Most people won’t be able to get their hands on the new Mac Pro that Apple released yesterday until at least February – but Apple has already released a critical firmware update for a machine that is less than 24 hours old! Yesterday, shortly after sales for the new Mac Pro began, Apple released EFI Update 2.0, providing critical patches to the device’s firmware.
Here’s what the release notes have to say:
Mac Pro EFI Firmware Update v2.0
This update is recommended for all Mac Pro (Late 2013) models.
This update improves system reliability during reboot, resolves an issue with memory self-test, and improves graphics power management when using Boot Camp.
Apple has mad a poor habit of releasing such critical fixes on the launch day of their new Macs. It’s almost as if they have become Microsoft-like in their approach: Rather than getting it right before launch, they instead rush it out to retail, and release important day-one patches. Very disappointing for a company that is supposed to be focused on “attention to detail.”
The update is available now through Software Update for anyone that happens to have a 2013 Mac Pro (not many folks…). The update is also available directly from Apple’s support site.