New OS X 10.9.3, iTunes 11.1.6, Safari 7.0.3 Betas Delivered
And, by “delivered,” we mean selectively. Apple has pushed OS X 10.9.3 13D19 and iTunes 11.1.16 to employees, while rank and file developers can download Safari 7.0.3 and Safari 6.1.3 for Mavericks, Lion and Mountain Lion users.
Late last week, Apple seeded OS X 10.9.3 13D17 to developers. On Tuesday, the company pushed OS X 10.9.3 13D19 to employees for testing.
Although there’s nothing overtly new therein, this employee beta arrived along with iTunes 11.1.6 and it’s speculated that the two together restore “the ability to sync contacts and calendar information to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch from your Mac…”
What you say? Apple removed local sync last Fall and a small + highly vocal group of users have been complaining ever since.
Apple is asking employees and developers to focus their OS X 10.9.3 testing on Graphics and Audio. One new feature, in addition to iTunes local sync, expected in this Mavericks update is support for 60Hz Retina display support on 2013 MacBook Pros.
And, then there’re the “fresh” Safari betas…
• Safari 7.0.3 (Mavericks), Safari 6.1.3 (Lion, Mountain Lion)
— General website compatibility
— Safari Push Notifications
— Login AutoFill
— Credit Card AutoFill (OS X Mavericks only)
— Extension Compatibility
Apple has been working on these Safari feature bullet points, with some variation, since well before today and maybe before the before time. Hello, Apple (echoes ruefully again and again)…
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