Apple Addresses Battery Issues on MacBook Pro Computers

SMC Firmware Update 1.7 patches a rare issue causing batteries to act up

After patching a similar issue on old-generation MacBook computers, Apple this week has released a new firmware update addressing problems with the power management system in MacBook Pros.

Apple’s new MacBook Pro SMC Firmware Update 1.7 addresses “a rare issue on some Apple notebooks where a battery that has accumulated more than 1000 charge cycles may unexpectedly shut down or stop functioning,” Apple states.

System Requirements include OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard), OS X 10.7.5 (Lion), and OS X 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion). The update applies to MacBook Pro (15 and 17-inch, Early 2011) and MacBook Pro (15 and 17-inch, Mid 2010) models.

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