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Late 2013 15in MacBook Pro Retina EFI Update v1.2 (Nvidia GPU/sleep/boot fixes)

"About MacBook Pro Retina EFI Update v1.2 (5.22MB)
This update is recommended for MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, late 2013) models with NVIDIA graphics. This update addresses an issue which, in rare cases, may limit the performance of the discrete graphics processor after a system wake or boot.

System Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.9
MBP112.88Z.0138.B00.1310031144 (EFI 0138.00)"

Assume the last line is the affected EFI/bootrom version (although it's not truncated).
  

Late 2013 13in MacBook Pro Retina EFI Update v1.3 (fix keyboard/trackpad freeze)

"About MacBook Pro Retina EFI Update v1.3 (4.64MB)
This update is recommended for MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, late 2013) models.
This update addresses an issue where the built-in keyboard and Multi-Touch trackpad may become unresponsive.

System Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.9
MBP111.88Z.0133.B00.1309220923 (EFI 0133.00)"

(Also added this update link to the Oct. 30th news page that had the previous Apple support notes/workaround on this problem.)
  

Mail Update for OS X Mavericks:
(download page linked, should also be available via SU)

"About Mail Update for Mavericks
This update improves stability and compatibility with Gmail, and includes fixes for users with custom Gmail settings.

For more information on this update, see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6030

System Requirements: OS X Mavericks 10.9"

That doc has more info on fixes/improvements and a reminder on backing up before updating. (BTW: Later saw this thread in Apple's Mavericks forum with a couple users saying the Nov 7th Mail update added problems - BBOD, Exchange account won't sync and one user reported Time Machine wouldn't allow a restore back to previous version. Not sure if he tried restoring when booted to Recovery partition. I'd try a Safe Boot and reinstall using the Download Updater first though.)
  

Apple/products related News/Updates/Reviews/Tips/PR:

  
New/Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles:
(As always, not all mirrors may be updated. If you get an older doc or 404, try again later.)


  
Recent Articles/Tips/Tweaks/Reviews:
Listing/links of updates, mod/upgrade articles, tips and reviews you may have missed.
Previous News Archive Summary:
    Wednesday November 6th, 2013 News Archive
  • WD Posts Revised OS X 10.9 Warning and Mac WD Software Uninstaller
  • GarageBand 10.0.1
  • Mac OS X Mavericks review (T3)
  • Apple Reveals Government Data Requests
  • NuGuard KX Cases for New iPad Air and iPad mini retina (w/intro sale pricing)
  • Apple Patents Home Automation Tech that Adjusts Settings Based On Location
  • Flagship Tablet Display Technology Shoot-Out: Kindle Fire HDX/iPad Air/Nexus 10
  • What New Features are coming in updates to Apple iWork Apps
  • Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles:
    - About iBooks for Mac
    - About the new iWork for Mac: Features and compatibility
    - OS X keyboard shortcuts
    - OS X: About Network Utility
    - OS X: Changing or resetting an account password
    - OS X: How to create and deploy a recovery key for FileVault 2
    - OS X: How to disable automatic login when FileVault is enabled
    - OS X: Low power alert with USB Devices, USB Keyboard, and USB SuperDrive
    - Archived - OS X: Starting up with 32-bit or 64-bit kernel
    - OS X Mavericks: System Requirements
    - OS X Mavericks: Profile-based certificate renewal
    - OS X Mavericks: Home folder appears different after completing Setup Assistant
    - OS X Mavericks: Check Date & Time preferences for "This copy of the Install OS X Mavericks application can't be verified..." Installer message
    - iPhoto for iOS: AirDrop or Beam slideshows with music
    - iPhoto for iOS opens to a mostly black screen
    - iPhoto for iOS: About auto-sized prints
    - iOS 7: How to reduce screen motion
    - iPhone, iPad, iPod: Resetting iTunes sync alerts
    - Understanding which SIM card your iPhone or iPad uses

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.
  


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