A note on the Support / Downloads area of Apple’s web site indicates that MacBook Air Late 2010 models are in need of an update in order to function properly, despite the fact that the system has just been released. The computer appears to be suffering from an issue where it becomes unresponsive while playing a video in iMovie, or after waking from sleep when connected to an external display.
reads:About MacBook Air (Late 2010) Software Update 1.0
This update fixes a few graphics issues including:
- Resolves an issue where the system becomes unresponsive while playing back a movie trailer in iMovie.
- Resolves an issue where the system becomes unresponsive after waking from sleep when an external display is connected.
This update is recommended for users of all MacBook Air notebooks manufactured in late 2010.
The Mac maker then links
to an additional Support document, where it outlines that “MacBook Air (Late 2010) Software Update 1.0 resolves an issue where a MacBook Air (Late 2010) computer may become unresponsive while playing back movie trailers in iMovie.”
“The update also addresses an issue where the computer may become unresponsive after waking from sleep when an external display is connected and also contains general graphics performance updates,” Apple elaborates.
The company instructs early MacBook Air adopters to open Software Update by choosing the Apple () menu, then choose Software Update, in order to download and install the MacBook Air (Late 2010) Software Update 1.0.
Apple asks customers to note that “this update will only install on MacBook Air (Late 2010) computers. The update is not intended for other Intel-based Mac computers,” the technote adds.
Available in 11-inch and 13-inch versions and weighing 2.3 pounds, the new MacBook Air is Apple’s lightest notebook. It uses the same solid state storage technology as the iPad.
Thanks to SSD-based storage, and other enhancements, the Air delivers instant-on responsiveness, up to seven hours of battery life, and up to 30 days of standby time.
The device starts at $999 for the 11-inch version with a 1.4 GHz processor, 2GB of memory, and 64GB of flash storage.Download MacBook Air (Late 2010) Software Update (Free)