Apple Issues Trackpad Update for Just-Released MacBook Pro (Retina)

Discussion in 'Mac Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    One day after its release at WWDC, Apple has already issued a software update for the MacBook Pro (Retina).

    The update, which weighs in at mere 1.26MB, fixes an issue with the trackpad being intermittently unresponsive:
    Article Link: Apple Issues Trackpad Update for Just-Released MacBook Pro (Retina)
  2. Rudy69 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2009
  3. tonymillion macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2006
    I'll have great fun installing it when mine arrives next week :cool:
  4. AnonMac50 macrumors 65816

    Mar 24, 2010
    Is it just me or isn't this computer getting way too many updates for a Day 1 device? :eek:
  5. PracticalMac macrumors 68030


    Jan 22, 2009
    Houston, TX
    Not just this one. :confused:
  6. coder12 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2010
    I was thinking the same thing, I'm just glad they're fixing the issues though :)
  7. baryon macrumors 68040


    Oct 3, 2009
    It's normal, they manufactured these machines weeks ago, and they probably found some bugs since then. I guess they're only releasing the updates now to avoid rumor sites going "Apple issues firmware update for unreleased notebook, therefore Retina MBP confirmed!".
  8. MrShoehorn macrumors member


    Jun 27, 2007
    I'd rather get some updates on day 1, then wait weeks or months for fixes from other unnamed companies.
  9. marcusj0015 macrumors 65816

    Aug 29, 2011
    THREE updates in one day?! This makes me nervous of buying it... :/
  10. gatortpk macrumors 6502

    Nov 25, 2003
    Melbourne, FL
    I totally agree. The updates have been around, ready for installation for a while now, they just simply won't open every box and update an already packed MacBook Pro to update before they get to the consumer. (Obviously)

    I assume the software updates were available the moment a new owner setup a new MacBook Pro.

    Remember buying a new Mac in the past and it only had 10.X.X installed, and you could update it to 10.X.X+2? immediately? This is no different. Although I would guess they already all had 10.7.4 installed and that's probably the minimum OS. They likely will never release a OS X 10.7.5 anyway. If they do, it may be the only other time it get's released after the next major update, remember 10.4.11, it came right after 10.5? Then again, that was a $129 upgrade, today it's only $19.99, so the only reason for 10.7.5 after 10.8 release would be for the original Core 2 Duos that run Lion today but can't run Mountain Lion because of their 32-bit EFI. (I know that's not the main technical reason, but it fits.)

    10.7.4 would be the lowest interim update before the next major release since 10.0.4 on June 22, 2001 (11 years ago!). It does appear that we'll see new major updates every year now. :) OS X 10.9 in 2013, 10.10 in 2014, 10.11 in 2015, etc. (When do you see it ending? The end of OS X in 2020 with OS X 10.16? I guess it would be when the keyboard and mouse/trackpad are obsolete.)
  11. somebody else macrumors member

    somebody else

    Feb 1, 2011

    Look forward to updating when mine arrives in July! Hopefully by then other applications (Apple or otherwise) will also get revamped for the Retina display.
  12. jjonesx86 macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2009
    I bought mine as soon as the store reopened and have been loving it. I thought I was having a performance issue because certain UI actions/transitions were slow (launchpad, mission control, navigating to widgets, etc). This trackpad update has fixed my problems. And yes, I was using the trackpad gestures to control all of those actions so it makes sense. Glad they fixed it quickly.
  13. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
    I downloaded the update via the App Store and finished installing it, but the trackpad update is still shown in Launchpad and under Applications/Utilities.

    Is it ok to just delete the 'MacBook Pro Trackpad' file, or is there another way of doing it? I'm on MLDP4 if it matters. Thanks.

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