Apple has just introduced a new Thunderbolt software update after listening to reports that there are issues with the previous version which was the cause of selected boot-related problems, at least for a handful of Mac users. Version 1.2.1 of Apple’s Thunderbolt software will include support for a Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter. The entire download weighs 526KB, where it will need OS X 10.7.4 or later to run. While there was an earlier version of Apple’s Thunderbolt software that was served up just sometime last week, it is believed to have resulted in freezing and boot error problems across a fair number of Macs, and these issues have been attributed to a kernel extension which was making the connectivity kernel incompatible with the machines.
Apart from that, the new Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter was also specially designed to play nice with Apple’s recently release MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Apple also removed several ports and components to make it lighter – including the optical disc drive and the Ethernet port. Would you be picking up this peripheral?