Macbook Air 2010 software bugs confirmed by Apple

Leaked internal memo confirms dodgy display issues

Internal Apple memo offers temporary fix for new MacBook Air display issues.

The latest incarnation of Apple's supermodel-skinny Macbook Air has a couple of technical issues squeezed into that size-zero body, according to early adopters. When waking from sleep, the new Macbook Air sometimes displays multi-coloured horizontal lines on the screen rather than showing the desktop, flickers or turns off altogether, rendering the laptop unusable.

Help is on the way, however, as while Apple have yet to publically acknowledge the problem (what did you expect?), an apparently leaked internal memo from Apple HQ shows that the company is at least aware of the problem, and advises employees to tell users experiencing the problem to "put the computer to sleep by closing the lid, wait ten seconds, then open the lid to wake it up. This should force a display to power-cycle, and the display should return to normal."

So, no public admission as yet, but Macbook Air users can take comfort in knowing that Apple appears to be on the case, with the offending software glitches being "addressed in an upcoming software update", according to the memo. Now if only they could do something about the effect of Flash on the battery life...

Via: BGR