Yesterday Apple made Snow Leopard 10.6.7 update available for download, but we failed to mention that although there were a number of fixes, there were also problems as well. One such issue was with the new MacBook Air, such as crashing.
It does seem stupid that this update was released mostly to resolve an issue with the MacBook Pro, but has now caused an issue for the MacBook Air. The main problem is to do with running the latest version of iTunes, which 9 to 5 Mac reports that users have to force the jukebox application to shutdown. It seems that users are able to start iTunes, but then after 20 seconds the application will freeze, which means that the Air will not respond to any commands.
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Apple has yet to comment on the issue, but as always there is a workaround – just until a minor iTunes update becomes available. The first solution is to use TimeMachine, even if you do not have an external hard drive you can still use the internal storage. Having said that, most of us seem to have an external hard drive these days.
The easiest solution for now is to not download and update to Snow Leopard 10.6.7 just yet, not until Apple is able to resolve the issue – although this is a bit late for those who have already done so. I am not certain if I would want to fix this issue by using Repair Disk Permissions, I have done this in the past and my MacBook Air seems very slow to start-up now – but that is a different issue.
We do not know for certain if this affects all MacBook Air owners or those with just the new model – or even just a select few of those? Are you affected by this latest problem?