1. Akshay Masand's Avatar

    Last year, roughly one month before Apple released OS X Mountain Lion, the company extended its beta program to certain Apple Retail Store staff members. This year, the company appears to be doing something quite similar with the new OS X Mavericks. The folks over at 9to5Mac are reporting that retail store staff are being invited to try the beta of OS X Mavericks. The following was sent to many retail employees:

    You are invited to participate in the pre-release OS X Mavericks seed program. Participation, including submitting feedback, is completely voluntary and not an expectation of your job. If you accept, we will provide you with a pre-release version of OS X Mavericks to install and use. You will get to preview all of the exciting new features like iBooks, Maps, Calendar, Safari, iCloud Keychain, Multiple Displays, Notifications, Finder Tabs, Tags, and much more! You should use OS X Mavericks only your personal computer and on your personal time. Apple will provide you with ways to submit feedback on your experiences with OS X Mavericks, should you choose to do so. Apple also asks that you use future builds of OS X Mavericks as they are made available. The responses from prior seed programs have been overwhelmingly positive. Thank you to everyone who participated!
    The site notes that Apple has provided prerelease versions of Mavericks to its AppleSeed beta testing group. Before WWDC 2013, a leak suggested that Apple was well into the development of OS X 10.9, with a build number of 13A451 appearing on a recent internal release. One possible implication of the high build number was that Apple was much closer to a public release of Mavericks after unveiling than it has been with previous OS X beta releases.

    Apple retail employees might soon be able to provide more insight into the new Mac operating system.

    Source: Apple via 9to5Mac

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand
    2013-06-19 09:07 AM
  2. rocky5's Avatar
    I see a law suit coming, with the logo for Maverick, looks to similar to the Xbox brand logo, even if the font is different some daft people will make the mistake.
    Apple are Control freaks we need to stop them before they take over the world!!
    2013-06-19 11:47 AM
  3. steve-z17's Avatar
    Hate the name! Needs to be change immediately! I thought when he said that they were going with the California theme (showing us the state flag) that they would move to bears...there are a lot of different bears so that would have been a good choice! That or sharks! At least get rid of the "s" on the end!
    2013-06-19 05:49 PM