Apple releases Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3 update

Apple has released Mac OS X Lion version 10.7.3 and while there doesn't seem to be any new goodies for iPhone or iPad users, if you're running Apple's desktop OS, it's waiting for you via Software Update.

OS X Lion was first shown off at Apple's Back to the Mac and presented as taking iPhone and iPad innovations back to Apple's traditional computer lines. While some of the changes have been welcomed with open arms, others have experienced birthing pains, and hopefully this and future updates help take the rough edges off. Either that, or 10.8

The 10.7.3 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 including fixes that:-Add Catalan, Croatian, Greek, Hebrew, Romanian, Slovak, Thai, and Ukrainian language support -Address issues when using smart cards to log into OS X -Resolve issues authenticating with directory services -Address compatibility issues with Windows file sharingFor detailed information on this update, please visit this website: information on the security content of this update, please visit:

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • Tried downloading the update but it does not complete.
  • Good news.
  • That's a big update.
  • My screen kept going dark and took me several minutes to get it back on.
  • What does this have to do with iOS? I though this site was all about iOS devices and not Mac stuff. Rene, are you going to update us when Windows 7 SP2 comes out? It has as much to do with iOS as a mac does, it runs iTunes....
  • Um, yeah. And we always have. We cover any big point upgrades for Windows and Mac, because that's what a lot of us are using with our iOS devices. Always have, always will.
    But we never let facts get in the way of old fashioned comment complainers :p
  • is all you do look for articles that you feel don't belong on this site?
  • Well, I updated mine at 10 this morning and nothing but gray screen 7 hours later.........Apple support has been stumped too.......ugh, not good. They did tell me there has been a "few" reports of machines not taking the update well.
  • I tried to use the same code and compile it and run it locally in Adobe Air 2.6. I got the stream error: "Error #2044: Unhandled IOErrorEvent:. text=Error #2032: Stream Error". Anybody can point a direction to how solve it? I thought that Air is less on security checking
  • Much awaited relief it works great thank you but now I have a dead ibook icon that wont go away but Im not complaining I will get rid of it eventually, now unlock 4.11.8 for my iphone 4 and that would make it complete thanks again!!!!!!!!!!