Apple Seeds OS X 10.8.3 12D54
Reliable informants report that Apple has seeded OS X 10.8.3 12D54 to developers, the second beta release of this Mountain Lion incremental update in a week, an indication that a public release could be imminent. With iOS 6.1 also nearing release, reasonable folks wonder if there might be a relationship.
Yes, ladies and gentlepeople, iOS 6.1 Golden Master is believed to testing internally somewhere, think deep, in the bowels of 1 Infinite Loop. At the same time, Apple has seeded OS X 10.8.3 12D53 a fleeting week after pushing 12D50 to developers.
Knowledgeable people, and canines, say that little is known about this latest incremental Mountain Lion update beta other than that it arrives with no known issues and that testing should focus on AirPlay, AirPort, Game Center, Graphics Drivers and Safari.
OS X 10.8.3 12D54 is currently available exclusively via the Mac App Store, though devs will need to install Apple’s recently minted OS X Software Update Seed Configuration Utility to get it. Those with a little more patience will be able to download the delta and combo beta seeds on developer.apple.com a day or so later.
And, for what it’s worth, yesterday’s Cocktail 6.3 update lists OS X 10.8.3 compatibility among its new features.
The spice, the worm; is there a relationship?
Compiled from notes provided by Scruffy the Feature Retriever, who is known to read AppleInsider