2011 MacBook Pro Firmware Software Update Fixes Quirky Behavior

The big news coming out of Cupertino is all about the release of Apple's refreshed iMac all-in-one (AIO) desktop line, now with quad-core processors, faster graphics, a FaceTime HD camera, and Intel's Thunderbolt interface. That's all well and good, but what about the 2011 MacBook Pro models? It hasn't exactly been smooth sailing for newer MacBook Pro owners, who have had to contend with things like flickering video when hooking up to a Cinema Display via Thunderbolt, and system freezes when the processor is under a heavy load. Good news folks, a new software update is supposed to fix all that, and more.

Slipping under the radar because of the refreshed iMac announcement, Apple on Wednesday released its MacBook Pro Software Update 1.4. Here's the description:

"This update includes fixes that improve graphics stability, address issues with external display support and 3D performance, and improve Thunderbolt devices support," Apple says.

You can use the built-in Software Update utility to breath new life into your still new 2011 model MacBook Pro, or grab the 133MB download from here.