect anything.
  3. six.four macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2008
    tallest skil said pretty much all of it.

    The only other chance of you getting a free upgrade is if they ran out of first gen MBA's, which is not likely to happen, so you're back to just what tallest skil said.
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    I hope they give you nothing. I don't see why they should.
  5. zer0tails macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2008
    getting an upgrade is not excessive? Haha I wonder what excessive would be then.

    If you don't think Apple can justify that everything works on the air as advertised..It sounds to me like lawsuit time :p
  6. queshy macrumors 68040


    Apr 2, 2005
  7. chewbaccacabra macrumors regular


    Mar 20, 2008
    Maybe a $100 store credit with enough bitching? ;)
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I agree there. Basically you've lived with the machine for an unspecified amount of time and now you want an upgrade.

    When I bought a truck they completely redesigned the body <9 months later. I went in for an upgrade and guess want? I was told to go pound sand.
  9. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2005
    Yes, The Macbook Air should of been a quad core machine with a GTX 280 graphic card with 1TB SSD and not a 3G but 4G in it.

    I hope they do not give it to you.
  10. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

    NC MacGuy

    Feb 9, 2005
    The good side of the grass.
    Realistically, if you had history complaining to Apple and had a few Genius appointments or they did work on your machine to try and fix it, you might have a chance. If you never complained to Apple until the new ones came out, you don't deserve jack crap.
  11. CalMin macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2007

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