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