Apple seeds a pair of OS X Mavericks updates internally

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Apple has seeded two software upgrades for OS X Mavericks internally, according to a source with knowledge of the upcoming updates. This person says that the updates are labeled as OS X 10.9.1 and OS X 10.9.2. The first update is expected to be released later this month, and it will serve as an update to squash bugs that accompanied the OS X 10.9.0 release of Mavericks last month. Many users have complained about issues relating to the Mail and iBooks applications, and Apple is preparing to release individual bug-fix updates for those apps in the coming days…

OS X 10.9.1 is codenamed “Board,” according to the source, and is yet to be seeded to AppleCare employees. It is still solely being tested within Apple’s software engineering teams. Also in testing, the source said, is OS X 10.9.2. That release is codenamed “Carve,” and it’s likely to include more bug fixes, and perhaps minor feature enhancements. Both OS X 10.7.2 and OS X 10.8.2 were updates to Lion and Mountain Lion designed to increase feature-parity between iOS and OS X. OS X Mavericks is currently lacking support for iOS’s iMessage blocking feature and FaceTime Audio, so it seems plausible that OS X 10.9.2 could add those features.

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Views to 9to5 from 10.10 increasing

According to a source, Apple is also seeding the next-generation Mac OS (OS X 10.10 “Syrah”) to even more employees internally. Apple has increased the amount of builds it releases of the operating system each week, this person says, and the operating system is at around build number 60. As we previously reported, Apple is expected to enhance the look of the Mac OS to bring it more in-line with the changes found in iOS 7. As with its last couple of predecessors, it would make sense for Apple to debut 10.10 at its next developer conference (WWDC). Also in the works, sources say, are updates to iOS 7, including another bug-fix release and an update to add the previously-announced “iOS in the Car” functionality.

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  1. William - 9 years ago

    Reblogged this on William's iBlog and commented:
    I hope this comes out soon. is pain.

    • zoidbert - 9 years ago

      :: Exactly the Above ::

      I’ve tried a few other apps (Unibox & Airmail are nice, but all (including Mail itself) lack something the other has in some way). My issue has been with the continual need of the app — whichever one it is — constantly running through the “synchronizing with server” setup. I let Airmail, for instance, run for two days and it went back to the beginning of my IMAP boxes (I have a lot of mail stored via IMAP so I can access easily anywhere) and started over.

    • Richard Rosenberger - 9 years ago

      Try Postbox. Its awesome.

  2. What about the spinning beach ball that randomly appears for a split second when I move my cursor?

    • verizon2828 - 9 years ago

      Now that you mention it, I’m getting that too. I thought my SSDs were going bad!

      • I have the 512GB SSD that came with my late-2011 MacBook Pro with 8GB of RAM. It never happened in Mountain Lion, only after I updated to Mavericks. There’s a brand new logic board in it so I figured it couldn’t be anything like that already.

  3. Charlie Pryor - 9 years ago

    Hey Apple… how about you stop being a jerk and allow Airdrop from iOS to Mac. Like seriously… what the hell dude?

  4. Rino Torino - 9 years ago

    After Mavericks update my MacBook Pro does not detect when I plug in the DVI-composite adapter or freezes screen until I unplug-it. If I reboot in ML the plug works again. I read that others have the same problem when connecting an external monitor (not necessarily composite).
    How in the world they didn’t notice such an obvious problem?
    I hope they will fix it in 10.9.1.

    • Ben Todman (@btodman93) - 9 years ago

      Rino Torio , i too am having this problem , its a massive issue for me as i work in the AV industry and need the composite to send out to screens. I really hope they fix it soon . Ive had to roll back to Mountain lion for now .

  5. Graham Perrin - 9 years ago

    Wonder whether 10.9.2 “will rudely carve” out a space for something …