Save an additional 3% on all MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros: Apple Price Guides updated July 26th (exclusive coupons)

Topic: MacBook Air

Users report install, crashing issues with latest MacBook Air EFI update

07/22/2014, 08:07 pm

It appears Apple's most recent EFI update for mid-2011 Mac Book Air models contains a bug that in some cases fails to install, or more seriously creates system crashes.

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New Apple ad shows off sticker-clad MacBook Airs, calls it 'the notebook people love'

07/21/2014, 10:07 pm

Apple on Monday published a short 30-second commercial featuring a number of MacBook Airs dressed up in stickers and decals, with each customized thin-and-light reflecting the personality of its owner.

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Apple issues MacBook Air EFI update to address wake from sleep problems on mid-2011 models

07/21/2014, 05:07 pm

Apple on Monday posted an EFI update for its thin-and-light MacBook Air, addressing two wake from sleep issues including a rare problem that causes the computer's fans to spin at full speed unnecessarily.

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Rumor: 12" Retina MacBook Air may be pushed back to 2015, next-gen models hit production in August

07/18/2014, 09:07 pm

Rumors out of Taiwan on Friday claim Apple's anticipated 12-inch MacBook Air may be delayed into 2015 due to processor supply constraints, but release of the next-generation 11-inch and 13-inch models will be on time as partner suppliers in East Asia are receiving parts for mass production.

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Deals: 7-10% off CTO Retina MacBook Pros, $859 13" MacBook Air; $101 off 32GB AT&T iPad Airs, $350 off iPhone 5 refurbs

07/18/2014, 01:07 pm

With the back-to-school season nearing full-swing, AI's Price Guides and Deal Tracker continue to rack up exclusive, industry-low prices on many of Apple's most popular Macs, iPads and iPhones. This include 7-10% instant saving on dozens of custom configured MacBook Pros with Retina display, sub-$860 13-inch MacBook Airs, $200-$350 off Apple Certified Refurbished iPhone 5 handsets, and $100 off 32GB AT&T iPad Airs.

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Killer Deal: Save up to $250 on Apple's latest Macs plus get a 3-Year AppleCare Protection Plan for free (now with iMacs, Mac Pros & Mac minis)

07/14/2014, 04:07 pm

As part of its ongoing effort to deliver the lowest prices anywhere on Apple's Macs and iOS devices, AppleInsider's is teaming up with Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama to give away 3-Year AppleCare Protection Plans with the purchase of each Mac during the month of July. When combined with instant discounts of up to $250 on the Macs themselves, plus added tax-savings benefits in 48 of 50 states, the average savings from this promotion range from $300 and $800 off MSRP.

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Rumor: Apple's 12-inch MacBook Air to enter production in Q3

06/24/2014, 02:06 am

A report out of East Asia on Tuesday claims Apple's partner manufacturers will begin production of the long-rumored 12-inch MacBook Air sometime in the third quarter.

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With dearth of major chip upgrades from Intel, Apple opts for cheaper Macs in 2014

06/18/2014, 09:06 am

Apple fans hoping for significant Mac upgrades have been disappointed thus far in 2014, thanks in part to a lack of next-generation chips from Intel. That trend continued on Wednesday with the launch of a new low-end iMac that's focused on price rather than specs.

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Best Buy student coupons cut new MacBook Airs to record low $650, Retina iPad minis to $300 [u]

06/18/2014, 11:06 pm

Best Buy for the next few weeks is serving up coupons to students that knock $150 off Apple's MacBooks & iMacs, and $50 off iPad Airs and iPad minis -- effectively dropping the entry-level buy-in cost to owning a MacBook to $650 and an iPad (mini with Retina display) to $330. [Update: Best Buy has now cut WiFi iPad mini even further, yielding $300 16GB models with student coupons]

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Apple issues MacBook Air EFI update to address random reboots, sleep/wake reliability

06/10/2014, 05:06 pm

One day after Apple released an SMC update for 2013 MacBook Airs, the company on Tuesday issued an EFI firmware update for late-model machines, fixing a memory-related problem that can cause systems to randomly reboot.

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Apple issues MacBook Air SMC update to fix battery drain issues

06/09/2014, 05:06 pm

Apple on Monday released a new system management controller (SMC) for its MacBook Air line of ultraportables, targeting an issues related to unexpected battery drain experienced by some mid-2013 models.

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Killer Deals: $89-$109 off iPad Airs, up to $300 off MacBook Pros, up to $200 off MacBook Airs, more...

06/09/2014, 11:06 pm

Post WWDC Monday has delivered a number of killer Apple-related deals from the company's partners, including $70 off 16GB iPad minis with Retina display, $200-$300 off a number of high-end MacBook Pros with Retina display, 11-inch MacBook Airs for $799, 13-inch MacBook Airs for $899, Apple TV and iTunes Gift Card bundles, iTunes Gift Card discounts, price-slashed unlocked iPads and more.

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Intel CEO says next-gen 'Broadwell' CPUs will launch by end of 2014

05/19/2014, 08:05 am

Whether or not they power any of Apple's 2014 Mac lineup, Intel's next-generation chips dubbed "Broadwell" will arrive in PCs this holiday season, the company's CEO has promised.

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Deals: 22 new MacBook Airs & MacBook Pro models in stock at lowest prices anywhere

05/12/2014, 11:05 pm

Nearly two dozen configurations of Apple's new 11- and 13-inch MacBook Airs are now in stock and available to ship from Apple's reseller channel at the lowest prices anywhere, with tax savings to boot. Meanwhile, another two dozen MacBook Pro configurations -- some with fresh price drops -- are also now available with the same cost-saving benefits, as are a few remaining Air closeouts starting at just $780.

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Best Buy now offering lowest pre-tax prices on Apple's 2013 & 2014 MacBook Airs, starting at $759

05/04/2014, 12:05 pm

With last week's release of new and cheaper MacBook Air models, authorized Apple reseller Best Buy has undercut those prices, offering discounts on the latest refresh, as well as deep price cuts on the previous-generation models, which now start at just $759 plus tax.

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How to get the lowest prices on Apple's MacBook Airs with models starting at $799

05/01/2014, 04:05 pm

Following a near six-month lull, Apple this week kicked off its 2014 Mac product introductions with an update to its MacBook Airs that transitioned the portables into the the company's most affordable mainstream notebooks yet. Here's how to save even more on the new models with exclusive discount coupons and tax-saving options. Meanwhile, 2013 Airs remaining in the channel are selling for $799 and $899 in 11- and 13-inch configurations, respectively, while supplies last.

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2014 MacBook Air benchmarks show slight performance boost from faster Intel chips

04/30/2014, 11:04 am

The first of Apple's newly released MacBook Air units have already been put to the test, revealing a relatively minor boost to the thin-and-light notebook lineup's horsepower thanks to slightly faster Intel Haswell processors.

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$899 MacBook Air taps Apple into massive $63B-per-year notebook market

04/30/2014, 10:04 am

Apple's new entry-level 11-inch MacBook Air is the company's most affordable notebook in its history --an aggressive pricing move that one analyst has predicted will help the Mac further eat away at the largest segment of the existing Windows PC market.

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Deals: Save $200 on 2013 MacBook Airs while supplies last; prices start at $799

04/29/2014, 11:04 pm

Apple's minor revamp of the MacBook Air lineup has triggered price drops of up to $200 on several of last year's models -- all of which are identical to the models introduced Tuesday with the exception of a 100MHz speed bump on the four standard retail configurations.

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MacBook Air refresh delivers most affordable mass-market notebooks in Apple history

04/29/2014, 08:04 am

While Apple's MacBook Air update was issued on Tuesday with little fanfare, the refreshed machines represent something of a milestone for the company, which is now offering a mass-market $899 notebook for the first time ever. AppleInsider offers a brief history of Mac notebook pricing, from the very first Macintosh Portable until today.

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