Apple releases 10.7.1 Lion update

Lex Friedman
17 August, 2011
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Apple today released Mac OS Lion 10.7.1, the first incremental update to the Lion operating system released late in July.

Apple says that the update includes general updates for improved stability, and calls out a few specific bug fixes. A bug that caused some Macs to become unresponsive while playing a video in Safari is fixed, as is a bug that could cause system audio to stop working when using HDMI or optical audio out. Bugs that prevented the proper transfer of data, settings and compatible applications from older Macs to a new Mac running Lion are corrected, as is a bug where an administrative user account could go missing after upgrading to Lion.

Additionally, Apple says that this update improves Wi-Fi connection reliability.

Even though you probably bought Lion in the Mac App Store, you get your operating system updates the same way you always have – via Software Update, or directly from Apple’s Support Downloads site. Note that Apple is making unique updaters available for 2011 models which shipped with a slightly different version of 10.7 than the version from the App Store; a 10.7.1 update for MacBook Air and Mac mini 2011 models is available in addition to the general 10.7.1 updater.


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  1. nom says:

    Let’s hope 10.7.1 adds some stability. I have found Lion to be woefully unstable with apps becoming crashing or hanging, updates failing (requiring use of Lion’s new recovery drive to) and my first kernel panic in years.

  2. smartie says:

    still not fixes random kernel panics all day multiple. MBP5,1 .

    Have reverted back to Snow and all is good, so it is definately the Lion that is defective and not the hardware.

  3. Adam says:

    How did you get back to Snow Leopard? Time machine, or some other way?

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