Apple Drops Firmware Updates for MacBook Pro, Mac Mini with Thunderbolt Displays Ahead

Apple Drops Firmware Updates for MacBook Pro, Mac Mini with Thunderbolt Displays Ahead

Following the release of an EFI firmware update for its latest MacBook Air earlier this week, Apple has also prepared its Thunderbolt-equipped MacBook Pro and Mac mini with an EFI firmware update of their own. Now available through Software Update, the updates resolves issues with the upcoming Thunderbolt Display, and signals its release isn’t far away.

In addition to fixing issues with the Thunderbolt Display, the update addresses problems with Lion Recovery over the Internet and Thunderbolt Target Disk Mode:

Macbook Pro EFI Firmware Update 2.2 (4.17 MB)

This update enables Lion Recovery from an Internet connection and includes fixes that resolve issues with Apple Thunderbolt Display compatibility and Thunderbolt Target Disk Mode performance on MacBook Pro (early 2011) models.

Mac mini EFI Firmware Update 1.3 (4.26 MB)

This update includes fixes that enhance the stability of Lion Recovery from an Internet connection, and resolve issues with Apple Thunderbolt Display compatibility and Thunderbolt Target Disk Mode performance on Mac Mini (mid 2011) models.

Apple has now prepared all of its Thunderbolt-capable systems for the new Thunderbolt Display, which indicates the device’s release isn’t too far away now. It was rumored earlier this month that Apple had begun shipping the new display to its stores, and we’re approaching the end of that 90-day window during which Apple promised it would launch.

Has your Thunderbolt Display started shipping yet?

[via MacRumors]

  • Mihkel Ronk

    I wonder if it increases the TB target disk mode speed which has been slower than FW800 

  • Byron Barclay

    I ordered two about six weeks ago, along with a Thunderbolt cable. The cable has arrived, but monitors have not shipped. They promise arrival between 9/08 and 9/23. One week left!

  • Laracroft2

    Got it and it doesn’t work for anyone. See: 
    https://discussions.apple.com/

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