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Apple releases fixes for its latest MacBook Pro notebooks

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The two firmware updates released now solve the keyboard and touchpad issues, as well as poor graphics performance.
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The 2013 Apple MacBook Pro featuring Retina Display just got two firmware updates which solve the issues reported recently by many users of these notebooks. Fortunately, the keyboard and touchpad of the MacBook Pro became unresponsive because the software of the portable computer had bugs and not due to hardware issues. The same can be said about the poor graphics performance of the models with NVIDIA GPUs.  

Made official by Apple on November 7, the first update to the MacBook Pro laptop is labeled "MacBook Pro Retina EFI Update v1.3" and has only 4.64 MB in size. To install properly, it needs Mac OS X 10.9. Apple recommends it for  "MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, late 2013) models."Unfortunately, the official description is very short "This update addresses an issue where the built-in keyboard and Multi-Touch trackpad may become unresponsive."

At last, there is another update which promises to solve the "issue which, in rare cases, may limit the performance of the discrete graphics processor after a system wake or boot" on MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, late 2013) models with NVIDIA graphics. Its name is "MacBook Pro Retina EFI Update v1.2" and has a size of 5.22 MB

Both are free updates and can be downloaded from support.apple.com (see the links below for details).

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Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5433 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2013-11- 8 (Update: 2013-11- 9)