Apple is reportedly preparing to seed Mountain Lion OS X 10.8.1 to developers, which will reportedly be the first update that fixes several bugs. MacRumors, which first learned of Apple’s intentions, did not provide an exact release date for the update, but it sounds like it should be coming soon.
We’re not sure what’s going to be included, but we hope Apple address wireless issues that have plagued Mountain Lion owners since its release two weeks ago. Our own staff noticed that wireless connectivity frequently drops in and out, for example. Also, we’ve heard reports that Mountain Lion significantly decreases the battery life on some machines, so we expect that bug to be addressed as well. With one complaint thread on the Apple support forums now closing in on 700 responses, it does seem like the issue is fairly widespread.
It will take time for Apple to move from its developer release to a full patch to consumers, however, so we’re guessing this is more than a few weeks away from happening.