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Mac Firmware Updates Address Lion Internet Recovery, Thunderbolt Display Issues

Cupertino based iPhone maker Apple Inc. released on Wednesday a couple of firmware updates for its latest MacBook Pro and Mac Mini models.

The updates have been issued with the view of addressing some particular issues plaguing the Thunderbolt connectivity as well as the Lion Internet Recovery technologies, the company announced.

The EFI Firmware Update 1.3, aimed at the mid 2011 Mac Mini models will offer stability enhancement for the Lion Internet Recovery feature, and patches a flaw which was plaguing the Apple Thunderbolt Display compatibility.

The same way the update aimed at MacBook Pro, dubbed EFI Firmware Update 2.2 will facilitate similar patches for the Thunderbolt technology. In addition to that, the update will also enable Internet recovery on the product.

Internet Recovery enables users to get assistance and reinstall Lion over the Web even when there is a crash in the hard drive, and no physical Lion Recovery partition is present.

“Of special note is the fix of an issue with plugging in to Apple's yet-to-be-released Thunderbolt Display, which has been marketed as a docking station of sorts for late-model MacBook Air owners,” writes Computer World (opens in new tab).