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Apple Brings AirPort Client Patch For Macbook & Macbook Pro Laptops

Apple has come up with an Airport Client update for its Macbook and Macbook Pro notebooks, addressing an issue with the performance of the devices while using battery power.

Airport is Apple’s trademark local area wireless networking product which is based on IEEE 802.11 standard, prominently known as Wi-Fi. However, in common usage, Airport as well as Airport Extreme can refer to the protocol, the base station, or the expansion card.

The new update is intended for Intel-powered Macintosh computers running Mac OS X v10.5.8 and tackles the issue relating to the computer’s performance while running on battery power. It is only designed for the devices launched between late 2007 and late 2008.

The different iterations of Macbook notebooks that have been included in the recent update include Macbook 13-inch released between late 2007 and late 2008, Macbook 15-inch released early 2008, as well as Macbook Pro 17-inch, launched in the year 2008.

The size of the update is about 1.7MB, and it is only intended for Macbook and Macbook Pros running latest iteration of Leopard, Mac OS X 10.5.8.

Furthermore, it supports a large number of languages including English Deutsche, French, Italiano, Chinese, Korean, and Korean, to name a few.

In addition to this, Apple has also added antiglare display upgrade option to its 15-inch Macbook, a technology which comes bundled with its 17-inch Macbook Pro.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.