Friday, January 30th 2009

Apple Takes Down NVIDIA Graphics Update 2009

A few days ago, we covered the release of an NVIDIA graphics update from Apple, which was intended to address issues when using the Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter on MacBook Air, MacBook and MacBook Pro and improve cursor movement and playback of HD videos running on systems with NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT or GeForce 9600M graphics. Within just two days of the update being posted, the page and downloads were removed from Apple's site, for initially unknown reasons. It seems that not long after the update was released, the Apple discussion forums started filling up with people having either the same, or in some cases, worse problems following the graphics update. According to CNET, "This issue only affects those with the MacBooks, MacBook Airs or MacBook Pros redesigned in October, and it seems to only be a problem when running the integrated graphics on those machines."Source: CNET
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3 Comments on Apple Takes Down NVIDIA Graphics Update 2009

#1
lemonadesoda
What???
This issue only affects those with the MacBooks, MacBook Airs or MacBook Pros redesigned in October
You mean, EVERY one of the new macbooks with the new nvidia chipset. If you were offered the download, then you are affected. :banghead:
it seems to only be a problem when running the integrated graphics
Oh, so now I'm supposed to use external graphics on my laptop. :banghead:

Those statements by Apple are just incredibly thoughtless, completely stupid, or clever marketing spin to limit the "brand damage by association" by trying to make it sound that it isnt really that important. WTF. It affects 100% of the devices where the download was offered!
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department76
another great reason to not buy Apple products.
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Dixxhead
by: department76
another great reason to not buy Apple products.
Seriously though; they realease a driver update in like what? Once a lifecycle of their hardware? And then they screw it up that bad? :roll:

Where was the Quality Assurence on this? So much for "closed-plattforms" I guess; even then software manages to screw up...
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