Apple pushes out MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update; iBooks 1.0.1

Apple released an EFI update for Late 2013 MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch) models and an iBooks update for Mavericks.

Owners of Apple's just-released 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina that have experienced issues with the keyboard and trackpad becoming unresponsive are getting some relief. The new MBP13 will receive a notification that MacBook Pro Retina EFI Update 1.3 is available in the Mac App Store. 

Apple pushes out MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update, iBooks 1.0.1 - Jason O'Grady

I received the EFI Update 3.1 notification yesterday and installed it on my MBP 13-inch, although I haven't noticed any issues with the keyboard or trackpad.  

Apple also released iBooks 1.0.1 for Mavericks at the same time, which includes "bug fixes and improvements to performance and stability." The initial release of iBooks for Mavericks/OS X 10.9 took a lot of criticism for excessive blocker bugs. Here's an email I received from a reader shortly after Mavericks was released:

You may have been wrong about iBooks becoming available on the desktop, but you can still claim a victory because the app that Apple released in Mavericks is the buggiest mess I've ever seen. Makes the first iteration of their Maps app look good. The app won't even open a book on any of my computers! The Apple Discussion Forums are full of complaints of all kinds, from lost books, failure to sync, inability to resize text, to not even being able to open the app without it crashing. And, as usual, Apple is totally silent about this -no help from tech support at all. So as far as I'm concerned, you're still right about no iBooks on the desktop.

I did some initial testing with iBooks 1.0.1 and had no difficulty with two publications. 

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