Apple releases Thunderbolt Display firmware update

If you own a Thunderbolt Display with an overactive fan, Apple has an update for you. The company on Monday released version 1.1 of its Thunderbolt Display firmware, which specifically addresses fan noise affecting a number of displays and improves overall stability.

The 942 KB download is available via Software Update and on Apple's support download site. The update is available for Snow Leopard Macs running OS X 10.6.8, and Lion Macs running OS X 10.7.2 or later.

At a Glance
  • Pros

    • Single cable from Mac cuts down clutter
    • Can charge Apple laptops
    • FireWire 800, USB, and ethernet connectivity

    Cons

    • Reflective screen limits display placement
    • Stand lacks flexibility
    • Few customization options
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