Apple MacBook Air 13.3" Retina Display, Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Space Grey + Free Apple TV+ Subscription £985 John Lewis & Partners
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Apple MacBook Air 13.3" Retina Display, Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Space Grey + Free Apple TV+ Subscription £985 John Lewis & Partners

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Posted 8th Nov
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2019 Apple MacBook Air 13.3" Retina Display
Intel Core i5
8GB RAM, 128GB SSD

Space grey only at this price

If you choose finance, then Apple TV is thrown in
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It's Apple TV+ (their new streaming service) that is thrown in, and this is free for a year regardless of you taking out their finance or not. This comes free for 12 months with any new Apple device purchase.

It is quite different from Apple TV which is a piece of hardware, an actual device that plugs into your TV.
Catalina OS is an absolute mess... Do not upgrade, my 2015 MBP is sometimes unusuable.

£985 for 128GB is criminal. I purchased the 2017 iteration within 256GB from the Apple store for same as above selling it for £600 a couple weeks ago.
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Catalina OS is an absolute mess... Do not upgrade, my 2015 MBP is sometimes unusuable.

£985 for 128GB is criminal. I purchased the 2017 iteration within 256GB from the Apple store for same as above selling it for £600 a couple weeks ago.
It's Apple TV+ (their new streaming service) that is thrown in, and this is free for a year regardless of you taking out their finance or not. This comes free for 12 months with any new Apple device purchase.

It is quite different from Apple TV which is a piece of hardware, an actual device that plugs into your TV.
Sammy8608/11/2019 10:14

Catalina OS is an absolute mess... Do not upgrade, my 2015 MBP is …Catalina OS is an absolute mess... Do not upgrade, my 2015 MBP is sometimes unusuable.£985 for 128GB is criminal. I purchased the 2017 iteration within 256GB from the Apple store for same as above selling it for £600 a couple weeks ago.


I have to agree , my 2012 Mac mini and 2017 Mac book both now randomly drop all wireless connections and hardwire and won’t reboot ( tries but hangs ) till forced 10 second off button press.
Agreed
Sammy8608/11/2019 10:14

Catalina OS is an absolute mess... Do not upgrade, my 2015 MBP is …Catalina OS is an absolute mess... Do not upgrade, my 2015 MBP is sometimes unusuable.£985 for 128GB is criminal. I purchased the 2017 iteration within 256GB from the Apple store for same as above selling it for £600 a couple weeks ago.


Agreed. I've recently ditched a macbook for that reason. Syncing of iOS devices since they removed iTunes doesn't work very well at all. Frequent prompts to enter passwords that then don't work despite being correct, poor time machine restore process, partition map changes for no good reason. I could go on...
128gb of non expandable storage for this money is incredibly stingy.
skinrush08/11/2019 10:39

Agreed Agreed. I've recently ditched a macbook for that reason. Syncing …Agreed Agreed. I've recently ditched a macbook for that reason. Syncing of iOS devices since they removed iTunes doesn't work very well at all. Frequent prompts to enter passwords that then don't work despite being correct, poor time machine restore process, partition map changes for no good reason. I could go on...128gb of non expandable storage for this money is incredibly stingy.


Just roll it back. Use disk creator (google) and download Mavericks. I did that on all my macs.
skinrush08/11/2019 10:39

Agreed Agreed. I've recently ditched a macbook for that reason. Syncing …Agreed Agreed. I've recently ditched a macbook for that reason. Syncing of iOS devices since they removed iTunes doesn't work very well at all. Frequent prompts to enter passwords that then don't work despite being correct, poor time machine restore process, partition map changes for no good reason. I could go on...128gb of non expandable storage for this money is incredibly stingy.


Time machine since Mojave has been terrible taking an age to start, sometimes longer than the backup process itself.

I think the ecosystem is heading down a path where windows 10 is becoming more attractive. To be honest use this at work & other laptop without issue.

A top spec MBP 13" is 2K (around 1500 after VAT & student discount code) but can pick up a Dell XPS 13 with 10th gen iCore for 1300 off outlet with ample storage, ram and 4k display.
cantonbean08/11/2019 10:54

Just roll it back. Use disk creator (google) and download Mavericks. I did …Just roll it back. Use disk creator (google) and download Mavericks. I did that on all my macs.


Too late. I don't have the macbook anymore and don't miss it.
It used to be macs were well designed, low maintenance, user friendly machines compared to the equivalent alternatives.
Not so much anymore in my opinion, and the pricing takes the p*&s.
Good luck with that keyboard although in Apple's defence, it is covered for 4 years.
Catalina runs fine for me on Mac mini 2012. Never had any wireless dropouts. Did render some apps useless though with the lack of support for 32 bit apps
Jeez, I was thinking of jumping ship from windows to Mac this black friday, these comments are not helping
Almost £1000 for a dual core CPU and 128GB storage

I can't really blame Apple if people are willing to pay that for such a low.spec.

In comparison you can get a Surface Laptop 2 with a quad core i5 and 256GB storage (the rest is similar spec) for around the same price - microsoft.com/en-…91B
Edited by: "Gormond" 8th Nov
Catalina also running fine for me on a Macbook Pro 2018. No issues whatsoever with wireless dropouts or passwords not working and I use it all day, every day for work.

I've been using Catalina since first developer beta was available (dual boot on a separate partition), as I work for a dev company. Only thing that is a pain to me now is 32-bit apps not being usable.
128GB is a waste of time (unless you are happy to offload everything to iCloud for a monthly fee)
I have 2018 mbp and no issues with Catalina either and I’d agree 128gb is just way too low.
People love to complain on the interweb. Catalina has been absolutely fine for me, zero issues. I’ve been a Mac user for about 10 years.

It’s probably just windows fanboys making up stories...
I have a 2012 and a 2015 Mac mini, plus a 2013 MacBook Pro all have been updated to Catalina. I thought everything was running much smoother!
128GB SSD... no.
Must be the lucky few but my 2018 Macbook Pro updated fine to Catalina day one and havent encountered a single problem.
macbook pro 2015 updated last month and works perfectly

first time i've heard of people having problems with it i'm sure with every update there are people who get problems guess i'm another one of the lucky ones who haven't
Zegna08/11/2019 12:52

People love to complain on the interweb. Catalina has been absolutely fine …People love to complain on the interweb. Catalina has been absolutely fine for me, zero issues. I’ve been a Mac user for about 10 years.It’s probably just windows fanboys making up stories...


You can join tin foil hat brigade anytime. Seems to me like some Mac users adversely affected by OS update, or frustrated by low storage/dual core processor on offer at high price...

Sorry fanboy.
Edited by: "xavierluther" 8th Nov
OP finds a deal saving lots of money for a hugely popular laptop and all I see is people complaining the disk is too small for them. Get a grip. Voted hot (PS I don't have any Apple products)
hotdealsuk197308/11/2019 16:56

macbook pro 2015 updated last month and works perfectly first time i've …macbook pro 2015 updated last month and works perfectly first time i've heard of people having problems with it i'm sure with every update there are people who get problems guess i'm another one of the lucky ones who haven't


Statically you aren’t lucky. Those that do experience problems are very unlucky because guess what, hardly anyone experiences issues. The unlucky ones like to cry like little biatches on the internet and claim MacBooks are now terrible.
What's the difference between this and the earlier version which was being sold prior to this?
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