Apple releases first Lion update

Apple releases first Lion update

Summary: Having problems with Lion? Apple has a patch for you!

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Apple has released its first update for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion - and it's a bumper package.

There are two packages.

General client update:

This update addresses a number of issues, including:

  • 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

79.29 MB download

Update for MacBook Air and Mac mini 2011 (Client):

This update addresses a number of issues, including:

  • 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
  • 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

68.86 MB download

Neither of these patches includes security updates.

Having problems? Give this update a go.

Topics: Hardware, Apple, Operating Systems, Software

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  • RE: Apple releases first Lion update

    but it is strange how none of people writing comments here and using Lion never had any problem with it ?! (or they did not want to admit they were having problems...)
    AdnanPirota
    • RE: Apple releases first Lion update

      @AdnanPirota If the problems only affect a small percentage, then few will complain. Not having seen the issues, I cannot complain. With Vista on the other hand I saw more than one issue. Windows 7 did not fix all the issues, which it should have.
      Rick_Kl
      • RE: Apple releases first Lion update

        Point where the topic of discussion was Windows.

        Thanks and bye.
        Michael Alan Goff
      • Message has been deleted.

        Rick_Kl
      • Message has been deleted.

        AdnanPirota
      • RE: Apple releases first Lion update

        @Rick_Kl,
        "With Vista on the other hand I saw more than one issue. Windows 7 did not fix all the issues, which it should have."

        W7 has been running very nice for me. What specific problem from Vista still occuring on W7?
        dvm
      • RE: Apple releases first Lion update

        But this blog is not about Windows.

        Take your hurt feelings, and faked problems, elsewhere.
        Michael Alan Goff
      • @goff256

        He's probably remembering when Adrian called Lion Apple's Vista yesterday.
        baggins_z
      • RE: Apple releases first Lion update

        @Rick_Kl : Adobe products, Microsoft products, Rosetta Stone, .... Check the Apple support pages. [Oh. Win7 didn't fix the issues? Ever thought that it could be your fault for running outdated software? I'm using Win7 and have no issues. i'm even running un-supported PageMaker 7 on a 64-bit system. One minor issue. But Adobe killed PageMaker support before Vista came out.]
        Gisabun
      • RE: Apple releases first Lion update

        @Rick_Kl

        With Vista x64 I never once had a problem nor did I ever once see a BSOD... This was the first time I'd experienced this with Windows... XP here and there... I used Vista until I started testing Windows 7 :)

        Windows 7 fixes the few issues people were having such as the fact 40% of crashes/BSODs in Vista people experienced were all because of bad DRIVERS from nVidia. That would point to nVidia being the culprit and not MS ;)

        Windows has its flaws as does OS X and iOS. Just take a deep breath and count to ten. Everything will be okay, just remember everything has its flaws, those who cannot accept that are mentally flawed. ;)
        audidiablo
    • RE: Apple releases first Lion update

      @AdnanPirota <br>The only issues I suffered were a lost photo application for my Palm (I know funny I still use that thing.) a few retro (and casual) games and xBubbles screensaver (kinda like the bubbles screensaver on Windows) which the author promised an eventual patch that would fix it. These programs I lost all used Rosetta and I would purchase an emulator if someone would author it. I also have to get used to the disappearing scroll bars because when in a smaller window a second paragraph in any text or e-mail may not be seen if it falls below the lower border.
      partman1969@...
      • RE: Apple releases first Lion update

        @partman1969@... "I also have to get used to the disappearing scroll bars because when in a smaller window a second paragraph in any text or e-mail may not be seen if it falls below the lower border."

        No you don't. There is a setting in System Prefs>General that allows you to have the scroll bars as always seen.
        Geuseppi
      • RE: Apple releases first Lion update

        @Geuseppi
        Thank you. I do prefer to see the scroll bar.
        partman1969@...
    • RE: Apple releases first Lion update

      @AdnanPirota Rick_KI just employed the Windows is worse defense...

      Anyway, I admitted to having some of these and looking at the list I have 3 if these issues. Of course I do not drink the Kool-aid and the Apple diehards usually don't like when you say anything bad about Apple. They usually cannot face reality.
      slickjim
      • RE: Apple releases first Lion update

        @Peter Perry So not experiencing issues is drinking kool-aid? Having to try and fix a computer that came preloaded with vista that was painfully slow, and not as stable as it should be, is drinking kool-aid? Or are you practicing the old Windows fanboy method of attack the messenger, rather than the message?
        Rick_Kl
      • RE: Apple releases first Lion update

        @Rick_Kl - Are they still shipping systems pre-loaded with Vista? /sarcasm
        tdogg219
      • RE: Apple releases first Lion update

        I never had any issues with Vista.

        Actually, Vista got to be on about 1/4 computers during its greatest moment.

        The "horrible" Vista was still more widely used than any version of OSX.

        That has to hurt.
        Michael Alan Goff
      • RE: Apple releases first Lion update

        @tdogg219 I was talking about a few years ago. When Vista was released it was painfully slow on the average computer. I have experienced its shortcomings on a 2 GH Core 2 Duo based Dell. Sure I am sure that the preloaded crapware had something to do with it. But the random dropping of WiFi networks were not the result of crapware, but a bug in the network stack.

        I see that someone was offended that I pointed out the truth.
        Rick_Kl
      • RE: Apple releases first Lion update

        @Peter Perry
        Why so defensive?
        john_gillespie@...
      • RE: Apple releases first Lion update

        [i]The "horrible" Vista was still more widely used than any version of OSX.[/i]

        And XP is more widely used than the both of 'em put together. An even bigger hurt. They're stuck with a 13 year old OS they can't get rid of.

        lol... :D
        ScorpioBlue