As expected, registered Apple developers are beginning to receive notifications regarding a second incremental update to Mountain Lion, following the official release of OS X 10.8.1 yesterday.
OS X 10.8.2 had already been seeded to select Apple customers
(AppleSeed) for testing. Developers were next in line, and today everyone with a paid account can grab the bits
and install the software on their Mac.
So far, there’s no changelog in sight. The combo update weighs in at 640MB and asks developers to pay close attention to Messages, Facebook, Game Center, Safari, and Reminders. Yes, OS X 10.8.2 brings Facebook integration.
“OS X Mountain Lion Update 10.8.2 is an update to OS X Mountain Lion 10.8,” Apple tells developers. “Please refer to the seed note for more details and installation instructions,” it adds.
Apple appears quite dedicated to making OS X as stable and as reliable as the Mac OS once was.
Avid users of the company’s computing solutions will undoubtedly remember a time when incremental updates delivered less patches and more new features, with the usual bag of security fixes tagging along.
Nowadays, Apple is preoccupied with fixing widely reported bugs, security flaws that might put its customers at risk, and resource allocations that hopefully don’t cut the battery life in half
Build 12C31a has no known issues according to the Cupertino, California-based Apple Inc. As usual, that doesn’t necessarily mean there aren’t any.
With OS X 10.8.1 out, we shouldn’t expect OS X 10.8.2 to be released any time soon. Also, Apple might well turn it into a compatibility-release for when iOS 6 rolls out this fall.
Around that time, Windows customers might also get an update from Cupertino (i.e. a new version of iTunes) to be able to sync their iPhone 5s with a PC.