Apple extends Lion Internet recovery to more 2010 Macs

Feature introduced to early 2010 MacBook Pro, the mid 2010 iMac, and the late 2010 MacBook Air.

Apple has released a set of firmware updates that bring Lion Internet recovery to the early 2010 MacBook Pro, the mid 2010 iMac, and the late 2010 MacBook Air.

Here are links to the updates:

  • MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 2.6 This update enables Lion Recovery from an Internet connection on MacBook Pro (Early 2010) models.
  • iMac EFI Update 1.8 This update enables Lion Recovery from an Internet connection on iMac (Mid 2010) models.
  • MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.3 This update enables Lion Recovery from an Internet connection on MacBook Air (Late 2010) models and addresses an issue where the system could restart if the power button is pressed immediately after waking from deep sleep.

Lion Internet recovery allows systems running Mac OS X 10.7 'Lion' to download a copy of the operating system over the internet in the even of a system failure.

Lion Internet recovery has already been added to early 2011 iMacs and mid 2010 13-inch MacBook Pro systems, as well as new systems sold with Lion pre-installed.

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