If you happen to own the brand new Retina MacBook Pro, you might want to update it as soon as you can. Apple has just released a firmware update for the mid-2015 model that addresses an issue with the flash storage of the laptop. Apparently, in “rare cases”, this issue may cause data corruption. Unless you’re willing to lose precious data stored in your MacBook Pro, we’d perform the update as soon as possible.
If you’re wondering which Retina MacBook Pro that is affected by this issue, it’s the 15-inch model that was released back in May 2015. When we tried to install the firmware update on our own 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, it states that “your computer does not need this update”:
Checking on the Mac App Store doesn’t yield any firmware update either, confirming that this update should be available on the 15-inch model only. If your 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro is equipped with the new Force Touch trackpad (like the one found on the new MacBook), it’s the model affected by this issue. If you’d like to update it without going to the App Store, you can download the firmware update directly from Apple here.
Oh yes, we do have the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro in our office, and we have big plans for it. Until then, keep checking back on our site; we can’t wait to share our experience with it.