Apple broadcasts Wi-Fi fix for 2013 MacBook Air

Summary:Apple is rolling out a software update for its latest edition of the MacBook Air, including fixes concerning Wi-Fi and Adobe Photoshop.


Apple quietly announced on its support pages that it is rolling out a software upgrade for its latest edition of the MacBook Air.

See also: Apple 13-inch MacBook Air review New MacBook Air (mid 2013) and AirPort Extreme teardown

Here's the description in full:

This update fixes an issue that in rare instances may cause an intermittent loss in wireless connectivity, an issue with Adobe Photoshop which may cause occasional screen flickering, and an issue which may cause audio volume to fluctuate during video playback.

The update only takes up 3.35MB of space, and it is aimed at machines running OS X 10.8.4 with a build version 12E3067.

Available now, MacBook Air owners should be able to download Software Update 1.0 either from Apple's support site or directly from the Software Update tab in the drop-down menu on their laptops.

To recall, Apple unveiled a new and improved MacBook Air at the 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco last month.

Sporting Intel's new Haswell chips, the big draw this round is the battery life.

The 11-inch model jumped from an average of five hours to nine hours of juice, while the 13-inch version was bumped up from seven hours to 12 hours.

Topics: Networking, Apple, Hardware, PCs


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for, Irish Americ... Full Bio

zdnet_core.socialButton.googleLabel Contact Disclosure

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.