Apple today unleashed Mac OS X Lion 10.7.1 to the world. So get that Software Update running if its not already.
The update is generally a bug fix update and also a very small update weighing in at just 17.4MB, which is small for Apple, which lets be honest, thats a good thing. In my testing I’ve not found that many bugs with Lion, but ones I have noticed are actually in the notes which is a great thing to note.
The update addresses the following;
- Address an issue that may cause the system to become unresponsive when playing a video in Safari
- Resolve an issue that may cause system audio to stop working when using HDMI or optical audio out
- Improve the reliability of Wi-Fi connections
- Resolve an issue that prevents transfer of your data, settings, and compatible applications to a new Mac running OS X Lion
For more detailed information on this update, and others, see Useful Links at the bottom of this post.
Apple also released a dedicated version of 10.7.1 for the newly released MacBook Airs and Mac Minis fixing the following to those;
- Resolve an issue where MacBook Air may boot up when MagSafe Adapter is attached
- Resolve an issue causing intermittent display flickering on MacBook Air
- Resolve an issue that causes the SD card slot in Mac mini to run at reduced speed with SD and SDHC media
Apple have also released a dedicated version for Mac OS X Server users on Lion, which amongst other things improves the reliability of Apple File System and a version specially for the Mac Mini fixing issues around that machine only.
Apple never released 10.7.1 for Developer testing, but Developers have had 10.7.2 beta versions including iCloud support for quite a while, and with the release of 10.7.1, its only a matter of time until we see not only 10.7.2, but iOS 5 and maybe a new Apple phone to crave.
Mac OS X 10.7.1 in detail : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4764
Mac OS X 10.7.1 Server in detail: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1438
Mac OS X 10.7.1 Mac Mini Server: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1440