One of Apple’s recent software update, Thunderbolt 1.2, has been pulled by the company from the list of available downloads. Released in June, the purpose of this update was only to add support for the Thunderbolt-to-Gigabit Ethernet adapter. Users have complained that it has caused serious boot issues, like kernel panics or becoming stuck at the gray boot screen.
It’s not often that Apple pulls an update right out, but the only solution seems to be reinstalling OS X Lion, which can be a lengthy process. It has been suggested that the patch withdrawal may mean that the problem was too problematic to fix in a short time and that is has affected a number of people.
There’s no word on a simple patch, or new version of the update to fix the damage that has been done. We’ll keep you posted if we hear anything more on the situation.