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Apple Seeds Two New Mavericks Updates to Employees for Testing

mavericks_round_iconApple has internally seeded two upcoming updates to Mavericks, OS X 10.9.1 and OS X 10.9.2, to its employees, according to a source that spoke to 9to5Mac. Reportedly nicknamed "Board," OS X 10.9.1 will be released later in the month to fix several bugs introduced with OS X 10.9.

Since the release of Mavericks, users have reported several different issues, with the Mail app, mostly related to Gmail accounts. Apple has already seeded an updated Mail app to its employees and AppleSeed members, and it is possible that a Mail fix could be bundled into the next public Mavericks release. Apple is also said to be preparing updates for issues within Safari, iBooks, and Remote Desktop.

OS X 10.9.2, nicknamed "Carve", is also said to be in testing with Apple's software engineering teams, adding minor feature enhancements and additional bug fixes after the 10.9.1 update.
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.
According to 9to5Mac, Apple is also continuing work on the next iteration of OS X, 10.10, which has been seeded internally. The next iteration of OS X is said to alter the look of the operating system to bring it in line with iOS 7.

In addition to Mavericks updates, Apple has also been testing iOS 7 updates. As we reported this afternoon, MacRumors has seen increasing numbers of devices running iOS 7.0.4 in web logs since October 22, suggesting that the next minor update to iOS 7 could come in the near future.

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13 months ago
I hope OS X 10.10 will not be created with the same philosophy Microsoft created Windows 8 thinking that we all now have huge touchscreen displays in front of our desktops. Seriously I installed Windows 8 on Fusion out of curiosity and I was like 'what were they thinking?'.
Rating: 30 Votes
13 months ago
Honestly, the .0 release of Mavericks was one of the more stable releases I had installed in a while.
Rating: 26 Votes
13 months ago

The next iteration of OS X is said to alter the look of the operating system to bring it in line with iOS 7.



Be afraid, be very afraid 😱
Rating: 25 Votes
13 months ago

No new crap. Just fix the garbage you made thx.


Garbage? Really?
Rating: 18 Votes
13 months ago

Very much looking forward to OS X adopting iOS 7's design. 😸


I don't. There's nothing wrong with the rather neutral and timeless design they have now for OS X. That's why it has been working fine for so long.

By bringing in a totally new iOS7 flat design with pastel colors, well... I think it's a mistake.
Rating: 18 Votes
13 months ago
No new crap. Just fix the garbage you made thx.
Rating: 17 Votes
13 months ago
I will always hate those bug-fixes descriptions from Apple's software. They seem to always fix what nobody cares and the true annoying bugs are rarely mentioned and you have to install the update and play the dice.
Rating: 14 Votes
13 months ago

According to 9to5Mac, Apple is also continuing work on the next iteration of OS X, 10.10, which has been seeded internally. The next iteration of OS X is said to alter the look of the operating system to bring it in line with iOS 7.


Rating: 14 Votes
13 months ago

10.10 was called Puma. It came out in 2001. The next version after Mavericks would be Mac OSX 11, assuming they continue this naming convention.


Why do we need to keep having this discussion? 10.10 ≠ 10.1, and 10.11 will not be between 10.1 and 10.2. It's not a decimal number in the usual sense; the "." is just there to denote between major/minor/bug-fix releases. Hell, look at the latest version # for the WolframAlpha app: "1.5.1.4833354".
Rating: 12 Votes
13 months ago

Oh yeah?

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:D


Oh god... that looks terrible. I prefer the way things were in OS X 10.6.8... before Apple iPadified their computers.
Rating: 12 Votes

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