Following the preceding releases of the OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 Developers build, finally this Thursday, 23 August 2012, Apple released the first ever update to its newly released OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 version. When the updated rolled out for public, it was highly predicted that this new update would bring the fix for the same old issue of Battery that has been much common in iPhone 4S after its launch last year. The OS X has no comparison with iOS, but people are reporting battery issues after updating to OS X Mountain Lion 10.8. Unfortunately, in this release of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1, the battery issues are not resolved.
Then what is resolved in this update?
This update of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 brings number of bugs fixed. The issues persisting with iMessages, Migration Assistant, playing audio through Thunder Bolt issue, and many more issues are addressed in this first update of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 update. The official change log is as Follows:
The 10.8.1 update includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability and compatibility of your Mac, including fixes that:
• Resolve an issue that may cause Migration Assistant to unexpectedly quit
• Improve compatibility when connecting to a Microsoft Exchange server in Mail
• Address an issue playing audio through a Thunderbolt display
• Resolve an issue that prevents iMessages from being sent
• Resolve an issue when connecting to SMB servers with long names
• Address an issue that may cause the system to become unresponsive when using Pinyin input.
This principal update of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 addressed some of the above-mentioned issues by Apple. Somehow, the battery issues are still left in dark. We expect the issue to be resolved soon by Apple. In past Apple has never left anything dark, they have worked on the issue to resolve it by a software update mostly.
If we recall the iPhone 4S launch, it was speculated that the iPhone 4S has got some hardware problem related to battery. The battery on the iPhone 4S was draining like water. Then later on Apple fixed the issue with a software update. Moreover, the battery life seems to be improved more on iOS 6 beta 4.
It is highly expected that the battery life would be more improved in iOS 6 for the iDevices. Where as, we expect the battery issue for OS X Mountain Lion should be resolved with a new software update. Two new updates in a month for sure sounds weird. Nevertheless, issue is issue. To solve the issue, you have to release an update that can be one, two, three, or four in one month.
You can download the latest OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 update from Apple’s Official link.