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MacBook Air, iMac, MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Updated With Internet Recovery Support for 2010 Models

Earlier today Apple published two EFI Firmware updates for its iMac, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro lines. The updates, available through Software Update or Apple's website, bring Lion Internet Recovery to more Mac models from 2010 -- the mid 2010 iMac, late 2010 MacBook Air, and early 2010 MacBook Pro.

- 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.

MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 2.6

This update enables Lion Recovery from an Internet connection on MacBook Pro (Early 2010) models.

Lion Internet Recovery was first released last summer alongside OS X 10.7, allowing users to re-download the OS directly from Apple's servers without the Mac App Store. The feature was initially only available on Mac models refreshed during the summer, but eventually found its way to older models through software updates.

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