Apple Releases EFI Firmware Update 1.8 for Late-2012 Mac Mini

macmini1Apple today released a new firmware update for late-2012 Mac mini models to fix a problem that could prevent a USB keyboard from being recognized after the Mac wakes from sleep.
This update is recommended for Mac mini (late 2012) models. This update addresses an issue that may prevent a USB keyboard from being recognized after the system wakes from sleep.
Apple recommends all late-2012 Mac mini owners download the firmware update, which measures in at 4.8MB. It's available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store or directly through Apple's support website.

Today's update is the third firmware update the 2012 Mac mini has received since it launched in 2012. The first update in December of 2012 addressed an HDMI video flickering issue, and a second update released last month was a security fix that fixed an issue where EFI could potentially be overwritten without authorization.

The 2012 Mac mini is a previous-generation model that Apple replaced with the current Mac mini in 2014.

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46 months ago
Wow, someone at Apple got bored…
Rating: 8 Votes
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46 months ago
We should be happy that Apple is servicing older systems still instead of complaining. I am sure the Mac Mini 2012 does not mind the attention, especially from its creator. :)

I have noticed some other (possibly) improvements after updating the firmware. Maybe it is just hoping, but something looks and feels different. I am testing out El Capitan and there are "a lot" of bugs with the 2012 box...
Rating: 7 Votes
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46 months ago

I was hoping for something more impactful :(

I was hoping for a new Mac Mini.
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46 months ago

I was hoping for a new quad-core Mac Mini.


Fixed that for you.
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46 months ago
FINALLY, i was not hoping to see this fixed..
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46 months ago

Wow, someone at Apple got bored…


I think it is more like: someone at Apple was punished to use one of those minis...
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46 months ago
I have a late 2012 iMac and I sometimes have this issue with my third party keyboard. It's rare, but it happens. I wonder if this problem is more widespread but hit mostly Minis because they tend to be used more with third party keyboards, not coming with keyboards themselves.
Rating: 3 Votes
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46 months ago

Why? There was only just a new one released recently


He meant one with hardware from the, at least, past two years.
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46 months ago

What's a USB keyboard?

The only keyboards I have are Apple Wired Keyboard

...and how does your wired keyboard connect to the Mac?
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46 months ago

I think it is more like: someone at Apple was punished to use one of those minis...


Uh? I have one of those minis and it's awesome. Quad core i7, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB fusion drive, how is that punishment? ;)
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