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Apple Reportedly Confirms MacBook Air Display Issues Internally

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According to BGR, Apple's internal support system confirms that the new 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Airs are experiencing display bugs in some cases. Both the flickering and fading are known issues, although there's no real fix for them—yet.

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Apple employees have been told to say that they're aware of the problem, and that a software fix is "upcoming." In the meantime, you're encouraged to put the computer to sleep, wait ten seconds, then restart the computer to force a display power cycle.

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It's still not clear whether the new MBAs were shipped with a higher bug incidence than normal, but enough people have raised the issue that the company has formulated a formal response. It could well just be a very vocal minority; if my screen were doing this all the time, I'd shout about it, too:


Let's hope a software fix is all it really needs. [Boy Genius Report]

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I have no doubt that a software update will fix this. It really does LOOK like a hardware problem but the same thing happened with very few of the early-2008 MBP's, I reported it to Apple, they gave me a new machine and sent the old one to the lab. A firmware fix was released less than 2 weeks from the first time I saw it. The second time I saw it... the exact same issue... the update was available and the firmware update fixed it immediately.

The nice thing about quality-built hardware these days is... software is usually all that's required to squash these bugs.