Apple releases fixes for its latest MacBook Pro notebooks

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 (see the links below for details).


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Codrut Nistor, 2013-11- 8 (Update: 2013-11- 9)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.