Apple Seeds OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 Build 13E16 to Developers

mavericks.pngApple today seeded build 13E16 of OS X 10.9.4 to developers, approximately two weeks after releasing the first OS X 10.9.4 beta and almost a month after the public release of OS X 10.9.3, which included enhanced support for 4K displays and syncing improvements.

The beta is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store as well as through the Mac Dev Center.

It remains unclear what improvements the 10.9.4 update will bring to Mavericks, but it is likely to include bug fixes and stability enhancements. Apple is asking developers to focus on Graphics Drivers, Bluetooth, Audio Drivers, Finder, App Store, and Safari.

Apple has also seeded Safari 6.1.5 and OS X Server 3.2 to developers.

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7 months ago

This will be out sometime this summer.


You don't say!
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7 months ago

I wish Apple keep releasing updates for Mavericks as they did with older OS X systems such as Snow Leopard.
I'm not installing Yosemite anytime soon, Mavericks just rocks.

LOL. Yosemite is an update to Mavericks- it is free and runs on the same machines. Like all updates, it fixes some bugs, introduces some bugs (hopefully less), and adds the odd feature. I don't get some people's fragile psychological states. If Apple calls it 10.9.5 you will run it but if it is 10.10 then you're scared? What if they call it 10.9.10? Or is it the fact that they made changes to the skin of it that is so scary?
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7 months ago

LOL. You have no idea whether or not Yosemite is "an update to Mavericks.' It could be redesigned from the ground up. It could be radically different, the way 10.4.10 was to 10.4.9, and all the other OSes were.

You have no idea what you're talking about.

And no, they couldn't call it 10.9.5, else they'd have to call it a bugfix update for Mavericks.

Please stop talking.


Why is everyone on MacRumors so eccentric? You'd think people would be excited about new software and not cling to the past. It's kind of ridiculous.
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7 months ago



I don't understand. By the way, there was no such thing as Mac OS System 1.0.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_1
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7 months ago
This news seems overshadowed by OS X Yosemite. :p
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27 weeks ago


That's System 1, not Mac OS System 1.0.


Any particular reason you're being so pedantic over something totally unrelated to the topic?
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7 months ago

The Dock is ugly

This opener pretty much says it all as far as how you interact with the world.
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7 months ago
People are excited. But anyone using computers in a work/production environment is aware that major OS updates can break compatibility so it makes perfect sense for them to avoid the bleeding edge. If a given piece of software doesn't run as well in the newer OS version, sticking to the previous one is hardly clinging to the past.
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7 months ago

What? It's ugly. I'm very judgmental.


To you, maybe. I think it is a big improvement on the 3D dock. These types of things are totally subjective.
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27 weeks ago

LOL. Yosemite is an update to Mavericks- it is free and runs on the same machines. Like all updates, it fixes some bugs, introduces some bugs (hopefully less), and adds the odd feature. I don't get some people's fragile psychological states. If Apple calls it 10.9.5 you will run it but if it is 10.10 then you're scared? What if they call it 10.9.10? Or is it the fact that they made changes to the skin of it that is so scary?


You're analysis is not correct. 10.9.x implies that code has been rung through the ringer x number of times. Bugs have been fixed, and occasionally features have been added x number of times.

It is very common for people to avoid the initial release of any OS. So waiting for 10.10.1 or more is not unusual, and in many cases a smart idea. There is nothing wrong with the psychological state of those who wait, and their logic is actually very sound.
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