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Keyboard Firmware Update 1.1 attempts to fix battery issues

updated 09:05 am EST, Tue January 26, 2010

Only helps 2007 keyboards

Apple has posted Aluminum Keyboard Firmware Update 1.1, a new support download for Mac owners. The patch is meant exclusively for wired and wireless Apple keyboards from 2007, and in the latter case fixes bad battery performance, associated with using other Bluetooth devices like the Magic Mouse. Some complaints have mentioned keyboard battery life shrinking to as little as a week.

For both keyboards variants the update corrects a problem in which a key would repeat a command. The download is 1.52MB, and requires either Mac OS X 10.5.8 or 10.6.2. Many different languages are already supported, including English, French, German, Spanish and Portugese.

by MacNN Staff



  1. xcfloyd

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Even the Update has issues...

    Has anyone else tried this? My New Apple Wireless can't even be found via the update. I get this message: "No aluminum Apple Keyboards were found." Interestingly enough I am typing with it right now. :(

  1. Sukoshi

    Joined: Dec 1969



    New is not 2007.

  1. facebook_Bryan

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    Joined: Jan 2010


    Still issue with new keyboard

    I have a new 2009 keyboard that is sucking battery life as well, so this isn't just limited to the older (3 battery) keyboards.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: 2007

    The download is new, not the keyboard.

    And aren't they still selling the same keyboard now that they unveiled in 2007? I don't recall them announcing a 'new' wireless keyboard (but who pays attention to such things when there's exciting mythical tablet talk around?)

  1. xcfloyd

    Joined: Dec 1969


    And up..

    It's ment for all Aluminum Keyboards 2007 and UP...

  1. svencito

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Update was smooth, performance...

    improvement will need to be seen over the coming days. I was down to four days of battery life. Let's hope they fixed that.

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