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OS X 10.9.3 13D45a: Ah, the Aroma

22 April 2014 155 views No Comment

Peeking through the over door window, we see OS X 10.9.3 13D45a has a toasty brown crust surrounding a bubbly hot center

This week on Apple’s Test Kitchen (hear the chord changes in your head), the latest Mavericks update takes two baby build steps closer to release. Peeking through the over door window, we see OS X 10.9.3 13D45a has a toasty brown crust surrounding a bubbly hot center.

Time to set the table?

A scant five-ish days ago Apple squeezed out OS X 10.9.3 13D43, with no known issues and the same old list of developer testing focus areas (ie Graphics Drivers, Audio, Safari, Mail, Contacts & Calendar sync over USB in iTunes).

That said, OS X 10.9.3 13D45a and other recent beta seeds include iTunes 11.1.6b5 (ie iPhone sync) and Safari 7.0.3 (9537.75.14), which was released as a stand alone update several weeks back.

Additionally, OS X 10.9.3 brings support for pixel doubling scaling (ie Retina) output model for late-2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display models.

And, what is up with that lower case “a” tagged on at the end? If past as prologue holds true, OS X 10.9.3 public release is imminent. However, my track record of late has been abysmal at best — caveat emptor.

For what it’s worth, 13D45a is the eighth developer beta. Apple is also thought to be readying iOS 7.1.1

Sources: AppleInsider, etc

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