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- Apple’s latest MacBook Air that launched in March 2020 is down $150, with prices starting at $850 for Amazon Prime Day 2020.
- You get the full $150 discount on the two available models at checkout.
- The base 256GB model with a dual-core processor typically retails for $1,000, and the 512GB model with a faster quad-core processor usually goes for $1,300.
- Getting $150 off on a MacBook Air is a good deal by Apple device standards, and it’s the best we’ve seen for these laptops on Amazon so far.
- The MacBook Air is an ultra-slim and portable laptop that’s also the most affordable in Apple’s laptop lineup, and it’s the best MacBook for the vast majority of people who need laptops.
Apple’s latest MacBook Air that launched in March 2020 is $150 off for an early Amazon Prime Day 2020 treat. This discount is a good deal by Apple device standards.
That brings the typical $1,000 price of the base MacBook Air with 256GB of storage, 8GB of RAM, and a 10th-gen Intel Core i3 dual-core processor down to $850.
The pricier model with a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 quad-core processor, 512GB of storage, and 8GB of RAM is also getting a $150 discount, bringing its usual $1,300 price down to $1,150. These are the best prices we’ve seen for Apple’s 2020 MacBook Air.
The Core i3 model is incredibly affordable for an Apple laptop, and it’ll work just fine for the majority of people who mostly use a web browser for light and basic tasks. Still, the base MacBook Air’s Core i3’s dual-core chip is under-powered by today’s standards, especially for a laptop that costs more than $800 with a deal.
I maintain my macbook pro(2010, 6,2, OS X10.95) with Disk Warrior and Drive Genius, clear the cookie cache regularly, using task manager in Chrome to lean out CPU load, use Memory Clean during heavy browser loads, and Apple’s Disk Utility to repair permissions. I have done all the “troubleshooting” tricks in the internet for speeding up performance to no avail. As the machine has gotten older it heats up faster and slows down more quickly.
Recently it started failing to boot, just shutting down. I let it sit for a couple of months while looking at options. Then on a whim I booted up on Disk Warrior, again, ran the director repair, and presto; was able to start up completely and run. No more problems like that since(1 month), but the heating up even under moderate work load is significant.
Is there a fix or a maintenance process to fix these issues? It’s a great machine and I feel like it still has a lot of service left in it..
Having watched a number of Louis Rossmann’s mac repair videos I kinda think that it might be a problem with some component on the logic board….
Thank you for your time and expertise.
P.s. While the heating and performance issues have been building in recent years, one year ago, I did partition the drive(leaving headroom on each partition) so I could run software that required a later OS(10.13). After several months it seemed to create some difficulty returning to the OS x10.9 partition; slow starting. My solution was to move the 10.13 drive to an external bootable drive and to wipe that partition clean. It still exists; it’s just empty. This shouldn’t effect the main partition, but I thought it might be worth mentioning.
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Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes a surprising iPhone 12 Mini decision, a sneaky trick in the iPhone 12 box, a MacBook warning, updates and issues with macOS, a review of the Apple Watch 6, Facebook asking for more, and goodbye to the iPod Nano.
Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of the very many discussions that have happened around Apple over the last seven days (and you can read my weekly digest of Android news here on Forbes).
The Shrinking Storage On The New iPhones
As we wait for Apple to formally announce the iPhone 12 family (including the new ‘iPhone Mini’ branding for the entry level model), details on the storage options have come to light, and while the flagship handsets see a nice jump in specs, those looking at the cheaper models are going to be disappointed at the cost-cutting on show. Forbes’ Gordon Kelly reports:
“Prolific Apple tipster John Prosser has confirmed that Apple will double the entry level storage capacities of the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max to 128GB, which addresses much criticized 64GB starting point in iPhone 11 Pro models. But it’s not all good news.
“While iPhone 12 Pro models will get this (long awaited) storage bump, Prosser states that the all-new iPhone 12 mini (“Definitely the final marketing name”) and iPhone 12 will be stuck with 64GB of storage. They will also have the same 64/128/256GB upgrade options as the iPhone 11 line-up, missing out on the 512GB top tier available to the iPhone 12 Pro models.”
More here on Forbes.
The iPhone, The Box, And The EarPods
As well as speculation over the launch date of the iPhone 12 family, the question
Apple will use mini LED for the backlight of a “high-end MacBook” in late 2021, a report claims, a device that will follow after the launch of a 12.9-inch iPad Pro using the display technology in early 2021.
Osram Opto Semiconductors is reportedly going to become Apple’s second supplier of mini LED chips alongside Epistar, according to people familiar with the matter. The supply of mini LED chips from Osram will apparently start in 2021, with the chips intended for an updated MacBook model which would ship in the second half of 2021.
The industry sources of DigiTimes claim the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will use mini LED backlights, and will ship in early 2021, with each using over 10,000 mini LEDs. Epistar is thought to be ready to produce mini LEDs, with a production line for making blue-light LEDs modified for creating the smaller components during the third quarter of 2020.
The report’s claim surrounding the iPad Pro model correlates with an earlier September 21 analyst note from Ming-Chi Kuo, which claimed Apple was sourcing mini LED chips for a future iPad model from more than one supplier. Epistar was previously thought to be the only provider of mini LED chips to Apple in 2021, but there have been rumblings of others being introduced to the supply chain.
Kuo also suggested the launch of a mini LED MacBook, though for release in 2020 rather than late 2021.
For the MacBook, Osram Opto is anticipated to be the supplier, following after it provided backlight-use LEDs for the Apple Watch and iPhone, with the expansion to MacBook mini LEDs being a natural extension. Osram is thought to have set up an initial monthly production capacity of 100 million LEDs at its plant in Malaysia.
Osram Opto isn’t
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