Apple releases Mac OS X 10.7.1 update

Less than a month after being released to the general public, OS X Lion has received its first major update. Weighing in at a maximum of 79MB (depending on update methods and the system being updated), 10.7.1 has notably avoided any widescale beta testing. On the other hand, 10.7.2 has been making the rounds among developers for several builds. 10.7.2, expected to appear this autumn, will bring iCloud support to Lion.

10.7.1 addresses a number of issues. Changes highlighted by Apple are:

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

A larger update for users of recent Macbook Air and Mac mini revisions has also been released. Changes include:

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

As with all software updates to OS X releases, 10.7.1 is free.

OS X Lion Update 10.7.1 can be downloaded from here. Alternatively, users can update via the built-in Software Update.

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Sandy Bridge i7 MBP 13 user here, who upgraded to Lion on the first day, and did a Time Machine data transfer from SL to Lion, and so far have had no problems with the OS itself, but have had issues with Hamachi VPN (crappy app either way), and the BIGGEST headache has been with Dreamweaver CS 5.5; screen content always vanishes if switching desktops - have to click a blank area after return to DW to get content to show up again.

I don't blame Apple for this, I blame ****** companies like Adobe for not getting off their high horse and using the lead time they were given by Apple to update their products in a timely fashion.

Lion has made my MPB run SO much faster, I cannot complain one bit... Most of the issues people are having going to Lion are those who perform App Store Upgrades (in-place, on top of Snow Leopard). Doesn't matter which type of computer you do it on, that method always encounters problems. Those like myself who performed a "clean" install of Lion and flying high and clear of any issues.

benzema said,
they always come out with buggy os

All operating systems have updates released that fix problems. Apple is no different.

Intrinsica said,

All operating systems have updates released that fix problems. Apple is no different.

Yeah, but if we were talking about Windows we would see lots of comments like "that's why Mac OS is better", or "Linux is", or "BSD is, or "..."

robert_dll said,

Yeah, but if we were talking about Windows we would see lots of comments like "that's why Mac OS is better", or "Linux is", or "BSD is, or "..."

Yup people say stupid things all the time. So lets be sure and say the exact same stupid things! That will show em!

Shadrack said,

Yup people say stupid things all the time. So lets be sure and say the exact same stupid things! That will show em!


That's not my point, I'm against that kinds of comments too, just saying that this isn't just with Apple stuff...

I hope they fixed a lot of the bugs that software developers reported that Apple didn't fix in time for the release.

Meph said,
I hope they fixed a lot of the bugs that software developers reported that Apple didn't fix in time for the release.

Isn't it up to the software developers to fix those bugs?

Do they really think those VERY few fixes deserve a higher version number? It's exactly like the release cycle of the iPhone, improve it a little bit and release as a whole new version.
(And yes I know this is not a whole new version..)

Coi said,
Do they really think those VERY few fixes deserve a higher version number? It's exactly like the release cycle of the iPhone, improve it a little bit and release as a whole new version.
(And yes I know this is not a whole new version..)

Its a software bug increment. So, any bug fixes will get an increment of that number. Although, I agree they should have held off until more things are fixed I wouldn't worry about it. Turns out there are no upper limits on numbers.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

18MB, now THAT was unexpected… I was expecting something like 500MB, there's a lot to fix in this beast right now :-\

They better have a valuable reason, like deploying all their forces on iCloud, with 10.7.2.

Installed last night. Strangely the update I got through Software Update was smaller than the download file at Apple for offline installation (MBA 2011 user). No issues before or after.

Breach said,
Installed last night. Strangely the update I got through Software Update was smaller than the download file at Apple for offline installation (MBA 2011 user). No issues before or after.

Of cause it was smaller, as it adapts to your system. The one for offline installation contains all the bang needed for ANY Mac supported by Lion.

GS:mac

Glassed Silver said,

Of cause it was smaller, as it adapts to your system. The one for offline installation contains all the bang needed for ANY Mac supported by Lion.

GS:mac

No, the update for the MBA 2011 is different than any other Lion update - just like the build of Lion itself. That's why I said it was weird - the offline install for MBA 2011 should supposedly match the online version as it target a single platform on a clean install.

Apple fanboys = OSX Lion is the best OS ever.
Other customer = No, it is not.
Apple = Yes, it is perfect, it have issues (and i fixed a few ones) but believed me on it, it is still perfect. -> <-

I actually didn't want to come here and read the comments because I knew they would be just plain stupid but I'm bored before my train departs... and you know what? They are plain stupid!

TruckWEB said,
And why would you say that? Care to explain?

He won't because the guy is a troll yet funny enough I don't see a single moderator do anything about it.

DrakeN2k said,
Lion is Apples Vista.

I did post a comment but it never showed up.

some software don't work due to power PC stuff.
and there has been lots of bugs.

Magallanes said,

Because it have a lot of issues. Source Apple.


NO SH*T?!
A .0 release with a lot of issues?
Whoaw, call the Code God, something's flawed here!

GS:mac

DrakeN2k said,

I did post a comment but it never showed up.

some software don't work due to power PC stuff.
and there has been lots of bugs.


Blame the developers who couldn't care less to update their apps

DrakeN2k said,
Lion is Apples Vista.

No, it actually isn't. It is a very nice OS. If Google were to come out with a terrible OS next year people would be saying "this is Google's vista". They won't be saying "this is Google's Lion". So yeah, not even close.

n_K said,
So out of the thousands of bug reports they chose to fix a mere 4, pathetic.

Absolutely no problems for me so I think you're over reacting by a little to say the least...