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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