MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Update
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This MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Update includes graphics performance and reliability enhancements and improves compatibility with some USB devices.

This update is recommended for all Mac notebooks introduced in June 2012.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7.4 or later





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Timisorean reviewed on 09 Nov 2012
Everything went smooth. The only weird thing is: My 2012 stock MBA now has allocated 512MB VRAM for the HD4000, prior to the update it was 384MB. Scrolling in Safari seems smoother, but the rest looks the same for now. Have to test it a bit more.
[Version 2.0]

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M.Luther replied on 09 Nov 2012
"update includes graphics performance and reliability enhancements"

Yep, increasing from 384MB to 512MB VRAM would help with performance.
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sjk replied on 09 Nov 2012
Is there a way to dynamically check current VRAM usage, not just its total allocation?
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Timisorean replied on 09 Nov 2012
I think you can check the VRAM usage with iStat Menus.
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guitarjoa replied on 09 Nov 2012
My 2012 stock mbp with 8gb ram did the same thing, except the other way around: I only have 384mb now.
How is this an improvement?
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sjk replied on 10 Nov 2012
Thanks, Timisorean. iStat Menus can monitor VRAM usage but isn't worth $16 to me, and atMonitor (free) also does/did but not the latest version that supports ML. More info:

Does your Mac graphics card have enough video memory? « conradchavez.com | blog
http://blog.conradchavez.com/2012/06/07/does-your-mac-graphics-card-have-enough-video-memory/
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Alessandro82 reviewed on 09 Nov 2012
on a Rmbp sleepimage keeps coming back even with hibernation disabled with terminal comand , shame on apple !!
[Version 2.0]

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Martin-Beneš replied on 10 Nov 2012
The same problem :-( Bravo Apple.
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Alessandro82 replied on 10 Nov 2012
hey u can solve the problem making a symlink to vm folder if u disableb safe sleep wont be any problems ! hope it can help!
/var/
just delete vm folder in var than make a symlink!
see pic http://snag.gy/Rd1eu.jpg
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Eric-Woehler commented on 09 Nov 2012
Doesn't solve either of my problems: (1) external USB 3 hard drives, and (2) washed out HDMI output.
[Version 2.0]


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Timmerk commented on 08 Nov 2012
Download link is broken
[Version 2.0]


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jtmadman reviewed on 20 Jul 2012
After this update, it messed up some of my system kext files!

Had to reinstall the OS.

Not good!
[Version 1.0]

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Ferg replied on 08 Nov 2012
It is causing problems on my box, too. After quite a bit of time with Apple Care on the phone, we were able to repair the keychain access issues that were freezing my Mail.app ... I think Apple may have realized there may be issues with the update: they've pulled it from their site. If you click on the link to their site, and then click on the download button for the update, it goes to a null page.
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Odysseus replied on 08 Nov 2012
It's still available:

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1609
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Shiningsun replied on 10 Nov 2012
But if you click "Download" on that page as of now, it goes to a 404 page with error that "We're sorry. We can't find the article you're looking for. Please return to the Apple Support homepage."
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Marioz reviewed on 19 Jul 2012
Running 10.8.0 GM on my Retina and this update does NOT appear on sys update. This is the matter: there is a big difference in what MacUpdate and Apple state on their sites on sys requirements for the update.
MacUpdate states 10.7.4 OR LATER
Apple states 10.7.4

Which one is correct?

As I never had problem using USB devices and sys update does not show anything I will not apply this update :-)
[Version 1.0]

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Gazman replied on 19 Jul 2012
If you're having a rant against MacUpdate and haven't even installed the software, why did you rate the software only 2 stars?
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Esquare61 replied on 19 Jul 2012
Since 10.8 hasn't been released yet, the information by MacUpdate is correct.
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Donmontalvo replied on 19 Jul 2012
NDA...NDA...NDA...
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Kyle-Redefer reviewed on 18 Jul 2012
Worked like a charm. Before the update, my USB devices were acting a little funny but now is not the case.
[Version 1.0]


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Eric-Woehler reviewed on 18 Jul 2012
Didn't fix my issue of external 3TB HD that requires powered USB hub to connect to MBA. Direct connection of HD to MBA results in Finder hang and drive repeatedly powering up/down and unable to be used. Connected through powered hub, all is sweet. So much for USB 3 on MBA...
[Version 1.0]

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Jerryb replied on 18 Jul 2012
Are you serious? Are you saying that you expect there to be enough power through a USB port to power you external hard drive without using a powered hub?
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Eric-Woehler replied on 18 Jul 2012
The external HD -IS- powered by mains power and does not work when connected directly to the USB3 connection on my Air. I have to use the powered hub to be able to use the external HDD using USB3.

See the thread at https://discussions.apple.com/message/18820738#18820738 for others' experiences - all v similar.
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guitarjoa rated on 09 Nov 2012

[Version 2.0]



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Timisorean rated on 19 Jul 2012

[Version 1.0]



LoVingFrontBuraka rated on 19 Jul 2012

[Version 1.0]


Downloads:2,480
Version Downloads:2,480
Type:Utilities : System
License:Updater
Date:08 Nov 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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This MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Update includes graphics performance and reliability enhancements and improves compatibility with some USB devices.

This update is recommended for all Mac notebooks introduced in June 2012.


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