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Topic: MacBook Air

Briefly: Windows Phone 7 US launch, Mac OS X 10.6.5 beta, Adobe Flash defended

11/09/2010, 02:11 am

Monday's U.S. launch of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 was mixed, with some stores selling out and others selling just a handful of units. Apple has released another Mac OS X 10.6.5 beta, and Adobe's CTO defended Flash battery performance, claiming that the test was flawed and that Apple is inciting "negative campaigning" against Flash.

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Toshiba announces MacBook Air solid state drives available for sale

11/08/2010, 08:11 am

Toshiba this week announced that its Blade X-gale SSD series -- the same product first introduced in the new MacBook Air -- is now available for mass market sales, potentially bringing up to 256GB of storage to devices like tablets and laptops, and allowing Apple users easier upgrades.

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Flash-converting iPhone Skyfire browser to be released in 'batches'

11/05/2010, 08:11 pm

After initial demand for the Skyfire for iPhone app, a browser that converts Flash videos, overwhelmed the company's servers, Skyfire has announced that it will release the app in 'batches.'

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Dropping Adobe Flash boosts Apple's MacBook Air battery life by 2 hours

11/04/2010, 05:11 pm

Apple has stopped bundling Adobe Flash on new Macs, ostensibly so users could obtain the latest, secure version themselves, but vastly increased battery life seems to be another leading reason.

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Internal Apple memo says software fix for MacBook Air displays coming

11/04/2010, 09:11 am

A memo allegedly leaked from Apple's internal company support system confirms display issues experienced by some owners of the new MacBook Air, and says that an upcoming software update will fix the problems.

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Apple forecast to sell 100M iPhones, 48M iPads in 2011

11/03/2010, 01:11 am

Predicted to grow by "nearly 100 percent" year-over-year, Apple is planning to produce as many as 48 million iPads and 100 million iPhones next year, according to one analyst.

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Some of Apple's new MacBook Airs exhibiting issues with logic board, display

11/02/2010, 08:11 pm

Early adopters of Apple's new MacBook Air are reporting a variety of issues, including faulty logic boards, display issues and kernel panics, after two weeks of usage.

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TSA clears Apple's 11-inch MacBook Air to stay in carry-on at airports

10/28/2010, 03:10 pm

Owners of Apple's new 11-inch MacBook Air will not have to remove the thin-and-light notebook from their bag at security checkpoints in U.S. airports, the Transportation Security Administration has announced.

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Mossberg: Apple's new MacBook Air offers iPad-like experience

10/28/2010, 11:10 am

Technology journalist Walt Mossberg has reviewed Apple's new MacBook Air notebooks, and has given both the 11-inch and 13-inch models high praise for offering the long battery life and instant-on capabilities found in the iPad.

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Apple's hot selling 11-inch MacBook Air sees shipping times slip

10/27/2010, 09:10 am

New orders of the $999 11.6-inch MacBook Air are now estimated to ship within 1 to 3 business days, suggesting demand for the entry-level version of Apple's new thin-and-light notebook lineup has been greatest in the first week of sales.

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Benchmarks show Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air comparable to MacBook Pro

10/26/2010, 03:10 pm

Performance of Apple's new thin-and-light 13-inch MacBook Air is comparable to the notebook's 13-inch MacBook Pro counterpart, according to a new series of benchmark tests.

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Apple's new 11" MacBook Air a "much faster iPad" or "much slower MacBook Pro"

10/25/2010, 12:10 pm

The first benchmarks on Apple's new MacBook Airs have hit the web, revealing that the 13.3-inch models trail the company's similarly-sized MacBook Pros by a small margin while the 11.6-inch models fall far shorter in processing power, and may be more appropriately categorized as a larger, faster iPad.

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First look: Apple's new 11 and 13 inch MacBook Air

10/22/2010, 05:10 pm

Apple's newly revised MacBook Air borrows design cues from iPad to deliver an even lighter and smaller design, with higher resolution displays and long battery life. The new Airs also have more ports that are easier to access and hit price points that make it difficult for buyers to choose between the new models and the existing entry level MacBook, and the faster and more expandable MacBook Pros.

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Apple's new MacBook Airs predicted to sell 700K during holidays

10/22/2010, 03:10 pm

Apple's new 11.6- and 13.3-inch MacBook Air models are expected to be a major boon for Mac sales this holiday season, with one firm forecasting sales of 700,000 in the quarter, and a Wall Street analyst anticipating gross margins of about 32 percent.

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Teardown of Apple's 11.6-in MacBook Air shows six internal batteries

10/21/2010, 04:10 pm

The inside of Apple's new instant-on, lightweight 11.6-inch MacBook Air has six separate lithium-polymer battery cells, accounting for most of the device's size and weight.

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New MacBook Air ships without Flash installed

10/21/2010, 02:10 am

Users are reporting that Apple's MacBook Air models, which were unveiled Wednesday, are shipping without the Adobe Flash plugin installed.

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Apple intros 2.8GHz MacBook Pro, issues MacBook Air, Aperture, ProKit updates

10/20/2010, 05:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday introduced a new build-to-order option for MacBook Pros that lets users configure the systems with a faster Core i7 processor and also released software updates for the new MacBook Air, Aperture, Java, and Pro Kit.

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New MacBook Air features USB software reinstall drive

10/20/2010, 02:10 pm

Rather than relying on an external optical drive or another computer sharing its DVD drive, the new Mac Book Air supplies a solid state reinstallation drive the plugs into the USB port.

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Apple unveils new 11.6- and 13.3-inch MacBook Airs with instant-on

10/20/2010, 02:10 pm

Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs said Wednesday he and his company asked themselves "What would happen if a MacBook and an iPad hooked up?" The result: two new MacBook Airs with screen sizes of 11.6 inches and 13.3 inches and instant-on capabilities, starting at just $999, and now available.

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Sources reveal Apple's 'Back to the Mac' lineup with new MacBook Airs

10/20/2010, 01:10 pm

Sources have provided to AppleInsider the new lineup of products set to be announced by Apple in a matter of moments, including a new MacBook Air with a 13.3-inch screen size, up to 256GB of flash memory and a 2.13GHz processor.

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