Apple Releases EFI Update for New Late 2013 iMac Models to Address Boot Camp Install Issues

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imac_2013_colorFollowing today's launch of updated iMacs, Apple has released an iMac (late 2013) EFI Update 2.1 for the new machines.

This update is recommended for iMac (late 2013) models. This update addresses an issue which may cause a black screen to appear when installing Windows 7 or Windows 8 using Boot Camp Assistant if both an external optical drive and USB thumb drive are connected to the system. This update also ensures that the system will boot by default into OS X after installation of Windows 8.

The 8.7 MB update requires OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.4 (12E4022) or later, suggesting that at least some new iMacs may need to be updated with the current OS X 10.8.5 upon delivery.

Apple's new iMacs include Intel's latest Haswell processors, improved graphics, faster PCI Express-based flash storage options, and the support for the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard making its way into the company's Mac products. The 21.5-inch model begins at $1299, with the 27-inch model starting at $1799.

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93 months ago
Honestly people and no excuse to whine about this.

They found a problem, issued a fix in a timely manner, and notified the public. Sounds like good business practice to me.

Grow up.
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93 months ago

Apple hasn't even shipped these and there's an EFI update. Why doesn't Apple just install the update before they ship them ?

Why ?

Because they have been sitting in a warehouse for a while now.

Probably the same for the MB Pro's and Air's.

And the Mac Pro.


Because they have to mass produce these machines before making them available. It's not like they begun making them one week ago. Maybe started 1-2 months ago, and in the meantime, they have been testing them and found the issues hence addressing them in an update now :-)
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93 months ago

Apple hasn't even shipped these and there's an EFI update. Why doesn't Apple just install the update before they ship them ?

Why ?

Because they have been sitting in a warehouse for a while now.

Probably the same for the MB Pro's and Air's.

And the Mac Pro.

Because its called having to build up stock.... and if they didnt people like you would bitch about not being enough available... like they magically appear on store shelves. Please... Find something else to complain about. As you so obviously put it... their not even out yet so I doubt your "Inconvenienced" by hitting the update button..

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This wouldn't have happened if S.... Nevermind:D


Too damn funny. But i agree. lol
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This wouldn't have happened if S.... Nevermind:D
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