Earlier this week, Apple's newly-released 10.7.3 update for Mac OS X started causing some major headaches for users in the form of app crashes and a strange CUI error. Now Apple has responded, pulling the standard update from its servers altogether. While the problems seemed to manifest primarily for users that had upgraded their machines with the delta release, those that had used the discrete Combo Update download fared much better — and it's this 1.34GB "Mac OS X Updated Combined" update that now appears when one runs Software Update on a Mac running Lion 10.7.2 or earlier. Users attempting to download the original release directly are now forwarded to the separate page for the combined update, which reportedly also features a different build number (11D50b, rather than the original's 11D50). Affected users that haven't already rolled back to 10.7.2 may want to try installing the separate Combo Update, but for everyone else, it might be a good idea to wait for now.
Apple pulls OS X 10.7.3 delta upgrade after crash complaints, redirects to Combo Update
Apple has pulled the 10.7.3 delta upgrade from its servers, after user complains of app crashes and strange errors.