MacBook Pro, Air Firmware Updates Improve Stability

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Along with an iMac firmware update, Apple released MacBook PRo EFI Firmware Update 2.3 and MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.2 late on Wednesday. The updates, according to Apple’s release notes, fix several issues and improve overall stability.

MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt

The updates also include previous firmware patches that improve Thunderbolt compatibility, and in the case of the MacBook Pro update, add Lion Internet Recovery support.

MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 2.3 requires and early 2011 MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt port, and OS X 10.6.8 or 10.7.x.

MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.2 requires the MacBook Air with Thunderbolt port, and OS X 10.7 or higher.

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

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Just curious if anyone with a late 2011 MBP has had any difficulty with this firmware update. Mine has installed to a point, but seems stuck at the same place in the progress bar for over an hour now, saying it is moving things into place. The guidance says the update will take several minutes, and not to interrupt.

Several has now become 80 and counting. I hate to interrupt, particularly a software update, but it would be nice to know what is being moved, and if my dodgy loclal Internet connection is in some way responsible for the pace (I.e. is any of the ‘movement iCloud related).

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