MacBook Air SMC Firmware Update Released by Apple
Article by George Norman
On 01 Jul 2009
The firmware releases continue to be rolled out of the Cupertino-based company; this time Apple released an update for MacBook Air computers that should address a compatibility issue between the device and the latest service replacement batteries. The official tag attached to this release is “MacBook Air SMC Firmware Update 1.2”

“This SMC firmware update adds compatibility for the latest service replacement batteries. SMC Firmware Updates refer to the System Management Controller (SMC) firmware update for Intel-based computers. The SMC is a micro-controller on the logic board that controls the power functions for your computer. The SMC controls various functions, including: power and thermal management, the Sleep LED, and battery [and] controlling the fans, supporting Sudden Motion Sensor, ALS, and the power switch,” explained Apple.


The firmware update provides support for the following languages: Deutsch, English, Français, Español, Italiano, Nederlands, Dansk, Norsk Bokmål, Polski, Português, Português Brasileiro, Pусский, Suomi, Svensk Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Affected products: MacBook Pro (17-inch 2.4GHZ), MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.4/2.2GHz) , Mac mini (Mid 2007), Mac mini (Late 2006), Mac mini (Early 2006), iMac (24-inch Mid 2007), iMac (Mid 2006 17-inch), iMac (Early 2006 20-inch), iMac (Early 2006 17-inch), iMac (24-inch, Late 2006), MacBook Pro, MacBook, Mac Pro, iMac (20-inch Late 2006), iMac (17-inch, Late 2006 CD), iMac (17-inch, Late 2006), MacBook Air (Mid 2009), MacBook Air (Original), MacBook Air, MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2008), MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2008), MacBook (13-inch, Early 2009), MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008), MacBook Air (Late 2008), MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008).

If you would like to get MacBook Air SMC Firmware Update 1.2, a download location is available here.
If you would like to apply the firmware update, detailed information on how to do so is available on Apple’s Support site here.

In related news, Apple recently released other firmware updates: MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.7, Time Capsule and AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.4.2.

Tags: Apple, Firmware, Update, MacBook Air SMC Firmware Update 1.2
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