The latest update to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is now officially available, and is recommended for all early 2011 MacBook Pro models. In includes a number of fixes, such as improved reliability for Back To My Mac, patches for a few Mac App Store Bugs, graphics stability, and so forth.
Check out the official release notes below:
The Mac OS X 10.6.7 Update for MacBook Pro is recommended for all early 2011 MacBook Pro models. It includes general operating system fixes for Mac OS X Snow Leopard that enhance the stability, compatibility, performance, and security of your Mac, including fixes that:
• Improve the reliability of Back to My Mac
• Resolve an issue when transferring files to certain SMB servers
• Address various minor Mac App Store bugs
• Address minor FaceTime performance issues
• Improve graphics stability and external display compatibility
It’s unclear whether or not it addresses all of the issues with the 2011 MacBook Pros, such as the widespread issues I wrote about earlier today. I, for one, am about to download it and find out. I’ll have more info for you after some experimentation.
As for you, I highly recommend running software update and installing the new release for yourselves.
Update: After spending an hour or so testing out aspects that used to be problematic on my 2011 15″ MacBook Pro, I can now confirm that the issues are largely corrected, although without an external display, I was not able to test for flickering.