OS X 10.8.2 Still Unavailable for Late 2012 Macs

Update silently pulled by Apple, no word on when it will come back

The latest version of Apple’s Mountain Lion operating system, OS X 10.8.2, remains unavailable to owners of new-generation Macs almost a week after the Cupertino giant pulled the download from its support site and Mac App Store Software Update.

In October, Apple released a special OS X 10.8.2 build for 2012 systems, dubbed “OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Update for 13” Macbook Pro with Retina Display, 21.5" iMac (Late 2012), and Mac mini (Late 2012).”

Around the same time, the company posted a support document online that described the “recommended OS X software updates” for Late 2012 Macs.

The knowledge base article includes instructions on how to download the new software via the Mac App Store’s Updates tab. Yet by following those instructions, users of Late 2012 Macs still cannot update to OS X 10.8.2.

Customers are voicing concerns on numerous forums around the web, including Apple’s own Support Communities board, regarding the status of Apple’s OS X 10.8.2.

At first it seemed only owners of a Mac mini (Late 2012) model were affected. However, similar reports are coming from MacBook Pro owners too.

Users attempting to install the manual OS X 10.8.2 downloads available on the web are reportedly greeted by an error message stating, “OS X Update can’t be installed on this disk. This volume does not meet the requirements for this update.”

With OS X 10.8.2 pulled and OS X 10.8.3 entering internal testing, there’s a good chance that Apple will push out the latter for Late 2012 Macs.

Developers are yet to receive the first test builds of OS X 10.8.3, so don’t hold your breath for a release any time soon.

In the meantime, we’ll keep our eyes peeled to Apple’s Support site for any signs of OS X 10.8.2 making a return.

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