Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 Build 11C57 Now Available For Developers

Apple supplied developers with yet another beta build of Mac OS X 10.7.2 as it moves closer to releasing the update for Lion with support for iCloud integration and the latest build is dubbed 11C57 and it is about a 740MB download in its delta form. Apple also began transitioning user accounts from MobileMe to iCloud this past weekend and the 790MB Combo Update comes less than a week after the previous Seed, 11C55. The update isn’t available via the iCloud Dev Center yet and Apple have also requested developers to concentrate their focus on areas such as MobileMe, Safari, Mail, iCal and Address Book………………


Apple is increasing the rate of OS X 10.7.2 developer seeds in light of the imminent public launch of iOS 5 and iCloud, the latest version, Build 11C57 has been rolled out for its group of registered developers to mull over. In this latest build, as was the case with the previous one released some five days ago, is bundled with the iCloud components within it. Up until that last build, iCloud was at a separate download, but with everything now reaching tipping point, the time has come to amalgamate the two. Apple has not listed any known issues or bugs for this release and no significant changes have been made to the focal testing areas. With iCloud, iOS 5, iPhone 5 and an entry-level iPhone 4S all poised to drop within a month, it will be interesting to see how everything pans out. After a seemingly endless cycle of speculation, rumors, leaks and the occasional slip of the tongue, let’s just hope that there are no more delays. It will be interesting to see how iCloud fares. Billed as an eventual successor to the agreed partial failure that is MobileMe, it will aim to give iOS users additional storage space as well as the ability to sync multiple devices harmoniously. Hopefully Apple, with a bit of a reputation for its shoddy web an internet ventures, will get it right this time around. In order to download the latest beta release of OS X, you will need to be a registered Apple developer.


Known issues:

  • AddressBook
  • GraphicsDrivers
  • iCal
  • iChat
  • iCloud
  • Mac App Store
  • Mail
  • MobileMe
  • Safari
  • Spotlight
  • Time Machine



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