Apple Preparing to Begin Testing of OS X 10.8.3

Six weeks after the release of OS X 10.8.2, Apple is preparing to begin testing on the next maintenance update to OS X Mountain Lion. AppleInsider notes that Apple has sent out invitations to select users asking them to participate in the testing process.

The first build of a new OS X version typically appears a few days after such invitations are sent out, suggesting that we may see the first beta of OS X 10.8.3 appearing late this week or early next week.

There is no word yet on what changes and improvements will be included in the update, and the amount of time each release spends in testing can vary significantly, so there is no estimate yet on when OS X 10.8.3 can be expected to make its way to a public release.

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28 months ago

Does anything major ever come in .. Updates, for either iOS or OS X?


I wish we could downvote on this site...
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28 months ago

Does anything major ever come in .. Updates, for either iOS or OS X?


facebook and twitter integration was a big update. Also the update which fixed the battery draining issue was big and made a notable difference to users.
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28 months ago
please fix the slow shut down on a ssd
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28 months ago
I really hope they fix the mdworker issues in 10.8.3. It's out of control.
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28 months ago

I dont think anything major is coming. Probably some minor enhancements alongside performance tweaks.

Does anything major ever come in .. Updates, for either iOS or OS X?
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28 months ago

Does anything major ever come in .. Updates, for either iOS or OS X?


Tons of stuff. Although, for OS X, that's more the exception than the norm.

Off the top of my head:

10.6.6 added the Mac App Store.
10.7.2 added iCloud.
10.8.2 added Facebook integration, new Game Centre features, and a bunch of other features mostly related to integration with new features in iOS 6.

... but, in each of those cases, the features were announced and known about well in advance. I wouldn't expect Apple to introduce any "surprise" new features in a point release, and there exists nothing to indicate that there will be any new features in 10.8.3; in all likelihood, it's mostly bug fixes, with probably many of them related to features introduced in 10.8.2.
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28 months ago
I welcome it. There are always little improvements which each update that fix something that wasn't working previously.
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28 months ago
I'm still hoping that they are going to address the pixelated icons issue!
This has been an issue since Leopard, and has just gotten worse and worse where it it absolutely ridiculous under Mountain Lion..

I'm big on creating customised icons for my OSX's and having them display constantly as being pixelated or missing completely is just pathetic!

If you do a google search there are thousands of people affected by this issue.

A quick fix is to clear all caches, and delete all .ds_store's,
but the problem soon returns..

Come'on Apple :apple: Fix it!

Peace Out
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PS have Attached Perfect 512x512 pixel Icons how they are displaying and how they should actually look...
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28 months ago

That's a matter of personal opinion, not one that everyone shares.

Oh, and I'd like a fix for the annoying 'bug'* in Safari which means that the scrollbar disappears when not scrolling. Some of us use that as an indicator of how far we are into a document.

* Yes, I realise that it's a design 'feature'. But it's wrong.


You do know that you can enable/disable that in System Preferences?
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28 months ago

Does anything major ever come in .. Updates, for either iOS or OS X?


The software that you need for a Fusion drive came in 10.8.2. (And reportedly works fine on Macs that don't ship with a Fusion drive).
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