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Apple seeds OS X 10.9 Mavericks Golden Master build


Though Apple’s next generation desktop/notebook operating system, OS X 10.9 “Mavericks”, isn’t expected to hit virtual store shelves until late October at the earliest, Apple has hit the “launch” button a little bit early and has actually seeded registered paying OS X developers with the Golden Master build of OS X 10.9 Mavericks, expected to be the same exact build that Apple will release to the general public later this month.

The build, which identifies itself as 13A598, is said to be significantly improved over earlier pre-release versions of the operating system. OS X 10.9 “Mavericks” brings several big improvements to the OS X platform, including Tabbed Finder, better power management, FaceTime and iMessage improvements, UI redesigns, and more.

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Apple targeting late October for OS X 10.9 Mavericks launch


Though OS X 10.9 Mavericks has been available to paying registered developers for quite some time now, it’s been relatively quiet regarding a potential official Mac App Store release date. While an original rumor claimed that Apple could be preparing to launch their next generation OS X operating system, which is used on their popular Mac line of computers, at their September 10th iPhone event next week, that rumor was quickly shot down by some credible sources.

Now we know the truth (or at least what we’re inclined to take as the truth): according to numerous reliable sources, including AllThingsD – who famously pegged September 10th as the iPhone 5S / 5C launch event date a month in advance – Apple is currently targeting a OS X 10.9 Mavericks release for late October, after all the iPhone event hype has already died down.

AllThingsD suggests that this is perhaps slightly later then Apple had originally intended to release the operating systems. Apple was reportedly forced to delay the launch after moving engineering resources away from the OS X team to work on iOS 7, which had more pressing development concerns at that point in time. As iOS 7 development is wrapping up / has potentially ended however, Apple is likely once again working hard on completing development for OS X Mavericks.

Source: AllThingsD

Bug fixes and improvements

Apple releases OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 6


There’s been a lot of focus on Apple’s upcoming mobile operating system, iOS 7, some of us tend to forget about that other major operating system Apple develops and sells – OS X, the system behind their line of Mac computers. Announced at WWDC alongside iOS 7, OS X 10.9 Mavericks is the next generation version of OS X and the followup to the very successful OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. It’s also the first version of OS X to ship sans a big cat name.

Well today Apple has released their next developer version of OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Developer Preview 6. Apple is, as per usual, short on exact details regarding what’s new, simply saying that there are some bug fixes and improvements abound. OS X Mavericks isn’t expected to launch alongside iOS 7 at Apple’s major September 10th even, which is expected to focus solely on the iPhone, however Mavericks should ship not long after to Mac users via the Mac App Store.

We’ll let you know about any major improvements or changes as soon as we know more – but until then, paying developers should head to the Developer Portal (or the Mac App Store for users of a previous Mavericks Developer Preview) and get downloading.

Get your Macs ready

Apple releases OS X 10.9 Mavericks Developer Preview 3


Apple’s doing some spring cleaning this week, first updating their brand new iOS 7 mobile operating system to beta 3 for registered developers last night, and now again today with the release of OS X 10.9 Mavericks Developer Previe 3. Like the iOS 7 betas, OS X 10.9 Mavericks is currently only available to registered and paying OS X developers.

While there’s no changelog currently available for the new build, Apple claims that OS X 10.9 Mavericks Developer Preview 3 brings along improvements and bug fixes, the same jargon they use for the iOS 7 betas. Weighing in at 1.08GB., this is no small update, so we expect to see some significant under the hood changes if not visual user interface changes.

OS X 10.9 Mavericks will be released on the App Store to all users of any modern Macintosh computer made within the last few years this fall. It brings along several major improvements, including greatly improved dual monitor support, Finder tabs, an overhauled Safari, better background application power management, Finder tags, and more.

Oh yes.

iOS notifications, Apple Maps, and iBooks come to OS X 10.9 Mavericks

ios6mapsApple made a huge step forward in OS X 10.8 when they introduced iMessage support directly into the operating system, but it looks like Apple is pushing this a step forward with the inclusion of both iOS notifications and Apple Maps on OS X 10.9 Mavericks. (Though why you’d want to use Apple Maps over Google Maps at this point is still unclear, but hey, at least the option is there). Apple has also just announced that a full featured iBooks app is coming to OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

iOS notifications get automatically pushed from synced iOS devices to OS X, appearing in a similar fashion to OS X’s built in notifications. Apple Macs appears to function in a similar fashion to its iOS counterpart, complete with 3D rendering and flyover data, standard and hybrid views, as well as directions.


The rumors were right

Apple announces OS X 10.9 Mavericks (and iCloud keychain) (Updated!)


Apple has today announced their long expected new version of OS X, OS X 10.9 “Mavericks”. Mavericks changes up OS X in some pretty significant ways for power users, bringing improved multi-monitor support that allows more than one app to run at a time when an app is full screened, performance improvements to Safari, tabbed Finder windows, and the ability to tag files on the operating system.

Another big addition to OS X 10.9 Mavericks is a change to the way multitasking works. OS X now gains the ability to multitask in a similar manner to iOS, where apps running in the background are suspended in a “low power state” until the system recognizes that the user wants to use the app, when it is resumed.

Apple has also just announces iCloud Keychain, a service that remembers your passwords (significantly encrypted, of course) across various devices – including iOS 7, we hope. iCloud keychain intelligently suggests credit cards, passwords, and other saved data depending on the situation.

OS X 10.9 Mavericks will be available as a digital download from the Mac App Store this fall for consumers. A developer release is available for register, paying developers today.

Get your Apple fix as it happens

Apple to livestream today’s WWDC keynote, starting at 1PM EST / 10AM PST


In exactly one hour, Apple will begin their annual WWDC keynote event, which always brings a host of new goodies and toys for Apple faithful to ooh and aah over. This year, the stakes are higher than ever as Apple struggles to retain position as the dominant and most innovative force in the mobile industry. The company is expected to come out swinging today with the introduction of iOS 7, the long awaited redesign to Apple’s aging iOS operating system. And that’s not even mentioning Apple’s expected update to their desktop operating system, OS X 10.9, as well as an update to their Mac product line – and perhaps even more.

If all that sounds good to you, Apple’s inviting you to watch the event as it happens with an exclusive livestream. The event starts are 1PM EST / 10AM PST sharp, and is available here for Mac / iOS users, or on the dashboard of the Apple TV for those who prefer to watch it from the comfort of your home theater. (Sorry PC fans, Apple isn’t officially supporting Windows for this livestream.)

We’ll be covering the event live, so feel free to stick around for all the top stories in Apple as they develop!

Let's separate the haves from the have nots

What to realistically expect at WWDC 2013 next Monday, June 10th

wwdc_2013WWDC 2013 is Apple’s first major opportunity to build up the real excitement and fervor in the Apple community that has been missing for months now, and as such, expectations are at an all time high. Will Apple release a new iPhone? (No, probably not.) Will we see a totally redesigned iOS 7? Is Apple finally ready to launch that long awaited Apple television set?

As today is our final day of posting prior to Monday’s event, we decided the time was right to bring back our “What to realistically expect…” series of posts which we use to temper expectations concerning upcoming Apple events. (We also currently hold a 100% accuracy rate, for people concerned about that sort of thing.)

Click after the break to get to the juicy stuff – our reasonable expectations.

iPad media event potentially scheduled for April

Apple to introduce next generation iPhone this summer

iphone5Good news to those who have been eagerly sitting on their behinds, waiting for the day we get some real meaty, juicy rumors as to what Apple’s 2013 plans are – finally, after one of the longest droughts in trustworthy Apple news in as long as I can remember, multiple sources are indicating that Apple will indeed be launching their next generation iPhone (presumably to be called the iPhone 5S) this summer, potentially giving those who purchased last year’s iPhone 5 upgrade-envy a couple of months early.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple will be putting the 2013 iPhone into production this quarter, leaving things wide open for a “sumer 2013” release. WSJ’s sources indicates that the iPhone will maintain a similar “size and shape” to the current generation iPhone 5, lending credibility to the suggestion that this year’s update will be in the same vein as 2009’s iPhone 3GS and 2011’s iPhone 4S.

Other sources are indicating that Apple is planning on actually launching the 2013 iPhone in August at the latest, but is eagerly gunning for a release in July. Chances are slim to none that Apple will be ready to unveil the 2013 iPhone at WWDC in June – rather, they will more than likely take that opportunity to focus on iOS 7, which is said to be a “significant update” to iOS 7. Popular Apple pundit John Gruber today posted on Daring Fireball that engineers have been pulled from the development team of Apple’s next major version of OS X (10.9) to work on getting iOS 7 ready for prime time.

Apple has also been said to be eagerly getting ready for a potential media event in April to launch their next generation iPad, what could be called the “iPad 5”. It is important to note however that Apple has by no means made established, even internally, that this event will happen as they hoped in April – everything has yet to be scheduled.

Source: Wall Street Journal / Daring Fireball