Mac OS X Lion 7.2 with iCloud support now available

Mac OS X Lion 7.2 now available

To coincide with iOS 5, Apple today has released Mac OS X Lion 7.2 which plugs Apple's desktop OS into the same iCloud that just started powering mobile.

Here's Lion:

The 10.7.2 update is recommended for all OS X Lion users and includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. It also includes support for iCloud, a breakthrough set of free cloud services that automatically and wirelessly store your content on iCloud and push it to all of your devices. iCloud on OS X Lion includes the following features:

  • iCloud stores your email, calendars, contacts, Safari bookmarks, and Safari Reading List and automatically pushes them to all your devices.
  • Back to My Mac provides remote access to your Mac from another Mac anywhere on the Internet.
  • Find My Mac helps find a missing Mac by locating it on a map and allows you to remotely lock the Mac or wipe all its data.

Getting started with iCloud is easy. After installing the update, OS X will automatically present an iCloud setup panel. Simply enter an existing Apple ID or create a new one and then follow the on screen instructions. To learn more about iCloud visit http://www.apple.com/icloud.

The 10.7.2 update also includes Safari 5.1.1 as well as fixes that:

  • Allow reordering of desktop spaces and full screen apps in Mission Control.
  • Enable dragging files between desktop spaces and full screen apps.
  • Address an issue that causes the menu bar to not appear in full screen apps.
  • Improve the compatibility of Google contact syncing in Address Book.
  • Address an issue that causes Keynote to become temporarily unresponsive.
  • Improve VoiceOver compatibility with Launchpad.
  • Address an issue that causes a delay in accessing the network after waking from sleep.
  • Enable booting in to Lion Recovery from a locally attached Time Machine backup drive.
  • Resolve an issue that causes screen zoom to stop working.
  • Improve Active Directory integration.

For detailed information about Safari 5.1.1, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4922.

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4767.

For information on the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.

If you're downloading now, let us know how it goes for you, and when you get iCloud up and running, tell us how it works.

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Rene Ritchie

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Mac OS X Lion 7.2 with iCloud support now available

17 Comments

Yeah, iPhoto 9.2 is out too... so I'll have to hit the apple & run software update again after my OSX download is done... it's downloading in spurts.

1.24GB and 10hrs later I'll let you know how it goes...
Looks like the Apple servers & network are taking a royal beating at the moment!!

I am a developer and want to upgrade from my 10.7.2 beta (11C26) release to public release, but software update shows no updates available for me. I want to upgrade to public release, is there any way to do it?

@Billy - as I understand it, you must have OSX Lion in order to use iOS 5 and iCloud. I don't think they're going to make it compatible with older OS.

@Kelly That's not entirely true, because I was able to download iTunes 10.5 and install iOS 5 on both my iPhone 4 and my iPad 2 with Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6). I also was able to setup iCloud on both my iOS devices. Furthermore, iPhoto 9.2 and Safari 5.1.1 (w/ Reading List) were also available download, so the only thing I really need now is an update for SL so I can use iCloud for my contacts and iCal... That's it, that is all I'm asking!

anyone know where the "on my mac" calendar went after the 7.2 upgrade? mine disappeared and anything from that calendar was automatically moved to icloud. I don't particularly want to sync all calendars and that "on my mac" calendar was perfect for localised events. Where'd it go?