MacNN | Apple issues firmware update for mid-2012 MacBook Air models
Mac News Network View: Standard | Headlines | Categorized | Slim
Mac News Network
Mac News iPod News Reviews Forums

Desktop Headlines
Apple issues firmware update for mid-2012 MacBook Air models
Thursday, October 17, 2013 @ 11:10pm

Apple has released a single-model

Apple notes that it "has discovered that a small percentage of flash storage drives in these MacBook Air models have an issue that may result in data loss. This update tests your drive and, in the majority of cases, installs new firmware to resolve the issue. If your drive cannot be updated, Apple will replace it, free of charge." MacNN has spoken with several Apple retail stores, who told us that the issue is very rare, affecting well less than one in 500 MacBook Air 2012 models. So far, one in four MacBook Airs manifesting the data erasure flaw need to have the SSD replaced. The update can be obtained through the "Software Update" feature of OS X, or
directly from Apple.

Comments on this Article
Print Friendly Version
Email to a Friend
Add MacNN to Your RSS Feeds
Buy from the Apple Store

Related Stories:

Today's MacNN Stories:
  • The MacNN Gift Guide: Suggestions from MacNN Deals - 8:00 AM EST
  • Forums: Flash is dead and more - 6:37 PM EST
  • Giveaway: Win a PlayStation 4 Sports Bundle from MacNN Deals - 4:31 PM EST
  • Feature: Best books for Apple fans - 4:00 PM EST
  • Briefly: Apple expands Personal Pickup, adds new carrier partners - 3:39 PM EST
  • Daily Deals: WD My Passport Ultra, HP Envy 7640, HooToo travel router - 3:34 PM EST
  • Adata ships Lightning Card Reader, bringing SD and microSD to iOS - 2:46 PM EST
  • British Airways installs new check-in scanners for Apple Watch users - 2:35 PM EST
  • App Update (OS X): RadarScope, Squidoo, Levelator, more - 2:31 PM EST
  • Retail roundup: Target hits with iPads, JC Penney tests Apple Pay - 1:11 PM EST
  • Hands On: Citymapper 5.12 (iOS) - 1:11 PM EST
  • Samsung replaces JK Shin with Koh Dong Jin as head of mobile business - 1:01 PM EST
  • MacNN Deals: Save an extra 20 percent on e-learning courses today - 11:05 AM EST
  • Briefly: World AIDS Day tribute, Cook to receive RFK award - 10:54 AM EST
  • QNAP debuts pair of Android-powered 4K-capable NAS appliances - 10:36 AM EST
  • AT&T unlimited data plans to raise in price by $5 in February - 9:39 AM EST
  • Apple News for China in development, Eddy Cue interview reveals - 9:25 AM EST
  • Living With: ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector - 8:22 AM EST
  • Adobe rolls out updates to Creative Cloud apps, introduces Fuse CC - 7:16 AM EST

    Today's iPodNN Stories:
  • So long, and thanks for everything! - 2:31 PM EST
  • Lizard Squad member convicted over 50,700 computer crime charges - 9:58 AM EST
  • Microsoft offers grants to universities for HoloLens research - 7:25 AM EST
  • LG Display starts mass production of AIT display panels for notebooks - 7:47 AM EST
  • Briefly: EE fined £1M in UK, Unofficial YouTube app on Android Wear - 11:14 AM EST
  • No comments posted on this story yet. Please post yours.
    Your Comments
    In order to post comments, you must be a registered member of the MacNN Forums and logged in. Please login with your MacNN Forums username and password.

    MacNN Forums Login:

    MacNN Forums Password:

    Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.