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Apple Releases Software Update 1.2 for New MacBooks and MacBook Pros

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Apple has already released a software update for the new aluminum MacBook and MacBook Pro models announced at today's special event.

About MacBook, MacBook Pro Software Update 1.2
This update contains software bug fixes for precision aluminum unibody enclosure MacBook and MacBook Pro notebook computers introduced in October 2008.

The update improves compatibility with external displays and includes a variety of software fixes. This update is recommended for all users of these systems.

The update weighs in at 45 MB and requires OS X 10.5.5.

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imwoblin

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bug fixes for the new " precision aluminum unibody enclosure Macbooks and Macbook Pros". Apple sure
is proud of their new
manufacturing process of the new Macs!
 
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Sijmen

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I didn't have any problems earlier today but I've installed the update and everything still works great.






j/k.
 
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jayhawk11

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I'm surprised these new systems didn't require going to 10.5.6, or were drivers for the new graphics chips already in 10.5.5? (Or was that what Software Update 1.0 and 1.1 were about?)

I find it hard to believe that Apple released drivers for this chipset in 10.5.5., somebody would have found that immediately. The 10.5.2 wasn't released until well after the MacBook Air was announced and out. I'm assuming that the restore discs that come in the box have the required drivers so that Apple didn't need to plunk them into a general release update.
 
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amusiccale

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bug fixes for the new " precision aluminum unibody enclosure Macbooks and Macbook Pros". Apple sure
is proud of their new
manufacturing process of the new Macs!

Yeah, I thought that was an interesting way of characterizing the update. Maybe it's a nod to the mix of search engines and rumor/news sites reporting the update that might boost interest in the new models?
 
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kockgunner

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bug fixes for the new " precision aluminum unibody enclosure Macbooks and Macbook Pros". Apple sure
is proud of their new
manufacturing process of the new Macs!

haha nice one. are all apple products on such a tight schedule that they can't fix these things before they're shipped? at least they're quick about it though.
 
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sorry guys, have to give this a negative rating.....

I like that apple fixied things right away, but.... the product is only a few hours old and it is already at 1.2 -> meaning 2 updates already... I do not like that something has to be fixed already and it just began selling.

:eek: - such is the life with high-tech.
 
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soLoredd

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sorry guys, have to give this a negative rating.....

I like that apple fixied things right away, but.... the product is only a few hours old and it is already at 1.2 -> meaning 2 updates already... I do not like that something has to be fixed already and it just began selling.

:eek: - such is the life with high-tech.

Never buy Apple Rev A stuff. At least that's the mantra I follow.
 
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Maximillian

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Oh good, I was waiting for this update... wait what? How can they update a product that hasn't even shipped yet?
 
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Royale w/cheese

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My early 2008 macbook is looking better and better.
When did it look bad? But yes, I am glad that I have that final revision, even though it MAYBE has the GPU prob.

But anyway, don't they usually have an update almost immediately after the products ship? If I recall, these Penryn MBP had an update within a few days afterward. Come on this is not a negative thing. The things have to be assembled, loaded with software, packaged and shipped. Shouldn't we be glad that they don't take that time just twiddling their thumbs? Don't get me wrong, I don't care for the updates today either, but it is what it is.

Apple does know whats best for us when it comes to one thing: Giving us what they are going to give us. Or rather have us pay for it. I will happily buy a new Mac when I need it. Or want it. No pressure:D
 
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dr_lha

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I'm surprised these new systems didn't require going to 10.5.6, or were drivers for the new graphics chips already in 10.5.5? (Or was that what Software Update 1.0 and 1.1 were about?)
FYI: New Macs almost always come with a non-standard version of the OS, so although they may have 10.5.5, they probably have drivers installed that aren't in the standard 10.5.5, but will make it into 10.5.6. This has been true for the last 3 Macs I've bought.
 
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SFStateStudent

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Never buy Apple Rev A stuff. At least that's the mantra I follow.

Isn't that a Rev A :apple:TV in your signature or is it not?

Oh good, I was waiting for this update... wait what? How can they update a product that hasn't even shipped yet?

Actually, they were shipped for arrival today, according to Apple Store just down the street.
 
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soLoredd

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Isn't that a Rev A :apple:TV in your signature or is it not?

I don't know the answer to that. I bought it three months ago, after Take Two had been out for awhile. The :apple:TV is debatable as to whether or not it relies more on hardware or software. In my opinion, it is software driven and doesn't need hardware upgrades - it does what it does. Like a stand-alone iTunes.
 
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lamadude

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Never buy Apple Rev A stuff. At least that's the mantra I follow.
I used to agree with that, but look for example at the graphics problems with the early 2008 macbook pro. Also I've had so much problems with my Rev B macbook that I have stopped to care about Rev A, B or C and just hope to be lucky and get a fully functional laptop.
 
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