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Old Nov 27, 2012, 03:14 PM   #1
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Apple Releases Thunderbolt Firmware Update v1.1




Apple has released an update to mid-2012 MacBook Pro models to fix an issue with some Thunderbolt cables. The 442KB update is available via Apple's support site and the Mac App Store.
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About Thunderbolt Firmware Update v1.1 This update addresses an issue with MacBook Pro (mid 2012) and some Thunderbolt cables that may prevent bus-powered Thunderbolt devices from functioning properly.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 03:17 PM   #2
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Phew, thank goodness they released this! Now my 2000 worth of Thunderbolt cables will work perfectly with my 1000 laptop.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 03:46 PM   #3
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I think i've lost count of how many 'Thunderbolt' updates there have been since original release.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 03:48 PM   #4
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Hopefully this will fix the weirdness with the Ethernet adapter.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 04:08 PM   #5
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When are they going to update the price of Thunderbolt accessories?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 04:31 PM   #6
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When is thunderbolt going to be affordable? It's been quite a while since it was released...
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 04:38 PM   #7
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Hopefully this will fix the weirdness with the Ethernet adapter.
What kind of weirdness? Mine works flawlessly as far as i can tell...

On second thought: Is this targetted explicitly to non-Retina MBP's? Not required on my rMBP according to the installer.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 04:49 PM   #8
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Bah! I have Thunderbolt Display, famous for USB ports not working correctly from time-to-time. I got all excited and read the headline as "Apple Releases Thunderbolt Display Firmware Update".
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 04:56 PM   #9
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Not compatible with 15" retina .

Was hoping it may fix the random freezing when I plug in my Thunderbolt Ethernet adapter.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 06:29 PM   #10
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Not compatible with 15" retina .

Was hoping it may fix the random freezing when I plug in my Thunderbolt Ethernet adapter.
I've never witnessed this which is a plus
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 07:51 PM   #11
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Hopefully this will fix the weirdness with the Ethernet adapter.
Do tell...I have one and wondered if it was performing as it should.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 10:34 PM   #12
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I still say it should be called "Lightning Bolt"
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 12:12 AM   #13
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So when are they going to fix the MacPro computers that do not have Thunderbolt?
You know those professional computers who's users are the ones most likely to adopt a technology like Thunderbolt, which was designed to be as fast as possible for professional use!
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 12:14 AM   #14
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Apple has released an update to mid-2012 MacBook Pro models to fix an issue with some Thunderbolt cables. The 442KB update is available via Apple's support site and the Mac App Store.

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And it hasn't broken anything yet...
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 12:17 AM   #15
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im also kinda wondering when there will be actual Thunderbolt accessories besides $50 cables and $1000+ hard drive arrays?!

By the time Belkin actually releases its long awaited Thunderbolt breakout box, Apple will have already moved on to the next gen Applebolt standard declaring Thunderbolt a slow and obsolete technology, of course they will gladly sell you a $39 dongle so you can connect at least some of your antique accessories to the new port.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 12:26 AM   #16
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Not compatible with 15" retina .

Was hoping it may fix the random freezing when I plug in my Thunderbolt Ethernet adapter.
I don't have that specific issue, but sometimes it does get a bit wonky upon waking and drops the network. The solution has always been to unplug and replug the TB cable -- unplugging the Ethernet cable doesn't do squat when the in line chips are confused.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 01:29 AM   #17
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I believe we are going to see a difference to thunderbolt devices' price (and a much bigger number to chose from) when PCs will adopt this technology as mainstream. They have just started to do that.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 08:47 AM   #18
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they still haven't fixed issue regarding external HDMI display using minidisplay port.... i just applied the patch on my MBP 13" mid-2012 ML 10.8.2 build 12C60
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 08:58 AM   #19
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I saw this coming. It's like Firewire all over again, only worse because at least Firewire peripherals (such as disks) were somewhat affordable and widely available quickly after release, whereas Thunderbolt peripherals are still overpriced and unavailable.

Sad, because technically thunderbolt is an amazing interface.
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Can you guys come up with more TB accessories and lower their price before you update my machine?
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 10:49 AM   #21
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When is thunderbolt going to be affordable? It's been quite a while since it was released...
I guess I don't understand. It comes standard on all current models. Peripherals are pretty much the same cost as FW800 versions or eSATA versions. What's the issue?
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 10:57 AM   #22
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I still say it should be called "Lightning Bolt"
I seem to recall (from a year or two ago) that there is, or will be, a "Lightning Bolt" version of this. It is optical using fiber-optics in the cable rather than copper wire. Pictures of it were showing it as part of the USB-3 port rather than minidisplay-port and the optic cables were in 2 corners of the connector (the light transmitters/receivers were built in the devices and coupled to the fiber). They indicated that the optical version would run much faster than the wire version, didn't require active electronics in the cables ($$$), and could be available some time after the Thunderbolt was released.

I haven't seen much about it since ... so perhaps it is still being engineered to work?
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 12:00 PM   #23
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Bah! I have Thunderbolt Display, famous for USB ports not working correctly from time-to-time. I got all excited and read the headline as "Apple Releases Thunderbolt Display Firmware Update".
Same with me. Flakey problem, sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't. Connect the laptop to the TB display, and the USB ports don't connect. I use the USB keyboard, so it's a pretty serious issue. Good thing the trackpad is bluetooth! Only fix I've found is to do a full restart of the machine while it's connected to the display.

If I wanted to reboot my machine in order to get the keyboard to work, I could just use Windows!
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Not compatible with 15" retina .
Ah, that's why it hasn't appeared in App Store for me then

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I've never witnessed this which is a plus
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I seem to recall (from a year or two ago) that there is, or will be, a "Lightning Bolt" version of this. It is optical using fiber-optics in the cable rather than copper wire. Pictures of it were showing it as part of the USB-3 port rather than minidisplay-port and the optic cables were in 2 corners of the connector (the light transmitters/receivers were built in the devices and coupled to the fiber). They indicated that the optical version would run much faster than the wire version, didn't require active electronics in the cables ($$$), and could be available some time after the Thunderbolt was released.

I haven't seen much about it since ... so perhaps it is still being engineered to work?
Hey thanks, I now feel vindicated. I received a lot of flack when I posted this idea before. If you're right then it all makes sense.
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