OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 Beta Released for Dev Testing, May Include Wi-Fi Fix?

Aug 10, 2012 - 10 Comments

OS X 10.8.1 Beta build 12B13

Apple has released the first point release of OS X Mountain Lion as a beta to developers. The beta build of OS X 10.8.1 12B13 focuses on a variety of bug fixes, but perhaps most interesting for some users is the mention of a Wi-Fi issue as a focus area, which could be related to the wi-fi dropping problems that have impacted some Macs running OS X Mountain Lion.

Other areas for developers to focus on include Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Mail app, Safari, Samba (SMB) sharing, USB, and the aforementioned wi-fi and audio issue that pertains to connections with the Apple Thunderbolt Display.

It’s unclear whether the update addresses the same wireless problems, and there is no mention of the battery drain issue that has also impacted some who have upgraded their Macs to Mountain Lion. For the wi-fi issue, this post fixes it for most people, and for the battery issue it is said a clean install resolves the problem.

The build is available to registered developers from the Mac Developer Center, and there is no timeline or expected release of OS X 10.8.1 being available to the public.

Those interested can read the full release notes at 9to5mac.

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Posted by: Matt Chan in Mac OS X, News

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  1. Calvin says:

    This is why I always wait until x.1 is out before updating, there’s always a few bugs that don’t get worked out until the OS has been installed and tested on a few million Macs and frankly I don’t want to pay to be a beta tester.

  2. Mark says:

    I do hope this is not another 4GB download, apple need a little reminder the whole world in not on unlimited bandwidth.

  3. janey says:

    i hope they fix the IMAP Path Prefix bug in Notes.

  4. karzan says:

    when i can download it ??

  5. vince says:

    why I have to wait another 3 weeks before get the update?…. we miss you steve..

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