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Apple Releases Safari 8.0.1, 7.1.1, and 6.2.1 [Update: Pulled]

safariiconApple today released Safari 8.0.1 for OS X Yosemite, Safari 7.1.1 for OS X Mavericks and a Safari 6.2.1 for older versions of OS X. The release comes nearly three weeks after the Safari betas were first seeded to developers.

The new Safari builds can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store. Safari 8.0.1 for OS X Yosemite requires OS X 10.10 or 10.10.1, while Safari 7.1.1 for OS X Mavericks requires OS X 10.9.5 and Safari 6.2.1 for OS X Mountain Lion requires OS X 10.8.5.

According to the release notes, Safari 8.0.1 fixes an issue that could prevent history from syncing across devices without iCloud Drive turned on, fixes an issue preventing saved passwords from being autofilled after two devices are added to iCloud Keychain, improves WebGL graphics performance on Retina displays, and allows users to import usernames and passwords from Firefox.

Update: The Safari 8.0.1 update has been removed from the Mac App Store by Apple for unknown reasons.


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23 months ago
apple should just stay away from any "8.0.1" update lol
Rating: 12 Votes
23 months ago
Battery life has improved, haven't downloaded it yet.
Rating: 9 Votes
23 months ago
Sneels fappier.
Rating: 8 Votes
23 months ago
OK thanks for sending a browser update before an update to fix the wifi connectivity issues. :rolleyes:
Rating: 6 Votes
23 months ago
Snow Leopard OSX 10.6

There are still a lot Snow Leopards out there. I wish Apple would grants us one more update Safari (PLEASE!). #
Rating: 6 Votes
23 months ago
Its a limited, collectors edition browser.
Rating: 6 Votes
23 months ago

You think Tim Cook is responsible for the bad code?


He is not directly responsible for each code. But if the same **** happens over and over again, previously iOS now OS X, he is definitely responsible.
Rating: 4 Votes
23 months ago

OK thanks for sending a browser update before an update to fix the wifi connectivity issues. :rolleyes:


You have a very naive way of software development.

Software Developers in companies like Apple are usually experts on a very particular area. A Safari engineer might be an expert in implementing HTML rendering, or in writing fast Javascript interpreters. But she might have little knowledge about drivers and wireless technologies.

You can't just tell her to help the Core-Wireless team. Her knowledge about HTML and Javascript is of no use over there. She could probably learn that stuff and become an expert in this area as well. But depending on the particular area we are talking about that might take a lot of training which costs a lot of time and money, because while in training software developers are not very productive. Wireless technologies is such a field were problems are very complex and experts are very hard to find.

And because of this and many other reasons it generally does not help to throw more personnel on development teams.
Or more colorful: that one woman can have a baby in nine months does not mean that nine woman can make a baby in one month.

That's why developers work best in small and medium teams that are for the most parts independent of each other. It does not make any sense to put them all onto the same subject. And you don't want to send all other developers on vacation while the Core Wireless team tries to fix issues.

And that is why Apple sometimes fixes things first that are less important (for you).
Rating: 4 Votes
23 months ago

Safari was a turd on Windows.

Firefox, Chrome & IE 11 are great browsers on Windows 7 & 8. As you are a bit weird and think your info is being syphoned off I'd recommend Firefox.


Safari is a turd on OSX :cool:
Rating: 4 Votes
23 months ago

I for one have gone back to mavericks and the older versions of Itunes and ditched safari for chrome.


I too have gone back to Mavericks. What's sad is that in another year or two Apple will cease support for Safari on older systems for no reason other than to push you to upgrade.

You'll have to move to Chrome or Firefox if you want an up to date browser. :(
Rating: 4 Votes

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