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Wednesday, April 05, 2006, 08:00 am PT (11:00 am ET)

Apple releases firmware updates for all three Intel Macs

Apple on Wednesday released individual firmware updates for its three existing Intel-based Macs and also issued a single Firmware Restoration CD software package covering all three models: iMac, MacBook Pro and Mac mini.

The firmware updates, which deliver EFI with BIOS support for the Intel Macs, do not appear automatically in the Mac OS X Software Update mechanism, so users must download them manually.

iMac (Intel) Firmware Update 1.0

iMac (Intel) Firmware Update 1.0 (2.8MB) updates iMac computers with Intel processors only.

MacBook Pro (Intel) Firmware Update 1.0

MacBook Pro (Intel) Firmware Update 1.0 (2.8MB) updates MacBook Pro computers with Intel processors only.

Mac mini (Intel) Firmware Update 1.0

Mac mini (Intel) Firmware Update 1.0 (2.8MB) updates Mac mini computers with Intel processors only.

Firmware Restoration CD v1.0

The Firmware Restoration CD v1.0 (8.7MB) can restore the firmware of an Intel-based iMac (early 2006), Mac mini (early 2006), or MacBook Pro (early 2006) to original factory condition. It can only be used to restore the Firmware after an interrupted or failed update.

Additional information on Apple's firmware updates for Intel Macs has been posted to a knowledge base article on the company's support site.