A few days ago, we brought you word from that those early adopters of the MacBook Air 2013 stumbled upon an unwanted issue – one that should not even leave the assembly line in the first place, and that is, Wi-Fi performance issues on the all new MacBook Air. While Apple did not acknowledge the issue a few days back, it is nice to see Cupertino finally respond to the situation, with Apple finally taking steps to investigate just what could be the niggling issue here.
Apple mentioned, “In the United States, Apple Geniuses and Advisors should capture MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013) and MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2013) computers with any Wi-Fi issues.” It seems that Wi-Fi on the affected machines work fine at first, but the connection will time out in just a minute or two afterwards, where the only “cure” would be a restart. Apple will rightly offer some customers replacement models in exchange for these problematic units, so that they can investigate whether it is a hardware or software issue. I suppose there is always a risk associated with adopting new technology, as the 2013 MacBook Air relies on the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard which in theory, offers faster connectivity and bandwidth.