Apple Wireless Keyboard Update
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Apple Wireless Keyboard Update 2.0: Install this software to take advantage of your 2009 aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard's special features.
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later

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Lounge Deluxe commented on 10 Nov 2009
I wonder what those 2009 aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard's special features might be compared to the 2008 model.
[Version 2.0]

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Misha replied on 10 Nov 2009
Supposedly it's just better range.

Which, if it's anything like the Might Mouse, will be quite welcome. I often lose connectivity with the 2008 keyboard at distances of 15-20 feet (even if only for a second or two), while my MacBook Pro happily connects to the Magic Mouse when it's 35 feet away with walls in between (concrete/steel frame construction in part, too).

wreleven commented on 12 Sep 2007
Finally the dashboard and exposŽ keys work as they should my the Aluminum keyboard and my MacPro. I called Apple after I got the keyboard and they wanted me to send it in - seeing as the keys worked (just not they way they should) I was pretty sure it was a software issue.
[Version 1.2]



Igaucho reviewed on 12 Sep 2007
Thanks Apple! The update fixed the issues I had with the Exposé and Dashboard keys. Before I was having to hold FN to use them. Now they work as they should.
[Version 1.2]



Signore Rossi reviewed on 18 Aug 2007
This also works with my Cherry keyboard. All media keys are working now!
[Version 1.1]


mrhooks commented on 10 Aug 2007
Curious why so many MBP owners installed this, when it isn't for the MBP. AFAIK, it's only for the new standalone aluminum keyboard Apple introduced this week.
[Version 1.1]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 10 Aug 2007
Take a look at the version number those people were reviewing (version 1.0), it was for other models.
david.acord replied on 11 Aug 2007
also note their reviews were a year and a half ago.

Nookster commented on 28 Apr 2006
Installed, works, no explosions etc.

People, if your MPBs are causing you problems, then you should hand it back to Apple, and look for a fix rather than avoiding updates and putting up with (in my opinion) unreasonable workarounds.

Failing that, get your money back.

FYI: same noise, as usual.
[Version 1.0]



tdominey reviewed on 28 Apr 2006
This fixed the trackpad issues I was experiencing on my MacBook. Sometimes the mouse would stutter or stick. Feels good now.
[Version 1.0]

hubertchandds commented on 27 Apr 2006
It looks like the Mirror widget trick to eliminate the whine is broken after installing this update. Can anyone else confirm this?
[Version 1.0]

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macbullet replied on 27 Apr 2006
If that is true, I probably won't apply the update because the mirror widget is essential for me to get rid of my cpu whine
patmosphere commented on 27 Apr 2006
Try opening, then closing Comic Life (should have came with the MBP).

Thats what I do to get rid of the CPU whine
yaddayadda replied on 27 Apr 2006
I can confirm that the whine fixes I know of STOP WORKING after installing the update. Neither the mirror widget nor photo booth (clicking on an image and closing) nor comic life help.

If you have sensitive ears, wait before installing this.
c3zv3 replied on 27 Apr 2006
Also confirmed. After installing this update, force-quitting PhotoBooth does /not/ stop the whine on a MacBook Pro with serial #W8612*.

Apparently no uninstall option. At least reinstalling OSX is a lot faster than reinstalling XP.

Soren0 commented on 28 Apr 2006
If you have problems with your MacBook Pro, Call Apple about this so they will be able to look into the issue.


If you post it here, Apple wont read it.
dyinosars replied on 29 Apr 2006
It does seem that the mirror widget trick doesn't work well as magicnoisekiller. I have been using QuietMPB, but I don't like the fact that it uses battery. Does anyone know if there is a way to uninstall this update?
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Orlandoech rated on 05 Jul 2011

[Version 2.0]

Version Downloads:5,323
Type:Business : Applications
Date:09 Nov 2009
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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