Apple Employees Testing Prerelease iTunes 11.1.1 and OS X 10.8.5 Supplemental Update
Apple has seeded bug fix releases of iTunes 11.1.1 and an OS X 10.8.5 Supplementary Update to Apple employees ahead of a likely public release, reports 9to5Mac.
The Supplemental Update was previously seeded to employees in late September with a build number of 12F42; the new seed has a build number of 12F45.
The OS X 10.8.5 update fixes issues related to the FaceTime camera on some mid-2013 MacBook Air models, as well as problems with external drives, HDMI audio, and USB Bluetooth adapters. OS X 10.8.5 was originally released in mid-September.
The OS X v10.8.5 Supplemental Update is recommended for all users running OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5. This update:
- Resolves an issue that may prevent certain applications from using the FaceTime HD camera on mid-2013 MacBook Air systems
- Fixes an issue that may cause external drives to be ejected after the computer goes to sleep
- Addresses an issue that may prevent HDMI audio from working after waking from sleep
- Fixes an issue that may prevent certain USB Bluetooth adapters from working
The FaceTime camera issue in particular has been the subject of a number of complaints, with Skype issuing a notice acknowledging the problem.
The 10.8.5 update updated a CoreMediaIO plugin that accesses the MBA camera, but didn't bundle the 32-bits version of it.
Other (older and newer) versions of the OS do include a universal version (32 and 64 bits), but not 10.8.5.
This means 32-bits apps such as Skype or iMovie cannot load the plugin, making the built-in facetime camera invisible to these them.
The update for iTunes, version 11.1.1, fixes issues with deleted podcasts and iTunes Extras. iTunes 11.1 was released last month alongside iOS 7
Internal releases of Apple software updates to employees typically signal an imminent public release.
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I spoke with Apple tech support on this and it was a complete waste of time. After they tried several methods to fix the permissions, and fix the jumbled names of artists, their recommendation was to do a complete reinstall of the OS, because they thought it "must be an issue specific to my machine". I forwarded threads about this issue on Apple's own support forum, and the tech said they couldn't use that, they needed to build a case around a specific customer - so after I went back to a previous backup from Time Machine (pre-iTunes 11.1) and didn't have the problem, Apple support wanted me to reinstall iTunes 11.1 and then, when the problem came back, do the full OS reinstall just to build a case! No thanks.
I'm running 11.05 now and have zero problems. The new Apple software is bug ridden garbage - iOS7 totally screwed all my messages up too, waiting on them to patch that junk too. I really pity any early adopters foolish enough to install Mavericks on their machine when it comes out - Apple's software QC has gone out the window.
No, because as I said it also jumbled the names of some of the artists on my iTunes library, so Radiohead albums appeared under another artist entirely. Metadata was correct, but for some reason some of the artists were jumbled. Reverted back to 11.05, problem gone.
Funny, Tim Cook and all those other con artists from Apple who got up onstage and dribbled on and on about how the new iTunes and iOS7 were the best software EVAR forgot to mention that while they were jerking themselves off all over the audience.....