Early 2010 model MacBook Air

The curse of early adoption appears to strike again. Discussion threads on Apple's Support forums outline issues with the new 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models.


One thread describes problems with MacBook Air's new Instant-On feature. Another thread reports screen flickering and freezing issues, as well as vertical lines and odd colors on the display.
These issues, as well as the fact that Apple released a software update on the day of the new MacBook Airs' release seems to point to a device that was pushed out too soon. Cult of Mac editors even reported they had experienced kernel panics with their own new MacBook Airs.

Still another writer hit by an early adopter bug was Serenity Caldwell of Macworld. Caldwell reported MacBook Air display problems. Reportedly, an Apple Genius, suspected "the Air's logic board might possibly be at fault."

It's actually not unusual for problems to arise with new models of any product, whether it be a laptop or a car: hence the adage to never buy the first model year of a new car. You can watch a YouTube video of the flickering issue below; let's hope that we don't see a flood of similar videos as we did during the initial iPhone 4 death grip reporting.