Is Apple's quality standard dropping or are problems becoming more prevalent as the Mac's marketshare increases? DailyTech reports the latest Apple product hit by problems is the refreshed MacBook Air, as many users experience display issues or kernel panics:
According to Cult of Mac, there have been reports of both 11" and 13" MacBook Airs experiencing problems with screen distortion and blank screens [see video]. Cult of Mac's David Martin witnessed similar problems with his own MacBook Air, stating, "I observed horizontal sparkling bands running up and down the screen, but the computer did not freeze."
Martin and another editor also experienced problems with "kernel panics" on the new MacBook Air:
Leander saw two kernel panics on a 13-inch model and one on an 11-inch model. I’ve experienced one on my 13-inch model that I attributed to my attempting to boot with an SD card built on a MacBook Pro – so I’m sure mine doesn’t count, but his experience is curious. Macs rarely kernel panic and yet he’s seen three of these within four days. All occurred during wake-from-sleep.