2011 MacBook Pro Update, Firmware Download and Changes

By Jamie Pert - May 5, 2011

Apple’s new MacBook Pro models have been out for just over two months which has given consumers a chance to thoroughly test them out, we can now confirm that a firmware update has been released by Apple to squash some problems / imperfections.

You can download the new firmware update here or via Software Update, once installed you should have improved graphics stability, better external display support / 3D performance and enhanced Thunderbolt device support.

Apple has called this update software update 1.4, it is roughly 130MB in size and to install this you must have Mac OS X 10.6.7 1.4 installed. Also an EFI update has also been rolled out, you can also install this update via software update, check out Engadgetfor more information, it seems to fix a Turbo Boost-related problem which was caused by Boot Camp.

One of Engadget’s readers suggest that since installing the update their secondry display does not work, has the same thing happened to you? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Rick

    After installing this update i have big problem when connecting to monitors. It either takes a very long time and a lot of fooling around or I have to restart. I'd like to be able to go back to the last firmware.
    Also seems like my dan and resources are maxed out now.
    Any one else have comments? My advice is don't install this thing. More harm than good.