Safari 8.0.1, 7.1.1, & 6.2.1 Released for Mac OS X
Apple has released a series of small updates to the Safari web browser for users of OS X Yosemite, OS X Mavericks, and earlier versions of OS X including Mountain Lion. The contents of the updates vary per release, but include bug fixes and resolutions to some issues that users were experiencing with specific versions of the Mac web browser and the autofill feature.
The updates are versioned as Safari 8.0.1 for OS X 10.10, Safari 7.1.1 for OS X 10.9.5, and Safari 6.2.1 for OS X 10.8.5.
All Mac users who use the Safari browser should update to the newest version available to them through the Mac App Store, accessible via the Apple menu. The updates are small in size and weigh around 65MB, and a reboot is not required to complete the installation.
For OS X Yosemite users, Safari 8.0.1 fixes an iCloud Drive syncing issue, a fix for an autofill iCloud keychain problem, improvements to graphics performance with Retina displays, and a feature that allows importation of users names and password information from the Firefox web browser.
For OS X Maverick and earlier OS X users, Safari 7.1.1 contains “improvements to usability, stability, and security. This update … fixes an issue that could prevent a saved password from being autofilled after two devices are added to iCloud keychain.”
The App Store in prior versions of OS X will also show the OS X Yosemite update as available for compatible Macs, but it is not necessary to install Yosemite to get the Safari update. For users who are not ready to install OS X 10.10 yet, you can hide the Yosemite update, or you can simply ignore it and update Safari manually.
Update: The Safari updates were removed from the App Store for an unknown reason, some users were able to install them while they were available while users who check now will not find them.