Apple releases fix for MacBook Pro problems

Users of Apple’s new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro can now download a patch to fix several issues found to be wrong with the device when it launched.

Some customers had complained that the laptop’s keyboard and trackpad became occasionally unresponsive.

Similarly, the 15-inch version of the MacBook Pro also suffered from minor problems, which were traced back to the system’s discrete graphics processor following a boot-up or wake-up. However, Apple said that this was only experienced in “rare cases”.

The company released a statement on its website at the end of October, assuring consumers that it was aware of the issues and that a solution would be made available.

It has since released a new MacBook Pro Retina EFI Update 1.3 for users to download from its App Store, which is 5MB in size.

“This update addresses an issue where the built-in keyboard and Multi-Touch trackpad may become unresponsive,” the technology giant explained.

Apple has also offered its customers a new update for its iBooks software for the Mavericks operating system – with the changes being described as “bug fixes and improvements to performance and stability”.