is it safe now to downlaod 10.6.7 version for 11 inches air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by rav16, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. rav16 macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2011
    past some days i get the message to download 10.6.7 update, but since there was some mess happening with others i dint download it is it safe now to download ? i have 11 inches macbook air. are there any problems downloading this update this my first ever mac so any help will be great thanx
  2. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    what mess did the update harm on others? it's even safe to update on day one it's released. i encountered no problems at all.
  3. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    Not as many people with 11" models reported the issue with iTunes, but to my knowledge, Apple's fix specifically addressed only the 13" model and doesn't appear through Software Update on the 11" (though you can download it manually from Apple's support website).

    However, note that the update does not address the gaming graphics performance issues that some have reported with 10.6.7.
  4. RDRoe macrumors newbie


    Feb 7, 2011
    Cooksville, MD
  5. channelinspire macrumors member


    Jun 23, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Go read my results for my Ultimate 11" in this thread:

    I was able to get to 10.6.7 without any issues but didn't do it from "Software Update". When I did the normal combo update, my video performance was terrible.
  6. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
  7. Stingray454 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2009
    Still a lot of people have very degraded game performance with 10.6.7 (see all the other threads about it here on this forum), and apple haven't released a patch/fix for that yet. If you do any gaming on the Air, do NOT update to 10.6.7 yet. Framerates seem to degrade to less than half of 10.6.6.
  8. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
    No one has figured out why yet? (like specifically what's causing the drop in framerate?)
  9. gb1631 macrumors regular

    Dec 3, 2009
    PNW Puget Sound
  10. mcdonap macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2011
    Same here. I upgraded on day one with no issues at all. I'm not a gamer, though, so I can't address any of those concerns.
  11. hamean macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2010
    If you're a gamer, I wouldn't download it. If you aren't, then it is perfectly good.
  12. fyrefly macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2004
    Apple's trying to prepare all you gamers for what it'd be like with a SB IGP in there...

    ...okay, just joking. Conspiracy hat off. ;)
  13. foursomer macrumors newbie


    Mar 7, 2011
    upgraded last week. no issue. angry birds, heroes III and braid run smooth.
  14. iNotion macrumors regular


    Jun 5, 2008
    After getting slow & crappy performance on my 13" ultimate on 10.6.7, i need to spend 1 whole night to clean install back to 10.6.4 and then upgrade it to 10.6.6 combo and then install each and every softwares... (didn't use the time machine the 1st time round, learn my mistake).

    I will be using 10.6.6 and wait for the 10.6.8 update. Hopefully, it is better than 10.6.7 (crappiest update from Apple ever)
  15. blow45 macrumors 68000

    Jan 18, 2011
    Do a superduper or cc cloner backup (the system and applications) first I would say

    I had to reinstall snow leopard (on top of everything which took 30 mins after putting in the usb, which all things considered isn't that bad) after the updates as it seemed it would not turn up (after having reset prams etc, etc).

    Of course I did then re-download the updates and had it installed again so so far so good.

    but it's made me more weary of potential updates. :apple:

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