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Mac App Store finally gains OS X 10.7.1

updated 04:40 pm EDT, Tue August 23, 2011

Storefront limited to 10.7 for several days

Apple has at last updated the Mac App Store version of OS X Lion to v10.7.1. The v10.7.1 code was originally introduced last week through Software Update and Apple's website, but until today the Mac App Store copy of the OS remained stuck at v10.7. For several days this forced people upgrading from Snow Leopard to download an update immediately after installing Lion.

The v10.7.1 code copes with a variety of problems, including issues with Wi-Fi connections, data migration and video playback in Safari. A separate edition of the patch is available for 2011 Mac minis and MacBook Airs, fixing additional hardware-specific errors such as slowed SD card reads and flickering video. Combined the software represents Apple's first major clean-up effort for Lion.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Jeronimo2000

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Oh boo-frickin-hoo

    "For several days this forced people upgrading from Snow Leopard to download an update immediately after installing Lion"

    The horror! Oh, the humanity! People had to download another 17 Megabyte after installing Lion! I wonder how many casualties were the result of this barbaric ordeal that Apple sent people through?

  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I largely agree with

    your point of view on this, as it has been the normal procedure for, well, ever.

    I wonder how "unified" the 10.7.1 update/version is. If it incorporates the MacBook Air specific 10.7.1 fixes, and supports all older hardware (core2duo minimum?), then this would decidedly not be a bad thing. Is it a combo, or delta?
    The next question is, would there be a roll back option, say... when 10.7.6 proves to be a problem (not that such a thing ever has, or would ever...) then a user wants to go back to 10.7.5 or something.

    I am aware there are a couple of options for this now, like cloned boot volume, time machine backup, etc.
    It would be nice to have a graceful, elegant OS version roll back option though. :)

  1. facebook_Christopher

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    Flying Meat, when you're talking about the very first update to the new OS, there's no such distinction between "delta" and "combo." And Apple's never likely to release an OS rollback option, ever. If they released a problem big enough to (in their minds) justify it, they would simply work day and night to come out with a newer update, fixing that problem, instead of putting the same sort of work into going backwards.

    As far as the overall article, I agree that it was silly of Apple to delay Lion's app store release in the first place, but I'm more curious about why it happened. Is it because Apple places the same controls on its own software releases and approval in the App Store as it places on everyone else, and since the software was ready (and for many, overdue), they decided to go ahead and release it via Software Update early? Was it merely a dumb little oversight? Weird stuff.

  1. facebook_Garrett

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    Joined: Aug 2011


    BS Reporting

    One week is an unprecedented quick turnaround from releasing a major software update to getting that version to standard distribution channels. Never mind the fact that Snow Leopard disks only ever hit shelves at 10.6 and 10.6.3 . It's crazy to make an issue out of a single week from software being ready and hitting retail distribution.

  1. facebook_Per

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    Joined: Aug 2011


    comment title

    "Finally", "limited, "at last", "forced to". What's with this childish sensationalism you've turned to? Like IT journalism doesn't have enough with problems already. Get your act together! Macnn has potential to be very respected, please don't fall into the "old-f***-complains-about-everything-in-his-own-column" trap.

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