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In addition to its iPhone version 1.1.1 software update Thursday afternoon, Apple also released a slew of additional software revisions for its iWork '08 productivity suite, iPod touch media player, and iTunes for Windows software. The company also issued firmware updates for the iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Xserve.

Pages 3.0.1

Pages 3.0.1 [27.8MB] primarily addresses issues with change tracking and performance.

Keynote 4.0.1

Keynote 4.0.1 [31.8MB] primarily addresses issues with builds and performance.

Numbers 1.0.1

Numbers 1.0.1 [26.1MB] primarily addresses issues with tables and performance.

iPod touch 1.1.1

iPod touch 1.1.1 includes "bug fixes" and can be downloaded by connecting your iPod touch to a computer running iTunes.

iTunes 7.4.3

iTunes 7.4.3 [49MB] addresses issues with the initial setup of the iPod touch on some international versions of Windows.

iMac EFI Firmware Update 1.2

iMac EFI Firmware Update 1.2 [3.9MB] improves the performance and reliability of Intel Core 2 Duo processors and fixes issues with Boot Camp for iMac computers.

Mac Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.2

Mac Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.2 [2.8MB] fixes several fan behavior and Boot Camp issues on Mac Pro computers.

MacBook EFI Firmware Update 1.1

MacBook EFI Firmware Update 1.1 [1.7MB] improves the performance and reliability of Intel Core 2 Duo processors and fixes issues with Boot Camp for MacBook computers.

MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.4

MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.4 [2.8MB] improves the performance and reliability of Intel Core 2 Duo processors and fixes issues with Boot Camp for MacBook Pro computers.

Xserve EFI Firmware Update 1.0

Xserve EFI Firmware Update 1.0 [1.5MB] update is recommended for all Xserve users and improves the performance and reliability of Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors.

Firmware Restoration CD 1.4

The Firmware Restoration CD [30MB] can restore the firmware of an Intel-based Macintosh computer. For details on this release, please see this support document.
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Yeow, what is that, a new iTunes every week?
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Mega Thursday!

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Nov '09 | iMac 21.5" C2D 3.06 Ghz | Intel 330 240GB SSD | ATI

Sep '12| Toshiba 14" 1366 x 768! | i5 3rd Gen 6GB| Intel x25-m 120GB SSD | Win 7|  Viewsonic VX2255wmb 22" LCD
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post #4 of 24
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Yeow, what is that, a new iTunes every week?

It's for windows only.
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What on earth...?

Did Christmas come early? What's with the super-mega update Thursday?

Did someone take the "Bring the Rain" line from Transformers to heart?
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What on earth...?

Did Christmas come early? What's with the super-mega update Thursday?

Did someone take the "Bring the Rain" line from Transformers to heart?

I've got a feeling this is all in preparation for 10.5, which SHOULD only be round the corner...
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I've got a feeling this is all in preparation for 10.5, which SHOULD only be round the corner...

I believe you are absolutely correct.
post #8 of 24
My iPod touch screen is significantly better after the update - no more negative blacks!

Ian
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I couldn't apply the Macbook 1.1 firmware update on my Macbook 2.1 (C2D late 2006). Anyone having similar issues?

/Adrian
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I'm having the same problem with my 2.3GHz Macbook pro. When I press shutdown it comes back saying "An unexpected error occurred (). Your fimware can not be updated."
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Geez, hopefully this does something nice for iWork.

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I'm not even getting this MacBook Pro firmware update in Software Update... what's up with that?
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post #13 of 24
Definitely looks like they're getting ready for the Leopard releease.

Unfortunately, I'm guessing "bug fixes" does not equal getting missing software and features onto the crippled iPod touch.
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Numbers appears to be noticeably snappier after the update.

Of course, it's still a little laggy on my PBG4 "Just barely Leopard-able" 867 MHZ, but it is much more useable now since you can actually scroll around smoothly while zoomed in...
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I particularly like the update named "iLife Support" cool!

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Numbers appears to be noticeably snappier after the update.

Of course, it's still a little laggy on my PBG4 "Just barely Leopard-able" 867 MHZ, but it is much more useable now since you can actually scroll around smoothly while zoomed in...

I thought so too. Wasn't sure if I was just imagining it.
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I'm having the same problem with my 2.3GHz Macbook pro. When I press shutdown it comes back saying "An unexpected error occurred (). Your fimware can not be updated."

When you say it comes back do you mean when it boots back into your desktop? Just incase you haven't done this when you turn your machine back on after running the updater and pressing shutdown you have to hold the 'On' button down till you hear a loud continuous tone on the MBP. Also, check your firmware version in system profiler, just incase its somehow already up to date.
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Has anyone applied the EFI 1.2 update to an iMac with an XP Boot Camp partition?

A comment on Versiontracker where a user couldn't see his Windows partition after the firmware update makes me too cautious to apply it to mine just yet.

Thanks.
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Has anyone applied the EFI 1.2 update to an iMac with an XP Boot Camp partition?

A comment on Versiontracker where a user couldn't see his Windows partition after the firmware update makes me too cautious to apply it to mine just yet.

Thanks.

Yes I have, iMac core 2 duo 2.4 Ghz and had no problems. My partition is still there ;-)
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Yes I have, iMac core 2 duo 2.4 Ghz and had no problems. My partition is still there ;-)

Thanks for your reply, I've just installed the firmware update successfully and then booted into Windows XP and back again with no problems on my 17in 2ghz C2D iMac.
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Thanks for your reply, I've just installed the firmware update successfully and then booted into Windows XP and back again with no problems on my 17in 2ghz C2D iMac.

Good for you!!
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post #22 of 24
Strange ... my family pack of iWork was on a G5 and a MacBook. The G5 saw the update in Software update the MacBook didn't! So thanks for these links. I wonder why the MacBook did not see the Software update as being available? Any ideas?
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Originally Posted by stoneygate View Post

Has anyone applied the EFI 1.2 update to an iMac with an XP Boot Camp partition?

A comment on Versiontracker where a user couldn't see his Windows partition after the firmware update makes me too cautious to apply it to mine just yet.

Thanks.

any thing i need to know or prep my mb c2d before i do this firmware. last time i did a firmware upgrade (g3) the screen went black and had for the first time need service on my (any) mac.

i want to get all my ducks in a row before this upgrade. i plan to get leopard do i need this firmware update or leave it be????

i don't run windows on this rig, just mac stuff.
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Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post

Strange ... my family pack of iWork was on a G5 and a MacBook. The G5 saw the update in Software update the MacBook didn't! So thanks for these links. I wonder why the MacBook did not see the Software update as being available? Any ideas?

Strange, detected with my one - Macbook Black

As for the improvements, yes, they are noticeable, Pages is now a little more 'teh snappy'.
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