Apple isolates MacBook Air display issues; to fix via upcoming software update

“Early MacBook Air adopters have taken to various forums as they voice complaints surrounding Apple’s new MacBook Air (Late 2010) models,” Zach Epstein reports for Boy Genius Report (BGR).

“While Apple has yet to address any of the reported issues publicly, a source informed BGR that the manufacturer is investigating several of them internally,” Epstein reports. “Included among the issues is a bug where the display flickers or shows horizontal lines of varying colors when a computer wakes from sleep or after hot-plugging a display [products affected: MacBook Air (13-inch, Late 2010), MacBook Air (11-inch, Late 2010)]. Another bug causes the screen to fade from light to dark repeatedly after waking from sleep [product affected: MacBook Air (13-inch, Late 2010)]. Apple’s internal support system includes suggestions for interim fixes in each of these cases, but no permanent fixes are available at this time.”

Epstein reports, “Apple has stated internally that the aforementioned issues have been isolated and will be addressed in an upcoming software update.”

More info in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: We have multiple MacBook Air 11-inch units, none of which exhibit any display issues whatsoever. It is unknown what percentage of units are affected by these issues.


  1. I know several people who have new MBAs, including myself, and no one is having any problems whatsoever. Can this really be called a “bug” if it is only affecting a select (unlucky) few?

  2. @Jft
    No one said this must be made up, they were just adding data points. Some problems are very infrequent, some are pervasive; If we just follow a blog headline like this one, the first reaction may be to assume that there is a major defect in MacBook Air screens.
    As more people log in with positive and negative results, the scope of the problem will become apparent.
    No one is disputing, just discussing.

    MDN Word: trouble, as in “the trouble with un-edited reader comments is that they often attack for no good reaon”

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