Apple Releases Thunderbolt Software Update 1.2

Thursday May 9, 2013 2:14 PM PDT by Juli Clover
Apple has released Thunderbolt Firmware update for all Macs with Thunderbolt ports, providing stability fixes for Thunderbolt and Target Disk Mode.

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The update requires OS X Lion 10.8.3 or later and uses 1.22MB of disk space. The update can be downloaded via Apple's software update page or through the Mac App Store.

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20 months ago
Hooray! My ZERO Thunderbolt devices appreciate the update Apple. ;) :D
Rating: 28 Votes
20 months ago

Hooray! My ZERO Thunderbolt devices appreciate the update Apple. ;) :D


For us that use it daily, do as well :p
Rating: 10 Votes
20 months ago

I really get the sense that Thunderbolt is another Firewire. Very seldom used, high cost due to the circuitry needed.

Just curious but those of you who have Thunderbolt on your MBP's would you rather those would have been extra USB 3.0 ports instead?


It is not another FireWire. FireWire was quite popular and not that expensive.
Rating: 9 Votes
20 months ago

For us that use it daily, do as well :p


I'm so used to Thunderbolt,SSD's and USB 3.0 I don't know what I'd do if I had to go back to slower technology.

Albeit for an expensive price. Well worth it imho.
Rating: 7 Votes
20 months ago

I wonder if this affects Thunderbolt -> HDMI adapters in any way. :confused:


No. Such adapters are really Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapters, Thunderbolt isn't involved.
Rating: 4 Votes
20 months ago
Awesome, now I can buy an expensive overpriced Thunderbolt device!
Rating: 4 Votes
20 months ago
Now if only I had a use for my Thunderbolt port.
Rating: 3 Votes
20 months ago

why?


Because a base model imac is only a couple hundred more than an standalone display. So if you already know you need a powerful portable, like a fully loaded MBP, then it makes sense to put the power into that, and use an iMac as a nice external display when you need the screen real estate. ...but with the added bonus that it isn't just a useless item cluttering up your desk the rest of the time. You can use it for a family computer, or a media center...

If TB displays had a little chip with iOS built in so you could at least AirPlay to it from an iOS device, then they wouldn't be such a waste of $ when you're not sitting there plugged into them.

But no.
Rating: 3 Votes
20 months ago

That's the most ridiculous thing I've read all day. Millions want TB? Or you mean millions want no ports on their notebook so they have tote around a boat load of hubs??? Either way, it's absurd. Show me ten people on here that even use TB and then show me how they didn't spend 50% more than they should have for the same performance (i.e. total waste of money; might as well flush it down the toilet while you're at it). And if USB 3 is a kludge and TB is so great, WTF is this firmware update for with TB for then??? :eek:).


Oh well I have a late 2012 iMac and have 1TB Buffalo external HD plus 1TB firewire/adaptor/Thunderbolt external HD attached to my two Thunderbolt ports. They work very well and transfer times subjectively way faster than the USB ports. Also have upgraded the firmware...no problems. So I guess I'm one of the ten really enjoying the Thunderbolt ports.
Rating: 3 Votes
20 months ago
made my Thunderbolt seem snappier. :D



just kidding!
Rating: 2 Votes

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