1. Akshay Masand's Avatar

    Apple recently supplied its development community with the first beta of OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks, a forthcoming maintenance and security update for the Mac operating system. The company has asked testers to focus their efforts on Mail, Graphics and VoiceOver. People who are familiar with the first OS X 10.9.1 beta said it is identified as “build 12B27.” The pre-release software is intended for testing purposes and isn’t yet finalized for public release.

    OS X 10.9.1 will mark the first significant update for Mavericks since it debuted on the Mac App Store for free towards the end of October. All Mac users with compatible systems running Snow Leopard or above can upgrade to Mavericks at no cost. A minor update for Mavericks was issued last week via the Mac App Store to patch an issue with the native Mail app for Gmail users.

    For those of you who don’t know, Mavericks is named after a Northern California surf spot and brings several new features to the OS X operating system, though Apple also paid considerable attention to enhancing the performance and battery life with its major release. Stats which were published shortly after the release of Mavericks found that public adoption was three times faster than that of Apple’s $20 Mountain Lion upgrade from 2012.

    As Apple prepares its first maintenance update for Mavericks, the company appears to also be working on its next major OS X release, version 10.10.

    Source: Apple

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand
    2013-11-16 01:29 AM
  2. Christophxr's Avatar
    Hopefully, hidden somewhere in this update, is a way to control/disable the silly sound ducking they put on FaceTime calls.
    2013-11-16 02:34 AM
  3. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
    Why. Why is it 10.10 Fapple? Why not make sense in the version world and go to 11.0???
    2013-11-16 05:56 AM
  4. zrevai's Avatar
    Why. Why is it 10.10 Fapple? Why not make sense in the version world and go to 11.0???
    Why go up to OS XI??? They can keep it OS X until they make some UI changes and not just a feature update. What's wrong with OS X.X through OS X.XX, AKA 10.10 through 10.20???

    You're saying you think it should rollover from 10.9 to 11.0 but does Mavericks really deserve a bump in version when it's a minor feature/speed boost over 10.8 ML??
    2013-11-17 10:09 PM