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Mac OS X Standalone Updates

The best Mac OS version is the one that your Mac is eligible to upgrade to. In 2021 it is macOS Big Sur. However, for users that need to run 32-bit apps on Mac, the best macOS is Mojave. Also, older Macs would benefit if upgraded at least to macOS Sierra for which Apple still releases security patches. Note that this release marks the 63rd release of OS X (counting both major and minor versions, and skipping two ill-fated updates). Rob notes that, as of today, it’s been 4,158 days since the first OS X Public Beta was released; Apple has thus released an OS X update every 66.00 days on average, with the shortest period of time between.

This page describes Mac® OS X Standalone Updates and provides links to such.

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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

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To access the page from which you download a Standalone Update, click the link in the Update column corresponding to the desired Update.

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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.
How to update to most recent mac os

The following Standalone Update tables are available:

  • Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Updates.
  • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard® Updates.
  • Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard® Updates.
  • Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger® Updates. Note that PPC means PowerPC™.

Note that standalone updates are no longer available from Apple for Mac OS X 10.3 Panther® and Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar.

Mac Os Updates In Order

This page will be updated as new Standalone Updates become available.