Apple invites some MacBook Air owners to test Wi-Fi fix

Selected owners of the new MacBook Air will try out an update designed to repair Wi-Fi connection problems, says 9to5Mac.

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Apple is asking certain MacBook Air owners for help in resolving a Wi-Fi bug.

Released in early June, the new 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Airs come with the latest version of Wi-Fi, namely 802.11ac. However, some people who bought the new models have complained of lost wireless connections . After investigating the issue, Apple has been providing affected users with replacement Airs and now has a new fix ready for field testing.

MacBook Air owners invited to check out the MacBook Air WiFi Update 1.0 fix have received the following message, according to 9to5Mac:

You have been selected to join our AppleSeed program. If you accept, we will provide you with a pre-release version of the MacBookAir WiFi Update 1.0 to install and use.

While trying out MacBookAir WiFi Update 1.0, we ask that you provide us with your feedback. Our program includes a bug reporting program for our participants. If you wish to be a seed volunteer and help Apple release high-quality software, follow the instructions below...

Wi-Fi troubles aren't exactly uncommon for new Apple products. The iPhone and iPad have seen their share. The new MacBook Airs also represent Apple's first support of 802.11ac Wi-Fi in its notebook lineup.

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.

 

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