iPad Software Update, MacBook Air Upgrades Coming - Reports

"Well placed" sources have allegedly spotted listings that would refer to new MacBook Air models

By on May 11th, 2010 12:54 GMT
Several sources mention the upcoming availability of a new iPad software update after coming across an updated support document at Apple’s website. The Mac maker does claim that it will address Wi-Fi connectivity issues via a future software update, although it doesn’t specify a date. While this is confirmation from Apple itself, others claim the company is on the verge of introducing new MacBook Air models, which isn't at all certain. The sources are actually in doubt as to whether their findings hint at Cinema Displays, rather than laptops.

First things first…

In a Knowledge base article (TS3304) entitled “iPad: Issues connecting to Wi-Fi networks,” Apple acknowledges that, “A very small number of iPad users have experienced issues with Wi-Fi connectivity. This article outlines workarounds for these issues.” “Apple will also address remaining Wi-Fi connectivity issues with a future iPad software update,” Apple confirms and proceeds with offering steps to resolve said wireless issues.

The iPad software update will most likely carry version number 3.2.1, and may also be released for iPad 3G owners, to deliver additional improvements.

As far as the MacBook Air rumors go, World of Apple cites its Australian counterpart as saying that updated versions of Apple’s ultra-thin notebook may be introduced as soon as tomorrow. “It is being rumoured that the MacBook Air could see an update as soon as tomorrow. Macworld.com.au is citing a ‘well placed source’ who has identified at least one new model number as MC516LL/A K87 BETTER BTR-USA,” the report reads.

Although “several thousand” units of this rumored new MacBook Air are allegedly moving towards Australia as you are reading these lines, “Australian Macworld is unsure whether the product number actually refers to a 27-inch LED Cinema Display,” World of Apple notes, to our disappointment. It remains to be seen whether Apple will be pulling its online store for maintenance tomorrow. If so, expect this rumor to materialize. Softpedia will be keeping close watch to report any changes that may occur on Apple’s website.

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