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Mac OS X 10.4.9 was released on March 13, 2007. It has the build number 8P135 for PowerPC and 8P2137 for Intel. 

The following improvements apply to both Intel- and PowerPC-based Macs unless otherwise noted:

.Mac

  • Improves automatic iDisk syncing for customers whose .Mac username contains a period (.).
  • Improves overall .Mac Sync performance.
  • Addresses an issue with automatic and periodic syncing as set in the .Mac System Preferences panel.
  • Reduces .Mac Sync timeouts when syncing large data sets.
  • Prevents large amounts of Address Book data from being changed without authorization.
  • Addresses an issue which could result in a computer to get properly unregistered.
  • Addresses issues related to syncing a large number of changes to .Mac
  • Prevents third-party syncing applications from presenting an extraneous initial sync alert.

Bluetooth

  • Addresses a wake-from-sleep issue for Kensington PilotMouse Mini Bluetooth devices when used with a MacBook.
  • Resolves issues in which Bluetooth-based devices might not respond after sleep on some computers.

iChat, iCal, and iSync

  • Resolves an issue in which iCal reminders may appear off to the side of the screen.
  • Resolves an issues in which some events added to particular dates may not display correctly.
  • Event notes are now synced between iCal and Nokia N70 phones.
  • Adds iSync support for more devices.
  • Includes iChat support for USB Video Class webcams.

Networking and modem

  • Addresses a permissions issue when copying a file with extended attributes from an AFP share of an Xsan volume, via the Finder.
  • Resolves an issue when using kerberos authentication with Active Directory if the user is a member of many groups.
  • Resolves performance issues with Intel-based iMacs that could occur when determining high-speed network switches.
  • Improves reliability when faxing in France or Belgium via an external Apple USB Modem.
  • Adds support for WPA2 encryption in Network Diagnostics.
  • Addresses an issue with automatic AirPort connections that use different authentication methods.
  • Addresses an issue in which Network Preferences may unexpectedly quit after disconnecting a network-aware USB device while Network Preferences is open.
  • Addresses an issue with iMac's maintaining manual duplex settings.
  • Internal Apple modem drivers now offer the same robustness as external Apple modem drivers.
  • External USB modems now report DLE-d for busy tone detection.
  • Adds modem support for Russia.
  • Fax receiving now works when the country code is set to France.
  • Resolves an issue with dialing a modem in pulse mode to an ISP.


  • Resolves an issue in the Open dialog when browsing AFP volumes within applications using Rosetta.
  • Resolves a printing issue that could occur with applications using Rosetta, while logged in as Active Directory User that has an SMB home directory.

Printing

  • Resolves a printing issue with applications using Rosetta while logged in as an Active Directory User with SMB home directory.
  • Resolves an issue in which temporary files might use excessive disk space when printing to some third-party printers.

Aperture

  • For information on the benefits this update includes for Aperture, see this article.

Third-party

  • Resolves issues for these third-party applications that use Rosetta: LEGO StarWars, Adobe InDesign, H&R Block TaxCut, Big Business' Big Business 5.1.0.
  • Resolves an issue in which Adobe Arno Pro Italics fonts might not install in Font Book.
  • Resolves an issue for Microsoft Word in which OpenType Fonts may not display correctly; this update also addresses OpenType font issues using Word 2004.

 Other

  • Improves the reliability of OpenGL-accelerated graphics in Blizzard's World of Warcraft.
  • Improves the reliability of OpenGL-based applications on Mac Pro computer with Nvidia graphics cards.
  • Includes updated security certificates.
  • Includes the Daylight Savings Time Update (released February 15, 2007) which contains the latest worldwide time zone and Daylight Saving Time (DST) rules as of January 8, 2007.
  • Resolves a toggling issue when zooming using the Command-Alt-8 key combination (Universal Access).
  • Resolves an issue in which some USB printers may stop printing in Classic.
  • Addresses an issue in Classic in which an iMac G5's built-in iSight camera might stop responding.
  • Improves validation of disk images.
  • Includes improved support for USB devices in Classic.
  • Improves support for files with ".ac3", ".m2v", and ".m4v" filename extensions.
  • Improves performance when transferring from a P2 USB reader in the Finder.
  • Resolves an issue in which DVD player might not play a track that's longer than 3 hours.
  • Addresses a display issue that could occur in X11.app running in 256-color mode on an Intel-based Mac.
  • Addresses EAP-FAST in PAC mode issue in a TLS session.
  • Addresses an issue in which incorrect encoding could be used for the files created by the “New Text File” Automator action on Intel-based Macs.
  • Includes recent Apple security updates.

External links

Apple: About the 10.4.9 Update



Mac OS X Versions OSX Poster
Mac OS X Server: Mac OS X Server
Preview Release: Mac OS X DP | Mac OS X DP 2 | Mac OS X DP 3 | Mac OS X DP 4
Public Beta: Mac OS X Public Beta
Mac OS X 10.0 (Cheetah): 10.0.0 | 10.0.1 | 10.0.2 | 10.0.3 | 10.0.4
Mac OS X 10.1 (Puma): 10.1.0 | 10.1.1 | 10.1.2 | 10.1.3 | 10.1.4 | 10.1.5
Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar): 10.2.0 | 10.2.1 | 10.2.2 | 10.2.3 | 10.2.4 | 10.2.5 | 10.2.6 | 10.2.7 | 10.2.8 (6R73) | 10.2.8 (G5)
Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther): 10.3.0 | 10.3.1 | 10.3.2 | 10.3.3 | 10.3.4 | 10.3.5 | 10.3.6 | 10.3.7 | 10.3.8 | 10.3.9
Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger): 10.4.0 | 10.4.1 | 10.4.2 | 10.4.3 | 10.4.4 | 10.4.5 | 10.4.6 | 10.4.7 | 10.4.8 | 10.4.9 | 10.4.10 | 10.4.11
Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard): 10.5.0 | 10.5.1 | 10.5.2 | 10.5.3 | 10.5.4 | 10.5.5 | 10.5.6 | 10.5.7 | 10.5.8
Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard): 10.6.0 | 10.6.1 | 10.6.2 | 10.6.3 | 10.6.4 | 10.6.5 | 10.6.6 | 10.6.7 | 10.6.8
Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion): 10.7.0 | 10.7.1 | 10.7.2 | 10.7.3 | 10.7.4 | 10.7.5
Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion): 10.8 | 10.8.1 | 10.8.2 | 10.8.3 | 10.8.4 | 10.8.5
OS X 10.9 (Mavericks): 10.9 | 10.9.1 | 10.9.2 | 10.9.3 | 10.9.4 | 10.9.5
OS X 10.10 (Yosemite): 10.10.0 | 10.10.1 | 10.10.2 | 10.10.3 | 10.10.4 | 10.10.5
OS X 10.11 (El Capitan): 10.11.0 | 10.11.1 | 10.11.2 | 10.11.3 | 10.11.4 | 10.11.5 | 10.11.6
macOS 10.12 (Sierra): 10.12.0 | 10.12.1 | 10.12.2 | 10.12.3 | 10.12.4 | 10.12.5 | 10.12.6
macOS 10.13 (High Sierra): 10.13.0

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