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OS X 10.8.5 12F23: Getting Close to Release?

18 July 2013 1,221 views 2 Comments

Same focus areas and no known issues — it must've been Wednesday. Apple has seeded OS X 10.8.5 12F23 and it looks like development is winding down…

Same focus areas and no known issues — it must’ve been Wednesday. Apple has seeded OS X 10.8.5 12F23 and, other than the mere incidence of its arrival, there isn’t a lot to report. However, we do have a little, just a little, juice to talk about.

As with previous seeds, OS X 10.8.5 12F23 arrives with no known issues and Apple has asked developers to focus their testing on WiFi, Graphics, Wake from Sleep, PDF viewing and Accessibility, and Mobile Device Management.

Also in the known column is a fix for the Adobe Photoshop flickering issue. Additionally, though not new in this particular seed, Mail 6.6 (vs Mail 6.5 in OS X 10.8.4) is another new item in this interim Mountain Lion update.

That said, 9 to 5 Mac notes that this latest build is only three builds newer than the last (12F20) with the same being true of the one (12F17) before that, as well, which might be a signal that OS X 10.8.5 development is winding down and the public release isn’t far off now.

Sources: MacRumors, AppleInsider, 9 to 5 Mac

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