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Apple has released the latest update for its macOS Big Sur operating system, version 11.7.4. This update addresses a specific issue reported by users in the previous version, related to missing or grayed-out icons in the Safari Favorites section. While there were no other security patches or major feature additions, the update is still important for users experiencing the issue.
Apple initially released macOS Big Sur in 2020 but has continued to provide regular updates to improve the operating system’s overall stability and performance. The latest version, 11.7.4, doesn’t have any security CVE numbers attached to it, which suggests that it is mainly a bug-fix update.
The update was prompted by numerous user complaints regarding the icons missing or turning gray in the Safari Favorites section after updating to macOS Big Sur 11.7.3. The release of the latest update, therefore, is a significant relief for those users who were affected by this issue.
Apart from the bug fix, the update likely includes the typical performance and stability enhancements found in smaller updates. These improvements may not be readily noticeable, but they do play a crucial role in maintaining the overall performance of the system.
Users of older Mac models, who are unable to update beyond macOS Big Sur, will have the option to manually update their systems via the System Preferences panel. Automatic updates are enabled by default, although some users may choose to disable them to avoid potential bugs. For those users, the manual installation will be necessary to take advantage of the latest update.