Apple released a software update for MacBook Air models shipped this week, targeting graphics stability and flash (storage) performance, as well as the systems’ graphical output when used with external monitors.
MacBook Air (Mid 2012) Software Update 1.0 is to be applied on the newest MacBook Air computers – the mid-2012 models.
Apple markets and sells several configurations in the 11-inch and 13-inch range with different amounts of storage and memory. The Mac makers have designed this software update to work with all configurations.
“This update is recommended for MacBook Air (mid 2012) models,” reads a memo on Apple’s Downloads page.
Apple mistakenly lists 1.06 GB as the size for the DMG file, though, in reality, it’s only about 170MB large. It’s still e hefty package, which requires a few minutes of your precious time to install. However, according to the company headquartered at 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California, you want to install this update.
“The update includes fixes that improve graphics stability, flash performance, and external display support,” the technical note adds.
To be noted that Apple is referring to the flash storage (SSD), not the performance of Adobe’s Flash player on MacBook Airs.
The new MacBook Air features the latest Core i5 and Core i7 dual-core processors, new integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 (up to 60 percent faster than the previous solutions), and flash storage, which reads and writes data up to four times faster than traditional (platter-based) hard disk drives, which means your Air offers instant-on performance.
Apple is shipping these babies with a standard 4GB of memory. The RAM is also a faster version than the previous generation model.
Finally, mid-2012 MacBook Airs also feature a new FaceTime HD camera that does 720p high-def video. Download MacBook Air (Mid 2012) Software Update 1.0 (Free)