Apple Releases OS X 10.8.3 With Mac App Store Gift Card Camera Redemption and Boot Camp Enhancements

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    Following Tuesday's seed of the latest beta, Apple today released OS X 10.8.3 to the public. The update brings several enhancements including support for camera redemption of gift cards in the Mac App Store to mirror functionality introduced for the iTunes Store in iTunes 11 last November.

    OS X 10.8.3 also adds several enhancements to Apple's Boot Camp solution for booting Windows on Macs, such as Windows 8 support and support for Macs with 3 TB hard drives.

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    With 13 different beta seeds for developers, OS X 10.8.3 spent three and a half months in testing before seeing a public release. The public version of OS X 10.8.3 is the same 12D78 build provided to developers on Tuesday.

    - OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.3 (540.46 MB)
    - OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.3 (Combo) (793.69 MB)

    Apple has also released security updates for OS X Lion and Snow Leopard:

    - Security Update 2013-001 (Lion) (31.42 MB)
    - Security Update 2013-001 Server (Lion) (79.33 MB)

    - Security Update 2013-001 (Snow Leopard) (316.63 MB)
    - Security Update 2013-001 Server (Snow Leopard) (391.63 MB)

    Update: The Mac Observer discovered that Retina MacBook Pro models see a 20+ minute battery life increase in battery life over 10.8.2. Previously, the site had seen a serious decrease in battery life upon updating Retina MBPs from Lion to Mountain Lion. Standard MacBook Pro and Air models did not see any significant gains under 10.8.3.
    Article Link: Apple Releases OS X 10.8.3 With Mac App Store Gift Card Camera Redemption and Boot Camp Enhancements
     
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    about to perform the update! just updated the SMC and that corrected my Safari lag.
     
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    "WTF?! I'm having PROBLEMS! They should have KEPT BETA TESTING" -said the person that wanted Apple to stop beta testing it and to release it.
     
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    Great, I installed Windows 7 yesterday specifically because Windows 8 wasn't officially supported.
     
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    Cool - the two roadblocks from keeping me from ordering a high-end 27" iMac were resolved today. EPP pricing now active and Bootcamp supporting 3TB drives.
     
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    let's hope my brandnew machine with an ssd is finally gonna turn off faster than my almost 4 year old mbp with an hdd ...
     
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    The KB article -- HT5612 -- returns a 404. Go figure.

    EDIT: page is up now: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5612

    Apparently Facebook is snappier now... :rolleyes:

     

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    What does Windows 8 installation support mean?
    Windows 8 installed fine already.
     
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    Just spotted this a minute ago. Was checking the MAS for other updates about 5 minutes ago and got nothing. This thing just dropped.
     
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    Windows 7 drivers work perfectly fine in Windows 8 IMO. I installed Windows 8 in January/February using W7 drivers on a 2012 iMac.
     
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    LOL and I just ran software update like half an hour ago to get the Java update.
     
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    YES! Going to install this right now. Hope it fixes my issues
     
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    Falling out of my chair here. Finally!

    As I need to buy it (still on 10.7.5) anyone have an idea when it will appear on App Store? Right now it's listed at 10.8.2 still.
     
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    I am afraid to upgrade, I wish they had done some beta testing first!
     
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    lol i literally just checked 10 mins ago to see if my retina mbp has the other update
     
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    Holy crap! Now that this has happened, my money's on the PowerBook G5 being released tomorrow ;)
     
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    cool, wanted to reinstall OSX. now will download full ML from app store.
    cheers :D

    edit: the mac app store version still 10.8.2, will wait a day or two then :(
     
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    At long last. Now I can finally test out Windows 8 too.
     
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    DOW and S&P closed much higher today and the VIX plummeted an additional 4.48% on news of the release of OS X 10.8.3.
     

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