Apple released a Battery Update 1.3 dedicated to MacBook Pro 15":
Battery Update 1.3 updates battery firmware and addresses battery performance issues with the 15-inch MacBook Pro.
Installation of Battery Update 1.3 requires Mac OS X 10.4.10 or later.
The Battery Update 1.3 supports the following products:
MacBook Pro (15-inch)
MacBook Pro (15-inch Glossy)
MacBook Pro (15-inch Core 2 Duo)
MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.4/2.2GHz)
Note: After Battery Update has been installed, each battery you insert into your MacBook Pro will be updated automatically.
When will the battery be updated?
The BatteryUpdater will check to see if a battery needs to be updated on startup, wake from sleep, and when a battery is inserted. If in these cases there is no AC power supplied, it will then wait until AC power is present and then check to see if the battery needs to be updated. If the battery needs to be updated it will update it automatically. Wait at least 30 seconds after inserting the battery, or wait 30 seconds after you've logged in with a user account, before checking to see if the battery was updated.
For additional information, please visit: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n305540-fr
Probably frustrated by the success of the iPhone and the benefit for AT&T of its partnership with Apple, Verizon unveiled the new high-end mobile phone model, LG Voyager, designed to compete with Apple handy.
The device features a touch screen display and supports 3G network.
Verizon marketing executives claim it is the best mobile released in 2007. On the other side, analysts think that this model will slow down the massive shift of customers leaving Verizon to AT&T for taking advantage of the iPhone package.
Several new high-end mobile phone will be released in a near future, all having their design based on the iPhone. Once again Apple might have shacked part of the industry by releasing an innovative product, and immediately major players in the field come up with similar offers. For sure Apple will have to keep updating the iPhone regularly as mobile phone manufacturers will not let Cupertino taking too much share of this juicy market.
Several readers from de Macfixit
have reported major USB problems after having installed the last EFI firmware updates. Issues are often a problem for detecting USB peripheral (take years...) or the computer massively slow down once the peripherals is connected.
It remains unclear so far if it is related to a series, or to a bug due to a third party applications or devices.
A group of Californian lawyers have launched a Class Action suit
against Apple in regards to the iPhone and invites owners of the product having any of the following problems to join them:
- You own an iPhone and you want to transfer to a wireless carrier other than AT&T. You fall into this category even if you did not unlock your iPhone or have your iPhone disabled by an iPhone update.
- Your iPhone was disabled, malfunctioned, or you had third-party applications erased after you downloaded iPhone update 1.1.1.
- You contacted Apple to repair your iPhone and Apple refused to honor your warranty because you did any one the following: (1) unlocked your iPhone, or (2) installed a third party application.
- You incurred a cancellation fee from your previous wireless carrier when you transferred to AT&T’s wireless service.
- You incurred roaming charges while traveling abroad with your iPhone.
- You purchased a third-party warranty at extra cost for your iPhone because of Apple’s released statement that it will not honor warranties on unlocked iPhones.
As you can see, these are very broad terms. In fact, all the owners of the iPhone who have unlocked their phone have in one manner or another had additional expenses. That will certainly be their angle of attack and the base on which they demand reparation.