Intel will enable systems to update their firmware, like UEFI, without rebooting, thus minimizing system downtime.
CITL examined 6,000 firmware images totaling nearly 3 billion binaries released between 2003 and 2018 and found little improvement from most vendors.
Gigabyte's GA-Z170X Gaming G1, GT and 7 motherboards are now certified for Thunderbolt 3. A free firmware update has been released for each of them to enable the higher bandwidth protocol.
At Apple's most recent conference, Steve Jobs announced that iOS 4.2 for the iPad would be arriving sometime in November. That's a long time to wait for many iPad owners.