Apple Actually Is Shipping A SLOWER SSD In The New MacBook Air Versus The Previous One

The new 2019 MacBook Air with a True Tone display, upgraded keyboard and a price cut has been out for a week already. All of that sounds great. But it’s not all good. Consomac confirms an unfortunate drawback: the SSD is slower than the previous 2018 model. Yes you read that correctly. It has a SLOWER SSD:

The French site conducted some tests on the new 2019 MacBook Air using Blackmagic Disk Speed Test and it achieved speeds of 1.3 GB/s read and 1 GB/s write. Compare it to the 2018 MacBook Air, which achieved 2 GB/s read and 0.9 GB/s write. Apple’s newer laptop improved slightly on the writing side, but its performance downgraded by 35% on the reading side. That can be attributed to a slower SSD Apple included in the new MacBook Air.

Wow. At a time when SSD prices are plummeting and speeds are increasing exponentially, Apple shipping an inferior drive to what they had in the last revision takes some balls to do. Apple seriously has to explain this because there’s truly no excuse for this and it really is yet another reason why Apple is losing the plot.

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