Apple Releases Bluetooth Firmware Update 2.0.1

Discussion in 'Mac Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today released Bluetooth Firmware Update 2.0.1, offering bug fixes and compatibility improvements for Apple peripheral devices.
    The update weighs in at 1.78 MB and requires OS X 10.5.7 or later.

    Article Link: Apple Releases Bluetooth Firmware Update 2.0.1
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 29, 2005
    Red Sox Nation
    I hope this increases my signal strength to the peripherals. I've resigned to chalking the "just barely good enough" SS to my environment but perhaps a magic Apple update will solve the problem.
  3. macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    I haven't noticed problems with my BT Apple KB or my BT Mouse....:eek:
  4. macrumors 68000


    Jul 27, 2002
    my mighty mouse disconnects all the time, but this update isn't showing up in software update. how do i know if i have a broadcom chipset?
  5. macrumors 6502


    Dec 1, 2006
    Auckland, New Zealand
    It's not showing up in my software update either. I have a broadcom bluetooth module in my MBA and system profiler says it is Apple Bluetooth Software Version: 2.1.8f2. Isn't that greater than 2.0.1 or are these different things?
  6. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Pretty sure you can only download it from Apple's website, provided in the article. Surprised it is not showing up in Bluetooth Firmware Update though
  7. macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2007
    Issaquah, WA
    Attempt to install this update on my Late 2008 Unibody 15.4" MBP result in a "already up to date" message. I assume that is correct and that if it doesn't let you install, don't bother or worry about it.
  8. macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2008
    Software does not equal Firmware. Two different things. It's talking about the version of the firmware *inside* your BT mouse/keyboard/tamagochi.
  9. macrumors 6502


    Feb 13, 2008
    Long Island
    I could be wrong but I believe the 2.1 you see in system profiler is just the version of Bluetooth, being 2.1 with EDR. The firmware is different. It's like having an 802.11n wifi router and updating your firmware won't change that it's 802.11n.
  10. macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2007
    Not showing up for me either... Unibody 15" MBP. All other updates have been applied.
  11. macrumors 6502


    Aug 13, 2007
    The Support doc does say:

    • Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later

    Which suggests it was part of the 10.5.8 update, (assuming you've installed this of course).


    - D

    Actually, it does say 'or later'. Note to self: Learn to read! It isn't showing for me either (Late 2008 UMBP 15")
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2003
    Find your version of the Bluetooth Firmware by opening SYstem Profiler and clicking on "Bluetooth" in the left column. You will see your firmware version three rows below your computer's name. This is not an update for all Bluetooth chipsets. See which chipset you have right above the firmware version (the second row below the computer name).

    The download is on the support site downloads section (front page presently). You could also just click the link provided by Arn.

    I hope they actually did fix the issues. The mouse issues combined with the Time Machine issues have made me feel like I purchased sub-standard products.
  13. macrumors 68000


    Jun 24, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    My mouse has problems all the time. It loses its connects every hour or two... downloading and hoping it helps:)
  14. macrumors 68020


    Aug 31, 2003
    Wherever my feet take me…
    Plus, firmware isn't updated w/ OS updates. Firmware & OS are 2 different things. I could have a firmware update for my MBP, not install it & it'll still be in software update in Mac OS 9999999 (OK, I'm exaggerating, but you should get the idea).
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2007
    The download seems to have been pulled on the page linked in the article in addition to SU.

    I downloaded it and it says my firmware is up to date, so there must be something screwy with the installer.
  16. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Nothing is scewy with the installer. Your computer is all up to date already. Like a previous poster said, if it says everything is up to date, forget about it.
  17. macrumors demi-god

    Oct 14, 2005
    Virginia Beach
    Same. Have the first gen uMBP 15" and the keyboard/mouse drop every hour or so, and the connect gets really laggy when the notebook is in clamshell mode.
  18. macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    It's not showing for me either. I have the mid 2009 15" uMBP. I just updated iPhoto so I'll reboot and see if that makes any difference.
  19. macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2006
    My mighty mouse also does this, or it will become very jerky.
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2003
    It will NOT show in Software Update. So, do not look there. Go right to Apple - Support - Downloads. It has not been removed as far as I can tell. It is second on the list. Oh, and it only updates certain chipsets. I've got several machines here and only the newest one (a couple weeks old) required the update because the older units have different chipsets.
  21. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 3, 2007
    Abilene TX
    Why isn't this showing in software update? Apple should not release any system update unless it also shows in software update. Come on, this isn't a pc where I have to go hunting for updated drivers. :mad:
  22. macrumors member


    May 11, 2004
    Tried WiFI Firmware Update For Broadcom - No Go

    I checked my System Profiler and it says:

    Apple Bluetooth Software Version: 2.1.8f2
    Hardware Settings:
    MacBook Pro:
    Address: 00-23-6c-b7-90-e9
    Manufacturer: Broadcom
    Firmware Version: 180 (369)

    Downloaded the Bluetooth Firmware Update 2.0.1 and ran it and it says "Your computer's Bluetooth firmware is up-to-date". How does the Fireware Version 180 (369) map to 2.0.1?
  23. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Note to self, remember to turn bluetooth on to see it in the system profiler.

    Have Cambridge Silicon Radio, so I turned it off again.
  24. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    No, it's not. But like someone earlier said, firmware is not software! Hence, SOFTWARE Update, will not find the firmware. However, if your computer needs the firmware update, it will be in the Bluetooth FIRMWARE update tool located in: Applications>Utilities>Bluetooth Firmware
  25. macrumors 68020

    Dec 25, 2006
    Either way, it should show up in the software update. Who is going to know about this or where to find it if it doesn't show up in software update, or when you open Bluetooth, except for nerds like us that read MacRumors?

    I'm assuming my MBP needed it because it installed. Not a very user friendly way to issue an update Apple! I don't care if it is firmware or software. If I can get HP updates for my printer in software update, why the crap can't Apple issue their own updates in there no matter what they are? They should all show up in once central location. Seems like Microsoft style. :rolleyes:

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