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Apple Finally Updates OS X Lion on Mac App Store to 10.7.1

A full week after releasing OS X 10.7.1 via Software Update and Apple's download pages, the company has finally updated its Mac App Store offerings for OS X Lion and the OS X Lion Server components to the new versions.


The update should mean that users newly purchasing OS X Lion will receive 10.7.1 directly rather than having to install the base 10.7.0 version and then update to 10.7.1.

With previous major releases of Mac OS X released on disc, Apple has only rarely updated its retail packaging to include more up-to-date versions of the operating systems. For example, Apple's original Mac OS X Snow Leopard discs were eventually supplanted by discs shipping with Mac OS X 10.6.3, but work continued on Snow Leopard after that time, topping out at version 10.6.8.

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43 months ago
It needed to be approved.
Rating: 43 Votes
43 months ago

I'd like to see OS X drop Software Update entirely in favour of App Store. It would make things a little messy for those with boxed versions of iLife, iWork, etc, but there's no reason to have two different paths for things like OS X or iTunes.


That doesn't make a lick of sense.
Rating: 9 Votes
43 months ago





If I said I was gonna write that will anyone believe me?


Yes, because I was planning to as well.
Rating: 5 Votes
43 months ago

Yes, because I was planning to as well.


As was I.
Rating: 5 Votes
43 months ago

I'd like to see OS X drop Software Update entirely in favour of App Store. It would make things a little messy for those with boxed versions of iLife, iWork, etc, but there's no reason to have two different paths for things like OS X or iTunes.


That doesn't really mesh well with security updates, printer updates, digital media updates (camera support), or older versions of the software.

The point of the App Store is to sell you the new hotness and keep self-contained packages up to date.
Rating: 4 Votes
43 months ago
Finally ;) "Beleaguered (http://betanews.com/2011/08/09/finally-apple-provides-os-x-lion-recovery-tool/)" Mac users rejoice.
Rating: 4 Votes
43 months ago

I'd like to see OS X drop Software Update entirely in favour of App Store. It would make things a little messy for those with boxed versions of iLife, iWork, etc, but there's no reason to have two different paths for things like OS X or iTunes.


The app store is still very laggy. I prefer software update
Rating: 4 Votes
43 months ago
to update your download of 10.7 to 10.7.1 from the App Store, hold down Option and click on the 'Purchased' tab at the top.

you will then be able to re-download Lion and it will be the 10.7.1 version

i just did this on 3 of my machines.
Rating: 3 Votes
43 months ago
‘Finally’. Really?

How long has it been since 10.7.1 was released? Who, exactly, was holding their breath waiting for this epic milestone to be reached? Which is to say, the title seems a wee bit overly dramatic.
Rating: 3 Votes
43 months ago

I'd like to see OS X drop Software Update entirely in favour of App Store. It would make things a little messy for those with boxed versions of iLife, iWork, etc, but there's no reason to have two different paths for things like OS X or iTunes.


Not everyone has an app store account.
Rating: 3 Votes

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