Apple releases update for freezing MacBook keyboardsApple has released a software update for its MacBook and MacBook Pro systems that addresses chronic freezing issues with the systems' keyboards.
The fix acknowledges an issue previously reported by AppleInsider which causes intermittent unresponsiveness on multiple generations of the Intel-based portables running Mac OS X Leopard.
When affected, some MacBook and MacBook Pro models are temporarily unable to provide keyboard input, in some cases lasting a minute or more. Users are sometimes compelled to relaunch Finder or the system itself to regain control of the system beyond the trackpad or external peripherals.
The patch requires Mac OS X 10.5.1 or later to install and is available either through the official Software Update utility or as a separate download (979KB) from Apple's support website.
On Topic: MacBook
- Apple shows continued interest in fuel cell-powered devices with weeklong battery life
- Suppliers expect widespread adoption of USB Type-C in laptops, smartphones thanks to Apple
- AppleCare for Mac now covers batteries retaining less than 80% charge
- Thunderbolt 3 spec announced with support for USB-C connector, transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps
- Patriot unveils USB-C flash drive for Apple's MacBook