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Updates: Thunderbolt and MacBook Pro, Mac mini EFI Firmware

Apple has released some more Thunderbolt related updates. The first is Thunderbolt Software Update available for all Macs with Thunderbolt (2011 models). The update provides support for the Apple Thunderbolt Display and bug fixes for Thunderbolt device compatibility.

Apple also released Macbook Pro EFI Firmware Update 2.2 for MacBook Pro laptops (2011 models).

This update enables Lion Internet Recovery which starts Lion Recovery directly from Apple servers over a broadband Internet connection if the built-in recovery is unavailable. It also includes fixes that resolve issues with Apple Thunderbolt Display compatibility and Thunderbolt Target Disk Mode performance on MacBook Pro (early 2011) models.
The MacBook Pro EFI Update will update the EFI firmware on your notebook computer. Your computer’s power cord must be connected and plugged into a working power source. When your MacBook Pro restarts, a gray screen will appear with a status bar to indicate the progress of the update. It will take several minutes for the update to complete. Do not disturb or shut off the power on your MacBook Pro during this update.

Mac mini EFI Firmware Update 1.3 was also released for the Mac mini (2011 model).

This update includes fixes that enhance the stability of Lion Recovery from an Internet connection, and resolve issues with Apple Thunderbolt Display compatibility and Thunderbolt Target Disk Mode performance on Mac Mini (mid 2011) models.
The Mac mini EFI Update will update the EFI firmware on your Mac mini computer. When your Mac mini restarts, a gray screen will appear with a status bar to indicate the progress of the update. It will take several minutes for the update to complete. Do not disturb or shut off the power on your Mac mini during this update.

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