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Thursday, November 07, 2013, 12:18 pm PT (03:18 pm ET)

Apple issues update to fix keyboard, trackpad bugs in latest 13" Retina MacBook Pros

Apple on Thursday afternoon issued an update for EFI firmware on late 2013 13-inch Retina MacBook Pros, designed to address a problem where the laptop's keyboard and trackpad could freeze.

MacBook Pro EFI Update


The issues surfaced days after the notebooks' release in late October, with users complaining of sporadic keyboard and trackpad freezes that could only be cured with a hard reset. Apple promised that a fix would be incoming a few days later.

According to the release notes, Thursday's update "addresses an issue where the built-in keyboard and Multi-Touch trackpad may become unresponsive." Users can download the update now from the Mac App Store.

AppleInsider reviewed the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display and found it to be a strong performer, particularly with Intel's latest Haswell processors and faster integrated Iris graphics. The new notebook also sports a slightly thinner chassis and lighter weight than last year's model.

Readers looking to get the best prices on Apple's latest Retina display toting MacBook Pros can compare resellers found in the official AppleInsider Mac Price Guide, portions of which are included below with special exclusive deals on AppleCare extended warranties.

MB Pro
13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro (without Retina display) price with 3 Years of AppleCare
Apple
MacMall
B&H Photo & Video
Adorama
Discount
2.5GHz 13" (4GB/500GB HDD) $1,348.00 $189.01
13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display price with 3 Years of AppleCare
Apple
MacMall
B&H Photo & Video
Adorama
Discount
2.6GHz 13" (8GB, 128GB) NEW $1,548.00 $149.00
2.6GHz 13" (8GB, 256GB) NEW $1,748.00 $199.00
2.6GHz 13" (16GB, 128GB) NEW $1,748.00
n/a
$169.00
2.6GHz 13" (16GB, 256GB) NEW $1,948.00 $199.00
2.8GHz 13" (8GB, 128GB) NEW $1,648.00
n/a
$125.00
2.8GHz 13" (8GB, 256GB) NEW $1,848.00 $125.00
2.8GHz 13" (8GB, 512GB) NEW $2,048.00 $219.00
2.8GHz 13" (8GB, 1TB) NEW $2,548.00
n/a
$116.52
2.8GHz 13" (16GB, 128GB) NEW $1,848.00
n/a
$125.00
2.8GHz 13" (16GB, 256GB) NEW $2,048.00
n/a
$125.00
2.8GHz 13" (16GB, 512GB) NEW $2,248.00 $125.00
2.8GHz 13" (16GB, 1TB) NEW $2,748.00 $125.00
3.0GHz 13" (8GB, 128GB) NEW $1,848.00 $125.00
3.0GHz 13" (8GB, 256GB) NEW $2,048.00 $69.01
3.0GHz 13" (8GB, 512GB) NEW $2,248.00 $69.01
3.0GHz 13" (8GB, 1TB) NEW $2,748.00 $125.00
3.0GHz 13" (16GB, 128GB) NEW $2,048.00
n/a yet
$125.00
3.0GHz 13" (16GB, 256GB) NEW $2,248.00 $125.00
3.0GHz 13" (16GB, 512GB) NEW $2,448.00 $199.00
3.0GHz 13" (16GB, 1TB) NEW $2,948.00 $128.51
2.4GHz 13" MBP (4GB, 128GB) $1,548.00 $268.02
2.4GHz 13" MBP (8GB, 256GB) $1,748.00 $318.02
2.6GHz 13" MBP (8GB, 512GB) $2,048.00 $318.02
2.8GHz 13" MBP (16GB, 512GB) $2,448.00 $369.01
2.8GHz 13" MBP (16GB, 1TB) $2,948.00 $399.00
15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display price with 3 Years of AppleCare
Apple
MacMall
B&H Photo & Video
Adorama
Discount
2.2GHz 15" (16GB, 256GB) NEW $2,348.00 $205.00
2.2GHz 15" (16GB, 512GB) NEW $2,648.00
n/a
$135.92
2.2GHz 15" (16GB, 1TB) NEW $3,148.00
n/a
$155.00
2.5GHz 15" (16GB, 256GB) NEW $2,448.00 $155.00
2.5GHz 15" (16GB, 512GB) NEW $2,748.00 $249.00
2.5GHz 15" (16GB, 1TB) NEW $3,248.00 $155.00
2.5GHz 15" (16GB, 512GB, 750M) NEW $2,848.00 $299.00
2.5GHz 15" (16GB, 1TB, 750M) NEW $3,348.00 $105.00
2.8GHz 15" (16GB, 256GB) NEW $2,648.00 $155.00
2.8GHz 15" (16GB, 512GB) NEW $2,948.00 $155.00
2.8GHz 15" (16GB, 512GB, 750M) NEW $3,048.00 $299.01
2.8GHz 15" (16GB, 1TB) NEW $3,448.00 $159.91
2.8GHz 15" (16GB, 1TB, 750M) NEW $3,548.00 $349.00
2.0GHz 15" MBP (8GB, 256GB) $2,348.00 $555.00
2.3GHz 15" (16GB, 512GB, 750M) $2,948.00 $505.00
2.6GHz 15" MBP (8GB, 512GB) $2,948.00 $505.00
2.6GHz 15" MBP (16GB, 1TB, 750M) $3,648.00 $649.00