Apple Adds Lion 10.7.1 to Mac App Store

Apple added OS X Lion 10.7.1 to the Mac App Store Tuesday, the first time the current version of Lion has been available on Apple’s software download store. Apple released Lion exclusively through the Mac App Store, but originally pushed the 10.7.1 update out through Software Update.

Users who installed the update through Software Update will find Lion 10.7.1 marked “Installed” in the Mac App Store. Users who have not yet updated could download the new version through the Mac App Store if they choose, but it is a 3.5GB download—the Software Update version is only 17.48MB, while a standalone updater is available as a 79.29MB download.

The Mac App Store version does not include the 10.7.1 patch notes, but for those who missed the original release, they are:

The 10.7.1 update is recommended for all users running OS X Lion and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability and compatibility of your Mac, including fixes that:

  • Address an issue that may cause the system to become unresponsive when playing a video in Safari
  • Resolve an issue that may cause system audio to stop working when using HDMI or optical audio out
  • Improve the reliability of WiFi connections
  • Resolve an issue that prevents transfer of your data, settings, and compatible applications to a new Mac running OS X Lion

Lion 10.7.1 is available now through the Mac App Store.