Apple releases MacBook Pro Retina SMC Update 1.1 for 15-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro users

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Date: Friday, March 15th, 2013, 07:53
Category: MacBook Pro, News, Software

Never doubt a good firmware update.

Late Thursday, Apple released its MacBook Pro Retina SMC Update 1.1 firmware update for its 15-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro notebook. The update, a 504 kilobyte download, offers the following fixes and changes:
– Resolves a rare issue where users may experience slow frame rates when playing graphics-intensive games.

– Includes bug fixes for Power Nap, wake from sleep and fan control.

The update can be located, snagged and installed via OS X’s Software Update features and requires a 15-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later to install and run.

If you’ve tried the firmware update and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.

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2 Responses to “Apple releases MacBook Pro Retina SMC Update 1.1 for 15-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro users”

  1. After the update was finished downloading, it asked to restart so I did. Just after the installation was completed, the fan came on really high for about 3 seconds before it restarted. Is this normal?

  2. Yup. The SMC manages the fan controllers, so it’s forced to set them to max before the update so you know your cpu/ram/gpus are being cooled while it’s not monitoring them.