Apple Updates Early 2011 iMac EFI Firmware To Enable Lion Internet Recovery



Apple has released an update to the early 2011 iMac EFI firmware. The new update is labeled version 1.7 and it is available via software update.

The update addresses the following issues:

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 iMac (early 2011) models.

For more information about Lion Recovery, please visit

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m surprised that Apple enabled Lion Internet Recovery on the iMac I purchased in June. I thought they’d hold out and only offer it on a refreshed model as an incentive to upgrade our iMacs.


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8 responses to “Apple Updates Early 2011 iMac EFI Firmware To Enable Lion Internet Recovery”

  1. Guest says:

    What’s with that ugly-looking and -sounding “But get an SSD if you like it fast.” part?  Is that a joke?

  2. Greg Smith says:

    any speculation on release dates for new iMacs?

  3. Chemistry76 says:


  4. Timothy Gregoire says:

    We just got the new ones a couple of months ago

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