10.8.3 released; Windows 8 support, audio stutter fixes

After months of beta testing, 10.8.3 is finally out in the world. Downloadable through Mountain Lion’s Software Update feature or from the Apple Web site.

Changes include:

  • The ability to redeem iTunes gift cards in the Mac App Store using your Mac’s built-in camera
  • Boot Camp support for installing Windows 8
  • Boot Camp support for Macs with a 3TB hard drive
  • A fix for an issue that could cause a file URL to quit apps unexpectedly
  • A fix for an issue that may cause Logic Pro to become unresponsive when using certain plug-ins
  • A fix for an issue that may cause audio to stutter on 2011 iMacs
  • Includes Safari 6.0.3


  • Domicinator

    I did the update, but I don’t see the option to use gift cards via the camera. Is it because I’m using a Logitech Webcam with a Mac Mini and not a built in iMac camera?

    • http://jshmllr.com/ Joshua

      Quite possibly yes. If the logitech doesn’t have the driver support, if it’s not quite HD enough to capture the barcode.

    • gc

      If you’re outside the US then it probably doesn’t work, if it’s anything like the iTunes gift card redeem. If I switch to a US account it works in iTunes. No idea why this feature seems to be region specific.

      • Steven Fisher

        It works for the Canada store, too.

  • Steven Fisher

    Safari is so much snappier now!

    (The “joke” loses even the trace of humour when it’s true.)

  • http://bloodnok.net/ dennis bloodnok

    they failed to fix the flashing when your open a macbook from sleep.