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.

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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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Top Rated Comments

wickoo Avatar
168 months ago
It needed to be approved.
Score: 43 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Žalgiris Avatar
168 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.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArtOfWarfare Avatar
168 months ago
Yes, because I was planning to as well.

As was I.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
simon360 Avatar
168 months ago




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

Yes, because I was planning to as well.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Inakto Avatar
168 months ago
It needed to be approved.
If I said I was gonna write that will anyone believe me?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BC2009 Avatar
168 months ago
Finally ;) "Beleaguered (http://betanews.com/2011/08/09/finally-apple-provides-os-x-lion-recovery-tool/)" Mac users rejoice.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)