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OS X Updates: Thunderbolt Firmware Update v1.1

28 November 2012 2,779 views 5 Comments

Apple has released more than a dozen Thunderbolt updates. However, all of this attention hasn't spurred Thunderbolt's adoption outside the Mac universe…

Tweak, tweak, tweak and tweak some more has been Apple’s approach since the it introduced this advanced I/O technology back in February 2011 — the company has released more than a dozen Thunderbolt specific and related/includes updates. However, all of this attention hasn’t spurred adoption outside the Mac universe.

• Thunderbolt Firmware Update v1.1, download
— This update addresses an issue with MacBook Pro (mid 2012) and some cables that may prevent bus-powered Thunderbolt devices from functioning properly.

Despite being demonstrably superior to USB 3 (graphic above), Thunderbolt hasn’t gained market traction, largely due to cost considerations.

Does Thunderbolt play in your workflow or are you wedded to FireWire and/or USB?

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