Apple Issues SMC Firmware Update for MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air Models

Wednesday January 30, 2013 2:15 PM PST by Jordan Golson
Notebooks
Apple has issued updates for MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air notebook models to fix a rare battery issue. The updates are available via Apple's software updates page or through Software Update and the Mac App Store.
This update addresses a rare issue on some Apple notebooks where a battery that has accumulated more than 1000 charge cycles may unexpectedly shut down or stop functioning.
Update: MacRumors forum member Dempson looked inside the updates and found they are for the following machines:
MacBook
MacBook7,1 (13-inch, Mid 2010)

MacBook Air
MacBookAir3,1 (11-inch, Late 2010)
MacBookAir3,2 (13-inch, Late 2010)
MacBookAir4,1 (11-inch, Mid 2011)
MacBookAir4,2 (13-inch, Mid 2011)

MacBook Pro
MacBookPro7,1 (13-inch, Mid 2010)
MacBookPro8,1 (13-inch, Early 2011 or Late 2011)

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24 months ago
Updated. Very happy.
Safari is way snappier now.
Rating: 27 Votes
24 months ago

Updated. Very happy.
Safari is way snappier now.


Leave.
Rating: 10 Votes
24 months ago

Updated. Very happy.
Safari is way snappier now.


That dead horse you are beating sure makes a loud thud.
Rating: 7 Votes
24 months ago

Updated. Very happy.
Safari is way snappier now.


Where is the downrank button?
Rating: 7 Votes
24 months ago

That dead horse you are beating sure makes a loud thud.


People who think they are funny is what it is. Comment got old about 2 years ago.
Rating: 4 Votes
24 months ago
Off-topic, but the thumbnail in the sidebar made me think we were getting a vertical MacBook…
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On-topic: happy to have this, just in case
Rating: 3 Votes
24 months ago
Safari is indeed snappier!! :D
Rating: 3 Votes
24 months ago

And these problems are....?


Well, I've been using an rMBP 15" so I'll just focus on that. How bout some silly issues like having to choose "Change Desktop Background" twice before it comes up, or restarting the computer makes the desktop revert to an old background. How about having to reset the SMC several times to get games to play at 900 MHz on the GPU instead of 270 MHz. Or for the real nasty one that's just killing me, how about making Safari actually work correctly and render CSS as well as Chrome and Internet Explorer do? See this thread here for details: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4145775?start=75&tstart=0

These are flaws that have been ongoing since the rMBP came out (their new flagship product, mind you). No matter how many times I complain to them, no many how many times I've reinstalled / switched out machines, the problems still exist. They are most certainly taking their sweet time.
Rating: 2 Votes
24 months ago
It's crazy how you can even get an update for the battery!
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24 months ago
how nice would it be if 'everyone' could fix their battery issues with a firmware update... by 'everyone', I mean Boeing, only not so subtle.
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