Apple Releases OS X 10.8.5 Supplemental Update With Several Bug Fixes
Following an employee test period earlier this week, Apple today released a Supplemental Update to OS X 10.8.5, fixing an issue with the FaceTime HD camera on 2013 MacBook Airs, a bug that caused external drives to be ejected after a computer goes to sleep, an HDMI audio issue, and a problem that prevented certain USB Bluetooth adapters from working.
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 update also includes iTunes 11.1.1, fixing a bug that caused iTunes Extras to display incorrectly and an issue that resulted in deleted podcasts.
The update can be accessed from the software update tool in the Mac App Store or via Apple's support page.
- OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 Supplemental Update
Revised Versions of 10.8.5:
- OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.5
- OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.5 (Combo)
Top Rated Comments
Apple should ditch permission repair if it's not important at all.
Why does this bother you? Is it causing something to behave incorrectly?
Because Apple doesn't do Quality Control anymore! ;)
Put this in Terminal and it will become invisible again.
sudo chflags hidden /mach_kernel
I do not agree. Over the past year, Apple has had terrible quality control. This most recent issue with iTunes - while it doesn't personally affect me - is absolutely blatant disregard for quality, as it happens on every single computer with iTunes 11.1 and is reported by disk utility. It's damn silly that they allowed it to occur in the first place but it's even worse that they didn't correct it on the update. That said, if you do a little more research you will find that some users report crackling audio in iTunes since 11.1. Is this related? Who knows.
Anyways, this combined with other issues throughout the past year (ghosting on screens, the battery issues that plagued mountain lions initial iterations, laggy rmbp ui, iMessages not sending properly in ios7, etc. etc.) all underscore how crummy Apple has been at providing quality. It's literally as if they don't even test or use their own products. I hope I'm wrong, but the direction of the company is currently garbage.