OS X 10.3 install pormpt

Following weeks of extensive testing and nearly a dozen betas seeded to its registered developers, Apple on Thursday released OS X 10.9.3 software update, the third major refresh of its latest Mavericks desktop operating system powering Macs.

It expectedly includes proper support for external 4K displays that makes everything crisper rathern than smaller. Other changes include more reliable contact and calendar syncing, the previously released Safari 7.0.3 and more…

Apple recommends that all Mavericks users apply the OS X 10.9.3 Software Update because it improves the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac.

With this update applied, owners of the late-2013 Mac Pro or late-2013 MacBook Pro with 15-inch Retina display can finally hook up their computer to an external 4K monitor and enjoy refresh rates of 60Hz.

More importantly, OS X 10.9.3 will use the pixel-doubling technique to enable a true Retina experience where the size of windows, icons, apps and other user interface elements remains unchanged while making everything sharper due to a greater pixel count.

OS X 10.9.3 changelog:

• Improves 4K display support on Mac Pro (Late 2013) and MacBook Pro with 15-inch Retina Display (Late 2013)
• Adds the ability to sync contacts and calendars between a Mac and iOS device using a USB connection
• Improves the reliability of VPN connections using IPsec
• Includes Safari 7.0.3

Detailed information about this update is available in this support document. The security content of this update is detailed here.

You can apply the update by choosing Software Update… from the Finder’s Mac menu.

A restart is required.

If you’re going to be updating multiple Macs, save yourself time by grabbing either a standalone or combo installer. Then, copy it to a thumb drive and use it to update all your Macs without re-downloading the update on each machine.

The standalone OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 delta update weighing 461.7MB can be downloaded here (requires OS X 10.9.2).

The combo update for any Mavericks system (10.9, 10.9.1 and 10.9.2) is a 947.2MB download from Apple’s website.

The standalone OS X Mavericks installer listed in the Mac App Store remains stuck at version 10.9.2, but should soon be updated to include 10.9.3.

Let us know down in the comments about other changes not mentioned here, if any.

Apple also released iTunes 11.2 today.

  • Sachin

    I wonder whether OS X and Windows will come in 3D in future.

    • Carlos Gomes

      What do you have in mind?

      • Sachin

        With touch functionality in Windows. No doubt it’ll come to OS X too eventually. And maybe in future we can use them in 3D. I dunno it’s just an idea.

      • Robin Keanu Keim

        I would say in the future, every Display will eventually become 3D capable and maybe a future version of OS X (OS XIII 😛 ) will be complete designed for 3D Touch Displays like the ones in JCs Avatar or other Science Fiction movies but I really hope that Touch won’t be available in OS X as it is on Windows now, because honestly its terrible… Touch is great on Tablets and Smartphones, it’s great in Apples Multitouch Trackpads and the Magic Mouse but in displays its ergonomically terrible (as for now), when Steve Jobs said “Touch surfaces don’t want to be vertical, Touch surfaces want to be horizontal”, he was right!

      • Sachin

        Keeping in mind Mac is used in most the productivity field from movies to medicines. From Photoshop to other programs, it will great it for OS X to use touch.
        And it will be really cool to see Touch Displays like Avatar.

      • Robin Keanu Keim

        You can’t really be productive with Touch Displays as for now, it’s great for a short amount of time but eventually your arm just wants to fall off… It’s a totally different thing to interact with touch on Tablets than it is with touch on Touchscreen Displays! It would be awesome if the rumored “iPad Pro” would come with OS X installed, that would be a great combination of touch and OS X, just look at the Modbook Pro 🙂

  • svartkuken

    So this wrecked my MacBook, stuck on Apple logo. Thank you Apple 🙂

  • Mads Teland

    Safari 7.0.4 as seed is already on the developer center downloads if you wish to know 😉