iMac, MacBook Pro Updates Address Thunderbolt, More

Apple released a set of four updates, two for the most just released iMacs and two for the most recent MacBook Pros, late on Wednesday. The updates address Thunderbolt issues, graphics stability, and more.

Software Update

Owners of Apple’s just released iMac with Thunderbolt ports get Mac OS X 10.6.7 Update for iMac (Early 2011) 1.0, which offers fixes SMB file transfer issues, Mac App Store bugs, FaceTime performance issues, graphics stability, and 3D performance. It also includes reliability improvements for Back to My Mac, better external display compatibility, and improved Thunderbolt device support.

Apple also released iMac EFI Update 1.6 for the new iMacs to address Thunderbolt performance and stability. This update is available only after Mac OS X 10.6.7 Update for iMac (Early 2011) 1.0 has been installed.

For the MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt, Apple released MacBook Pro Software Update 1.4 to address graphics stability issues, external display support, 3D performance, and support for Thunderbolt devices.

Like the iMac updates, MacBook Pro EFI Update 2.1 will be available after MacBook Pro Software Update 1.4 is installed. The EFI update addressed issues with Boot Camp Turbo Mode, improves graphics stability and performance, and improves Thunderbolt stability and performance, too.

The updates are available via Apple’s Software Update application, or as downloadable installers at the Apple Support Web site.