Apple seeds OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 8

By , Sep 16, 2013

OS X Mavericks DP4 Setup

Apple has seeded the 8th developer preview of OS X Mavericks this evening. The download comes nearly two weeks after developer preview 7 landed, which included a handful of improvements and new wallpapers.

Registered developers can receive the update via the Software Update tool in the Mac App Store or can download the entire firmware through Apple’s Mac Dev Center… 

Apple first introduced OS X Mavericks at WWDC in June. It’s expected to officially launch this October, bringing about a number of new features including Maps and iBooks apps, Safari improvements, and much more.

While the last few Mavericks betas have been uneventful, we’re currently installing Developer Preview 8 on our machines to see if there have been any changes. And, as usual, we’ll be reporting back with anything of note.

Update: As noted by many of our readers, today’s Developer Preview update features a new version of iTunes 11.1. But aside from a new ‘app organizer’ screen, there doesn’t appear to be any other significant changes here.

Notice something new? Be sure to tell us about it in the comments section below!

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  • Keyan Fayaz

    anything new?

  • Palmer Paul

    Still on beta 3 lol… I hate how the updates are incremental (believed its called delta updates) and won’t let you skip to the newest beta.

  • derekaw

    I am loving mavericks, particularly the iCloud Keychain functions and the sync with my I devices.

  • ehX

    Another? How many are they planning to have?

  • anoadragon453

    iTunes Radio on the Mac!

    • Jamie Tilden

      I’m pretty sure this has been available in the last DP, if not before that.

  • Jackson Cymerman

    If I install it on my mac, what will i have to do to get the origional version when it comes out?

    • Tristan

      You’ll need to “restore” to the final version. Much like upgrading from beta to final on iOS.

  • Luke Mulholland

    I can’t see anything new…

  • ✪ aidan harris ✪

    “…As noted by many of our readers, today’s Developer Preview update features a new version of iTunes 11.1″

    Considering the iOS 7 GM does not work with iTunes on Windows is it sensible to conclude that in the next few days we could see a new iTunes version dropping for Windows (or Windows & Mac)?

    If not there is going to be a lot of pissed off customers when iOS 7 is launched in the next few days…

  • Noam Matalon

    You can now finally send maps directions to your iDevice!

  • cooldayr

    Notice the model number of this Developer Preview, it does not end with a letter like all other alphas/betas/previews. Perhaps this is the final version?