About the Mac OS X 10.4.10 Update (delta)

The Mac OS X 10.4.10 Update (delta) updates Mac OS X version 10.4.9 to version 10.4.10 on both Intel-based Macs and PowerPC-based Macs. (If you are updating from a previous version of Mac OS X 10.4.x to 10.4.10 see this article.)

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Important: Please read before installing

  • You may experience unexpected results if you have third-party system software modifications installed, or if you've modified the operating system through other means. (This does not apply to normal application software installation.)

  • The installation process should not be interrupted. If a power outage or other interruption occurs during installation, use the standalone installer (see below) from Apple Downloads to update.

  • If issues occur during installation--for example, Software Update quits unexpectedly--please see this article.


To update to Mac OS X 10.4.10, use Software Update or the standalone installer. You only need to use one of these methods to update your computer.

Software Update

Software Update, located in the Apple menu, will automatically check for the latest Apple software using the Internet. (Software Update might have linked you to this article to learn more about the update.) If your computer is not up to date, software updates for your computer will appear that you can install. Note that an update's size may vary from computer to computer when installed using Software Update. Also, some updates must be installed prior to others, so you should run Software Update more than once to make sure you have all available updates.

Standalone installer

Download the update installer and run it manually. This a useful option when you need to update multiple computers but only want to download the update once. Two versions of the standalone installer are available from Apple Downloads: a delta and combo.

  • The delta update for PowerPC and Intel-based Macs installer (described in the article you're reading) updates Mac OS X 10.4.9 to 10.4.10.

  • The combo update installer (described in this article) updates Mac OS X 10.4, 10.4.1, 10.4.2, 10.4.3, 10.4.4, 10.4.5, 10.4.6, 10.4.7, 10.4.8, or 10.4.9 to 10.4.10.

What's included?

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


  • Addresses an issue in which a Bluetooth headset may show up as an available device for sound output in the Sound preference pane after it had been removed from Bluetooth preferences.


  • Adds RAW image decoding support for the following cameras: Panasonic DMC-LX1, Panasonic DMC-LX2, Leica M8, Leica D-LUX 2, Leica D-LUX 3, Fuji S5 Pro, Nikon D40x, and Canon EOS 1D Mk III.

  • Resolves an issue in which some DNG images may appear tinted or distorted.

  • Improves compatibility of Mathematica 6 with 64-bit Macs.


  • Improves reliability when using the IR remote control after waking from sleep.

  • Improves reliability when mounting external USB hard drives.

  • Resolves an issue in which a TomTom GO 910 may not be recognized when connected via USB to an Intel-based Mac.


  • The 1.1 version of the Mac OS X 10.4.10 Update includes Audio Update 2007-001.
  • Improves responsiveness when using the Control-Eject key combination to display a shutdown dialog.

  • Addresses a specific issue in which users importing video from a DV camera may experience dropped frames.

  • Includes recent Apple security updates.

  • Addresses issues with calendar calculations in certain applications.

  • Addresses issues when rounding decimal numbers for display in certain applications.

  • For Motion, addresses an issue on Intel-based Macs in which some texture corruption could appear in Motion if VRAM is full.

Published Date: Wed Oct 26 16:37:11 GMT 2011