Apple released an SMC update today for many of their 2010 and 2011 MacBooks, fixing a bug which could affect the battery performance of the affected devices. There are three separate versions of the update, for the MacBook, the MacBook Pro, and the MacBook Air.
Macbook Pro News
Apple has been awarded a patent for the design of the glass trackpad atop the aluminum unibody enclosure of its MacBook lineup.
DigiTimes, (they of the iffy track-record), is reporting that Apple has told their Taiwanese suppliers that both the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lineups will see revisions in June 2013.
Apple has released a new update for it’s most recent Macs, fixing an issue that caused issues with 5GHz wireless networks on affected Macs. The update requires OS X 10.8.2 in order to be applied.
Apple released a pair of EFI updates for their most recent Macs, addressing issues with sleep and Thunderbolt, as well as general performance improvements.
An announcement on Adobe’s website announcing their upcoming “Create Now Live” event contains a video that appears to show a Retina Display MacBook Pro running Photoshop CS6, leading to speculation that the photo editing application will soon be getting its promised native Retina Display support.
Apple has just released un update to the Thunderbolt firmware of the 2012 MacBook Pro, addressing issues with certain Thunderbolt cables. In some cases, this caused powered Thunderbolt USB hubs (such as the Thunderbolt Display) to have connectivity issues with USB devices.
Apple’s latest EFI firmware update for the 15-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro is said to be causing problems for some users’ machines.
Apple has released a new update for their most recent MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models (released in June 2012). Update 2.0 is intended to offer graphics performance improvements, as well as USB compatibility improvements.
Planning to purchase one of Apple’s new Mac Minis, or one of the new ultra-thin 2012 iMacs? You’ll probably want some extra RAM to make your new Mac really sing – but don’t pay Apple’s premium prices! You can upgrade your new Mac to up to 32GB of RAM for less than $150!
9to5Mac reports that the 13-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro that will launch today will use the same processors as the non-Retina models, and all models will start at 8GB of RAM. The base model will contain 128GB of Flash Storage….
In addition to announcing a smaller iPad, new Mac minis, and iMac, Apple is expected to reveal a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display on October 23. What will it cost you to get some 13-inch Retina Display goodness?
Apple has seemingly put a lot of focus into making it’s products thinner and lighter, especially with the latest iPhone, and if a report from Digitimes is to be believed, it could also be reducing the thickness of the backlighted keyboard in the Macbook Pro and Air as soon as 2013.
WWDC was only in June, but as of today we’re already seeing refurbished 2012 Macbook Airs and Pros hit the refurbished section in the Apple online store.
If you’ve been looking to pick up a Retina Display MacBook Pro you can grab one now from the Apple Online Store. Users have been teased with various wait times since the laptop’s debut in June.
An analyst citing sources in the upstream supply chain, says that a display intended for a rumored 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display is now being produced, and initial output is expected to be higher than the current 15-inch version.