Apple seeds OS X Mavericks Golden Master to developers

By , Oct 3, 2013

OS X Mavericks DP4 Setup

Folks anxious for Apple to release OS X Mavericks to the public will be happy to hear that the final beta version of the next generation OS was sent out to Mac developers this evening.

Apple labeled the release ‘GM,’ also known as Golden Master, which essentially means that this is the same build that users will see. It also usually means that a launch isn’t too far behind…

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As usual, registered Mac developers can grab the latest version of Mavericks either via the Software Update tool in the Mac App Store, or as a full download via Apple’s Mac Dev Center.

While Mavericks didn’t get the design overhaul that iOS 7 did, it did get a number of new features including a tabbed Finder, Safari improvements, and desktop Maps and iBooks apps.

Apple is expected to release OS X Mavericks later this month—possibly alongside new MacBooks and iPads. It all depends on how Apple wants to space out the announcements.

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  • Sex in the city

    New Macbooks as in?

  • Luke Mulholland

    Not seeing the GM on my updates… Only got the iPhoto update for GM…

    • Nasser Cedeño

      Same here :(

    • Moayad

      This update for mac developers only..

      • markuz

        What if I told you… that all developers preview were for “developers only”

      • Luke Mulholland

        I’m on the developers program thank you very much.

    • Peter Cao

      Guessing, like how iOS betas work, the GM is a manual update via the full DMG from the dev center…

  • Valent Cheung

    Can I get security updates from the GM in the future?

    • iOops

      As with all GM releases in the past – yes, you will get security updates as this build will most likely be the same one they post on the App Store later this month when it goes on sale.

  • chumawumba

    My body is ready.

  • bn326160

    Yes! Someone will update his MacBook this weekend!

  • Krochmal

    Will 2013 airs get free update?

    • Roboter

      That would be awesome. *__*

  • Siddharth Desai

    Unless your apple ID is linked to your developer account or you have purchased Mavericks(which no one has), installation will not start. Apple is authorizing installs based on Apple IDs.

    • Quang

      Just download the .app file and copy to application. It will install without any problem.

      • Siddharth Desai

        Thank you, sir. You are a gentleman and a scholar.

  • Marnix Robyns

    hello, so there is no certainty apple will announce new macbook pro’s this coming event ???? I’ve been waiting to buy one with the new chip… can someone respond and tell me if they think it’s going to be released or not

    • Yunsar

      I’m almost certain it will

  • George Yfantopoulos

    Can i install OS X Mavericks GM on my PC? I am running windows 8 right now.
    And no i can’t afford a mac but i love OS X ._.

  • Super_Grover

    Late october? then they better work overtime! iMessage is worse then ever and Iphoto won’t even START anymore :-(