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WWDC 2013: Near Complete OS X 10.9 Dev Release

6 June 2013 486 views No Comment

Whatever Apple's cooking up for OS X 10.9 might well be nearly complete when developers get their hands on it next week at WWDC.

Very, very little is known about OS X 10.9. However, a backhanded leak indicates that whatever Apple’s cooking up for the Mac desktop operating system might well be nearly complete when developers get their hands on it next week at WWDC.

The details come from a Webkit bug report submitted through Apple’s own Radar system… The filing references an operating system build number of 13A451, with the first three characters suggesting the software is OS X 10.9, and the latest three digits referring to the internal build number — AppleInsider

Which is just a number until you compare it to other recent major OS X releases:

— OS X 10.5 Leopard ________ 581
— OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard____ 432
— OS X 10.7 Lion ____________ 511
— OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion____ 269
— OS X 10.9 _______________ 451

As to OS X 10.9 features, the rumor pool is quite shallow — Finder Tabs, multi-monitor Fullscreen Mode, Maps, Siri and an overall flatter appearance have all been mentioned by serious rumorologists.

In previous years, Apple has shipped major OS X releases in July. If the company keeps to that schedule, it makes sense that OS X 10.9 will arrive at WWDC almost fully formed…

Whats’ your take?

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