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Apple releases seventh 10.7.3 beta with no known issues

updated 02:00 am EST, Wed January 25, 2012

Update focuses on smart cards, file sharing

A week after the last release, Apple has again posted a new beta of the upcoming Mac OS X 10.7.3 for developers. The new version lists no known issues and again asks testers to focus on iCloud Document Storage, Address Book, iCal, Mail, Spotlight, and Safari. The build, numbered 11D50, weighs in at 1.26GB for the combo update, and 997.01MB for the delta release (reversioners are no longer required).

While the company hasn't identified any issues in several builds now, each subsequent releases is slightly larger than the one before it, suggesting that Apple is still tweaking the codebase. The main features of 10.7.3 are expected to be support for several new languages and issues relating to smart card authentication, Windows file sharing and directory services authentication. Testers are cautioned that they cannot revert to an earlier version of OS X once the beta 10.7.3 is installed.

by MacNN Staff





  1. PRoth

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Nevermind 10.7.3...

    What about 10.6.9 with support for iCloud? Is that coming or what?!

  1. revco

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Forget 10.6.9

    If they can make iCloud work on Windows with just a control panel, why not do the same with Snow Leopard?

  1. van rijn

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Screen Flickering

    Hope they fix the screen flickering issue from the last update. So annoying.

    Been an issue since October.

  1. sibeale1

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Please, Please

    ...get rid of the "Re-open windows when logging back in" feature. It's very annoying, useless, and non-Apple-like.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Forget 10.6.9

    If they can make iCloud work on Windows with just a control panel, why not do the same with Snow Leopard?

    Because Apple has a financial interest in forcing as many users as possible to their newer OS, where they don't care what version of Windows they use. Thus, it doesn't matter if Lion only makes up 20% of the mac user base, iCloud should be Lion only so that number will increase.

    However, who cares what version of windows people use. Support them all, since you don't want to alienate any of those people! XP is over 10 years old and yet Apple still supports it and will for years, most likely, because, as defenders here will no doubt point out "Everyone I know still uses it, and it's better than the rest, and it still has more of a market than the newer OSes!".

    But who cares about PPC owners, let alone those who don't fancy Lion, several reasons Leopard/Snow Leopard still reign supreme (and will for some time, I'm sure). Apple doesn't make money from not selling Lion. Just like they don't make money if people don't use the app store to get apps.

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