We’re just over the hump and developers are ready to say, “uncle.” Apple seeded OS X 10.9 13A497d on Monday and has now release a second OS X 10.8.5 beta. What’s new? The mothership isn’t saying and the rumor is mostly quiet.
Yes, dev guys and gals, OS X 10.8.5 12F13 is now available. As you’d expect, it arrives sans known issues and Apple is asking you to focus testing on WiFi, Graphics, Wake from Sleep, PDF viewing and Accessibility, and Mobile Device Management during their testing.
The two latter items, PDF and Mobile, are additions since Apple seeded OS X 10.8.5 12F9.
As previously reported, OS X 10.8.5 has not only been seeded to developers, but Apple’s frontline retail associates, as well.
OS X 10.8.5: Additional Insights
For what it’s worth, Apple has focused on graphics drivers and wifi compatibility in recent Mountain Lion updates and the upcoming Mavericks releases. Of particular note, OpenGL 4.1 and OpenCL 1.2 are coming in OS X 10.9.
Various sources report that Apple is actively working to resolve 2013 MacBook Air wi-fi issues and that OS X 10.8.5 will play a role in the delivery.
Any insights or inside information about OS X 10.8.5 beta or OS X 10.9 beta are, of course, very much welcome — comment below or shoot us an email.