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.

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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

lcmazza Avatar
95 months ago
And... Permissions from iTunes 11.1.1 are still NOT REPAIRABLE.

:mad:

Apple should ditch permission repair if it's not important at all.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Wonderful Avatar
95 months ago

Yup broken here too! WTF is up with Apple!


Why does this bother you? Is it causing something to behave incorrectly?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
blackburn Avatar
95 months ago
You can fix it with

sudo chflags hidden /mach_kernel

on the terminal
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iBug2 Avatar
95 months ago
Great, they forgot to make mach_kernel invisible again.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BillyBobBongo Avatar
95 months ago

Additionally, why is the Mach_Kernel now visible in the root directory?


Because Apple doesn't do Quality Control anymore! ;)

Put this in Terminal and it will become invisible again.

sudo chflags hidden /mach_kernel
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
noiseordinance Avatar
95 months ago

What exactly are the real consequences to these permissions issues? I ran Disk Utility and saw the errors when executed "Verify Disk Permissions," but iTunes seems to be working just fine for me.

Edit: A quick search of the Apple Support forums revealed this helpful post:



So I think the people blasting Apple over these "errors" need to take it down a notch.


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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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