New MacBook Air Owners Having Tons Of Problems With 802.11AC WiFi

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It’s not uncommon for new Macs to have issues that require a firmware upgrade down the line to fix, and it looks like that’s true of the new Haswell-boasting MacBook Airs, which are reportedly having a lot of problems with their new 802.11ac WiFi chips.

A growing number (thousands) of new MacBook Air customers have descended upon the official support forums to talk about the issues they are experiencing. According to the reports, the WiFi will initially connect, but the connection quickly stops working, and only a total reboot will fix the problem.

According to Gizmodo, Apple Stores are seeing a lot of returns because of this issue.

Like we said, it’s not uncommon for Apple to fix such issues with a patch or firmware upgrade down the line. And it’s probably natural that this is happening: 802.11ac is a brand new tech, and the new MacBook Air is the first device to boast the capability. Expect a software update for the issue, though hopefully it’ll happen sooner rather than later.