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Mid 2011 MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.9 pulled
Noticed the download page in Monday's archive (and revised Apple doc below) now 404's (page pulled), due to problems reported by users (noted here Tuesday). Hopefully a revised updater will be released soon. Tuesday's MacBook Air forum thread on problems now 5 pages and growing.
A later post there had comments from a conversation with Apple Level 2 support that they've confirmed/identified a problem and are working on a corrected release. (Wrong EFI in pkg?)
Intel SSD Firmware Update Tool v2.0.13 (fix for some Macs) [from Tuesday]
Intel has posted an update to their SATA SSD Firmware Update Tool.
Here's info from the v2.0.13 Release Notes:

"This revision fixes issues associated with working on several Apple* systems.
No firmware changes were made from the previous release."

No details on which mac models were affected.

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