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Mid 2013 MacBook Air SMC Firmware Update 2.0 Info/Download
(Download page linked. Should also be available via Software Update on mid 2013 models.)
MacBook Air SMC Update v2.0 (804KB)
This update is recommended for MacBook Air (Mid 2013) models.
This update addresses an issue which may cause the battery to drain faster than expected when the lid is closed.
System Requirements: OS X 10.9.2 & later, OS X 10.8.5 & later"
Per Apple's doc on SMC update versions, after the SMC 2.0 update the 11-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air SMC version should be 2.12f137 and the 13-inch model should be 2.13f9.
Sometimes after an update you may need to Reset the System Management Controller (SMC). (And a couple owners reported initially lower battery runtime estimates after this update, but it may take awhile for it to accurately reflect this.)
Tuesday's news has info on
EFI Firmware Update 2.8 for Mid 2013/Early 2014 MacBook Air.
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Apple Loop: The iWatch Is Coming, Swift Is Here, Continuity Helps, and WWDC Is Over
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