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Apple updates MacBook/Air/Pro, iMac, kybd firmware

updated 06:30 pm EDT, Tue April 8, 2008

iMac/MacBook firmware

Apple today released a number of updates, including firmware updates for its MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro as well as firmware for its iMac. The Mac BookAir EFI Firmware Update 1.0, MacBook EFI Firmware Update 1.2, and Mac Book Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.5 fixes several issues to improve the stability of the notebook computers, while the iMac EFI Firmware Update 1.3 fixes several issues to improve the stability of iMac computers. Apple's Firmware Restoration CD 1.6, for its Macs, can restore the firmware of an Intel-based Macintosh computer and the company notes that restoring the firmware will reset some of the computer's preferences to defaults.

Finally, the Aluminum Keyboard Firmware Update 1.0 addresses an issue with the aluminum Apple Keyboard and the aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard where a key may repeat unexpectedly while typing. The documentation also said the update addresses other issues and requires Mac OS X 10.5.2 to install the update.

Last week the company also updated its software for older wireless base-stations to provide Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard compatibility. The AirPort Admin Utility for Graphite and Snow 4.2.5 for Mac OS X 10.4 software supports the original Apple AirPort Graphite and Snow (Dual Ethernet) Base Stations and now provides compatibility for Mac OS X v10.5 or later.

by MacNN Staff



  1. mullum

    Joined: Dec 1969



    my macbook says i dont need the update (1st gen original macbook) despite not having the boot rom indicated in the info page (MB31.008E.B02).

  1. chrissyboy

    Joined: Dec 1969



    "This update fixes several issues to improve the stability of MacBook Pro computers."

    Come on Apple, you can surely do better than this, just a couple of clues? 'Improves Stability' under what conditions, when, how...

  1. JohnnyFive

    Joined: Dec 1969


    mbp issues resolved

    it solved at least these two mbp issues:

    1. clamshell mode not working 2. unable to detect external monitor's resolution

  1. williamli1983

    Joined: Dec 1969


    MBP firmware Not Work

    although this fix fixes the clamshell mode and all the external monitor's problem. this firmware upgrade cannot be applied to firmware version MBP31.0070.B05

    i have no idea why but as apple website points out, it should upgrade all the MBP31.xxxx to MBP31.0070.B07

    a lot of people at the apple forum is complaining about this...

    please apple, let me upgrade the firmware so i can use my external monitors again... :(

  1. galley

    Joined: Dec 1969


    not for 2006 MacBook?

    I've seen a number of posts that say the firmware update refuses to install on older MacBooks. That seems consistent with the fact that the new Apple Firmware Restoration CD (v1.6, I believe) lists only the MacBook (late 2007) among the MacBook series in the Affected Hardware list on its download page.

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