Mac users who have updated their devices to OS X Yosemite learned that the update caused their devices to suffer from Wi-Fi connectivity and performance issues. Apple acknowledged these issues and tried to offer a fix in the recently launched OS X 10.10.1 update. However, the move hasn't successfully solved the issues as affected users still experience the same unstable and slow Wi-Fi quality.
When Apple launched the first Yosemite beta more than two weeks ago, the company asked developers to focus harder on several issues such as Wi-Fi. The latter has been getting a constant stream of complaints from that time when the OS came out. This has prompted Apple to come up with a formal OS update on Monday.
Labeled as 10.10.1, the update had so far failed to solve the Wi-Fi issues as seen from the users' complaints that were posted in Apple's discussion forums, social media sites, and third-party web pages.
The thread looked like the longest one that Apple had seen on its Support page. Bearing the title 'OS X Yosemite Wi-Fi issues,' it now has over 1,330 comments and almost 259,000 views since Yosemite was launched in the middle of October.
"Yup. Here on 10.10.1 on the same Retina MacBook Pro," said one user identified as MrVinney96. "Drops out about every 10 minutes for about 30-40 seconds, then remains somewhat stable for another 10 minutes before doing the same over and over again."
Other users said that while they are attempting to play videos, they would see a brief error message before the video starts playing. Some have complained about getting complete browser crashes when trying to play a video. There are those who have speculated that the problem may be on YouTube's end.
"I installed Yosemite on my iMac when it was first released and I had no issues whatsoever," said one user. "Last night I updated Yosemite to 10.10.1 and now all of a sudden Safari Version 8.0 won't play any YouTube videos. All I get is a black screen with a little audio clipping. When using Firefox or Chrome everything works ok."
Apple has now released a second Yosemite update dubbed as 10.10.2 to help developers deal with the said issues. However, the Wi-Fi issues seemed unchanged with the beta release which even had its own problems to deal with such as errors on Chrome and the familiar Safari that users have been complaining from the beginning.