Mac OS X Standalone Updates
This page describes Mac® OS X Standalone Updates and provides links to such.
About Standalone Updates
Standalone Updates enable you to apply updates to Mac OS X in lieu of using Software Update. They are downloaded to your Mac and installed by mounting the associated disk image and launching the Installer package therein.
There are two types of Standalone Updates: Individual and Combo.
Individual Updates update one version of Mac OS X to the subsequent version. For example, the Mac OS X 10.7.4 Update updates Mac OS X 10.7.3 to version 10.7.4. Individual Updates are also known as Delta Updates.
Combo Updates update the base version of a Mac OS X release to the version specified in the Combo Update, including all intermediate updates. For example, the Mac OS X 10.7.4 Combo Update updates:
- Mac OS X 10.7 to Mac OS X 10.7.4 with one installation, as opposed to installing the individual Mac OS X 10.7.1, 10.7.2, 10.7.3, and 10.7.4 updates.
- Mac OS X 10.7.2 to Mac OS X 10.7.4 without installing the individual Mac OS X 10.7.3 and Mac OS X 10.7.4 updates.
Standalone Updates are generally available 24 to 48 hours after the corresponding Update is available through Software Update.
If you burn a Standalone Update to an optical disc or copy it to a USB flash drive, its disk image must be copied to your desktop or another location on your Mac OS X startup disk in order to be installed.
About the Standalone Update tables
To access the page from which you download a Standalone Update, click the link in the Update column corresponding to the desired Update.
To review detailed information about the changes to Mac OS X included in a specific Update, click the link in the Description column corresponding to the desired Update. This will open the corresponding "About this Update" document. Note that:
- Some Standalone Updates do not have a corresponding "About this Update" document. In such cases, the information about the changes incorporated in the Update is provided in the page from which the Update is downloaded.
- In some cases, the "About this Update" document for a Combo Update is the same as the corresponding Individual Update.
The following Standalone Update tables are available:
Note that standalone updates are no longer available from Apple for Mac OS X 10.3 Panther® and Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar.
This page will be updated as new Standalone Updates become available.