After many betas, Apple made the update available a few hours ago OS X 10.8.5 for his Macs. On the menu, several performance improvements and mainly bug fixes. In addition, Apple offers security updates for owners of Snow Leopard (10.6) and Lion (10.7).
What’s new in OS X 10.8.5:
- Fixed an issue that could prevent Mail from displaying messages
- improved performance of AFP (AppleShare) file transfer via Wi-Fi 802.11ac
- Fixed an issue that could prevent the screen saver from starting
- improved reliability of Xsan
Regarding this second point, Ars Technica has carried out tests with a MacBook Air 2013 to measure the performance improvements made and the result is final. Indeed, the maximum speed reached with OS X 10.8.4 in AFP during a transfer is 17.52 MB / s against 45.11 MB / s under the 10.8.5 :
OS X 10.8.5 is available for download from the Mac App Store. With OS X Mavericks scheduled for next month, it’s most likely one of the latest upgrades for this version of the Mac operating system.