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Apple's new 12" MacBook gets day-one software update for Bluetooth compatibility

Just moments after the new 12-inch MacBook with Retina display was announced, Apple issued a software update for the refreshed notebook, addressing compatbility with third-party Bluetooth devices.




The Bluetooth update for early 2016 MacBook is now available to download direct from Apple. Apple says it improves compatibility with third-party Bluetooth accessories, and it is recommended that all users install.

The update requires an early 2016 MacBook running OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 or later. It's a 157.8-megabyte download.

The new 12-inch MacBook features Intel's latest Skylake mobile processors, along with improved graphics and faster flash storage. Apple has also begun selling a rose gold model, and boosted battery life by an hour.

The 12-inch MacBook features Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, as well as 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

The base configuration with a 1.1-gigahertz dual-core Intel Core m3 processor, 8 gigabytes of RAM and 256 gigabytes of flash storage starts at $1,299. The new MacBooks are available to purchase starting today through Apple's website, and will be available to order at Apple Authorized Resellers and Apple's own retail stores beginning Wednesday.