Bluetooth Firmware Updated 1.0.1 Coming

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    Apple is about to release Bluetooth Firmware Updater 1.0.1.

    Improvements in wake from sleep with Bluetooth devices.
    Provides HID emulation mode to allow Bluetooth keyboards and mice to use snag keys during the boot sequence.
    Improved error detection if the firmware update fails.
  2. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Will this make BT keyboards effective for troubleshooting in all circumstance?

    I guess we'll know, if Apple makes them BTO options in place of wired keyboards.
  3. morlium macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2002
    this will be fantastic if it allows keystroke booting from the BT keyboard ...

    here's the link (though the dowload isn't live yet).
  4. soosy macrumors regular

    May 6, 2002
    I believe there'd still be the issue of needing a wired keyboard to setup the wireless one.

    But it does sound like you'll be able to hold keys during bootup which is great.
  5. illumin8 macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2003
    East Coast, US
    I think they could work that out by shipping you a BT adapter that already has the update... Should act like a regular keyboard for all intents and purposes.

    Good news.
  6. PaisanoMan macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2003
    The problem is that Bluetooth devices need to be 'paired' before they can communicate (for security reasons). Once the computer knows which mouse/keyboard to look for, it could pair with it on startup.

    I just hope it doesn't delay the startup process ...
  7. iHack macrumors regular

    The download is available now, though the knowledge base link and it supports a number of languages. It's 2 MB.

  8. RGunner macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2002
    Midnight Sun
    Download where?

    well I dont see it.. nor can I find it on Apple's site...

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