Apple has released several firmware updates for their current 2011 Mac lineup, most interestingly the firmware update for the iMac that brings Lion Internet Recovery to those machines. The update also addresses several Thunderbolt issues. Of course Internet Recovery was introduced alongside OS X Lion in July as a way fro users needing to install […]
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Lion Internet Recovery Now Available for Current-Generation iMacs

Screen shot 2011-06-07 at 1.12.05 PM.pngApple has released several firmware updates for their current 2011 Mac lineup, most interestingly the firmware update for the iMac that brings Lion Internet Recovery to those machines. The update also addresses several Thunderbolt issues.

Of course Internet Recovery was introduced alongside OS X Lion in July as a way fro users needing to install the OS on a blank replacement job. So, users who have a catastrophic drive failure now have a piece of mind. Internet Recovery is a minimal bootable install that opens access to the computer’s firmware and allows for a connection to the internet to be opened. From there, it will download Lion for installation.

Apple is slowly but surely spreading this feature across their entire line of computers. In September, two months after the introduction of Lion, Apple brought the feature to the MacBook Pro line. This is after Apple first introduced the feature on this year’s MacBook Air and Mac Mini updates, which were released alongside Lion in July.

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