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Apple Will Soon Seed OS X 10.8.1 To Devs (Fixing Battery/Wireless Issues?)

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According to MacRumors, Apple is already preparing to seed the first Mountain Lion update to developers. This will be labeled build 10.8.1 and is expected to fix a wide-range of bugs. An exact release date wasn’t specified, but it sounds as if it’s coming soon.

As this update will fix many small bugs, there happens to be some larger bugs we hope they attempt to fix too. One bug occurring among a few Macbook and iMac users relates to wireless connection. A MacRumors forum user has stressed about the issue, and many others have contributed describing the same issue:

2010 iMac -i7 2.93 and never had wireless issues. After installing Mountain Lion it won’t stay connected.

I’ve deleted the wireless connection and service, then re-added it, same result. It loses connection after a few seconds to 20 seconds or so. I can turn wireless off and then back on and it will stay on for a few seconds but that’s about it.

The lone other significant bug relates to battery issues. Those who have followed us know that Macbook Pro and Air users are experiencing exceptional battery drainage compared to battery life on Lion. The bug is so widespread that the Apple support forum thread has over 700 replies!

Before you get excited, just know a battery fix isn’t set in stone, check out this post. Earlier we reported that multiple tests on a Retina Macbook Pro were conducted, proving that software on Mountain Lion is causing the battery issue. If this is the actual case, Apple may not be able to provide much additional battery life.

Are you having any issues with Mountain Lion?

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