Apple releases OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 update

Apple has released OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 to the public. This is the third major update to Mountain Lion since its initial release in July 2012. Apple says this about the update:

The 10.8.3 update is recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users and includes features and fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including the following:

  • The ability to redeem iTunes gift cards in the Mac App Store using your Mac's built-in camera
  • Boot Camp support for installing Windows 8
  • Boot Camp support for Macs with a 3TB hard drive
  • A fix for an issue that may cause Logic Pro to become unresponsive when using certain plug-ins
  • A fix for an issue that may cause audio to stutter on 2011 iMacs
  • Includes Safari 6.0.3

You can grab the update right now on the Mac App Store (MAS). Download it and let us know what you think.

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

  • My poor MacPro 1,1 is still left out in the cold. Lion 4 life.
  • Security Updates for Snow Leopard & Lion Released... hit up Software Update. No specifics on what the update covers yet...
  • Seems great that they add support for microsoft 8, but the best part is the gift card change. Now we can scan our barcode and activate our gift cards.
  • This is awesome for someone like my wife who always seems to scratch the code on the back to damn hard.
  • It was really cool when I heard my Mac's fans run at full speed during the update.
  • You mean, the "roar"? :)
  • I wonder what will the next OS X be, they're running out of "big cats." Maybe they'll call the next OS X, "OS X Sea Lion." No one will notice....
  • It'll be grumpy cat ;). Or liger...
  • It would be a smooth transition to sea mammals!
  • Love my rMBP :)
  • I miss my Macbook Pro. :( One day, I shall obtain an iMac. :)
  • I just updated and everything seems to be fine.
  • The Safari update fixed the issue that MacBook Airs had with some sites showing random vertical lines in the pages. What a relief since I have been dealing with this issue since purchasing my 13" MacBook Air.
  • Typically, I have three go to websites for Apple information: Engadget, Gizmodo and iMore. But it was today that iMore showed me that Apple OS X Mountain lion had an update. Thanks guys, I would've been in the dark.
  • Uhh I can't wait to get my macbook! I just want it in my arms and ready!
  • hope it fixes the battery life issue on rmbp. it's not mentioned in the update fix list though :(
  • what apple should update is iWork. the version in store is still 09.
  • My four year old MacBook is struggling with Mountain Lion - I really wish I just left it running on Leopard.
  • The real question is how long will we get support on 10.8 to a .4? 10.9 is right around the corner and hopefully apple will continue to support 10.8 a little longer. seems like there OS lifespan has been going down.
  • A lot of this seems under the hood enhancements, so I haven't noticed anything major to play with. I'm interested in more showstopping features, hopefully we'll see something on the pipeline before the summer. 10.9? OS XI?
  • My wife's Mac book pro has had a battery problem. Hope this helps it out.