Apple Seeds New 13A598 Build of Mavericks to AppleSeed Members

Apple has seeded a new release of OS X Mavericks to members of the AppleSeed beta testing program, a little more than two weeks after the release of the eighth Developer Preview. DP 8 had a version number of 13A584, while today's release is build 13A598.

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Separately, 9to5Mac reports that this build may be a GM candidate, according to AppleSeed members, while other sources have said the final release build will be several versions newer. The OS was reportedly nearly ready for release a few weeks ago, but was pushed back because of "critical bugs".

Since being announced at WWDC, OS X Mavericks is said to have picked up a few minor unannounced features. Namely, the Messages and FaceTime applications have received the ability to block phone numbers and Apple IDs from sending the Mavericks user messages and/or FaceTime calls. This addition brings parity to iOS 7 and the two operating systems will sync in this manner.

OS X Mavericks, which is expected to be released this fall, includes multiple new features like a tabbed Finder, full screen dual monitor capabilities, Safari improvements, and a new Maps app.

Apple is reportedly targeting a late October launch for OS X Mavericks.

Top Rated Comments

BornAgainMac Avatar
102 months ago
Fix the iMessage!

Maybe in Snow Mavericks.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
street.cory Avatar
102 months ago
I saw "Mavericks" and "Available in the Mac App Store" and wet my panties.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pedrotaquelim Avatar
102 months ago
i couldn't have been less excited about a release of a new OS.
block calls? useful for a phone but to me, not so much in my computer.
tabbed finder? nice but don't need.
full screen dual monitor? don't have two monitors.
safari improvements? ditched that in favour of chrome a while ago.
maps app? lol no thank you.
i'll be keeping ML which works great.


"i'll be keeping ML which works great."
You liar.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tywebb13 Avatar
102 months ago
Maybe they are colours

Notice that the desktop picture for mavericks has various shades of green.

Like this (13a598):



For DP8 we have 13a584 which is this shade:



In DP1 we had 13a476:

Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sky Blue Avatar
102 months ago
weird that they're not seeding it to devs yet.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
winston1236 Avatar
102 months ago
I wonder if they fixed the finder issue in mountain lion

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I agree, but I love tabs in Finder, but use TotalFinder. But there are a countless "under-the-hood" improvements that I am looking forward to.

Snow Leopard was the best ever and still is.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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