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PhotoFast’s MacBook Air SSD Upgrades Killed By Apple

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PhotoFast, manufacturer of a SSD upgrade kit for the MacBook Air has stopped all production of the unit because of a request from Apple.

PhotoFast’s kit which used a Toshiba X-gale SSD and came in 64, 128 and 256GB capacities is no longer in production according to Daily Tech. PhotoFast, which is part of Apple’s MFi program and can make third party accessories was threatened to end production or risk being kicked out of the pgogram. Not wanting to damage its relationship with Apple, the Japanese based company no longer sells the upgrade kits and the product page is down.

The SSD kit used a standard mSATA connection and does not use any propietary parts. It’s very unusual that Apple would threaten a MFi licensee over a SSD upgrade kit but concerns over short supply of Toshiba’s X-gale SSD could have influenced Apple’s decision.

Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo is a stalwart in the tech journalism community, has been chronicling the ever-evolving world of Apple products and innovations for over a decade. As a Senior Author at Apple Gazette, Kokou combines a deep passion for technology with an innate ability to translate complex tech jargon into relatable insights for everyday users.

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