What’s new in OS X 10.8.1: MacBook battery life and more

“The first Mac desktop operating system point-update since the release of OS X Mountain Lion just under a month ago brings bullet points, but much of what has changed isn’t reflected therein,” reports FairerPlatform. “Further, as is often the case, some users are finding their problems solved while others are still waiting.”

FairerPlatform reports, “Two issues your correspondent experienced (2007 iMac) — login items failing to launch and balky “password on wake” input — have been addressed by OS X 10.8.1 Update. Not ameliorated a little, they’re gone. However, the question of the hour — Does OS X 10.8.1 Update fix the well-documented MacBook battery issue? — doesn’t have a clear cut answer for all affected users.”

Read more in the full article here.

Related article:
Apple releases OS X Mountain Lion Update 10.8.1 – August 23, 2012


  1. anybody having issues with the apple wireless keyboard and magic mouse and trackpad getting brief disconnects and reconnects? This seems to happen at random, and the devices are within 2 feet of the mac mini?

    1. Since I installed 10.8.1, my tracpad has stopped working completely, new batteries, and I clicked on the update button with it, so it was working literally moments before the update started, I’ve even tried turning everything off and back on again, but not even the hard reset worked.. Apple, did my warranty run out this afternoon?

  2. Re; Login items…

    The upgrade to 10.8.1 actually CREATED that problem for me. Login items were working fine in 10.8, but after the upgrade two of them refuse to launch.

    Otherwise, terrific update.

  3. This update solved the battery problem for me on my rMBP. I am seeing much longer times available off the charger. YMMV.

    I really like the combination of the search field with the URL address field and also the new “show all tabs” feature that is similar to the iOS function.

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