OS X Mavericks (Desktop, MacBook)

Apple has seeded the second beta of OS X 10.9.4 to registered Mac developers this afternoon. The update comes almost a month after Apple released OS X 10.9.3 to the public, which included improved 4K display support and more.

Today’s new 10.9.4 build is available to developers via an update in the Mac App Store or as a download on Apple’s online developer center. It does not, however, appear to be out in Apple’s new public Mavericks Beta Seed program yet…

As with many of the OS X 10.9.3 betas, Apple has asked developers to focus on Graphics Drivers and Safari, but it has also added a few other areas for them to look at including Bluetooth, Audio Drivers, Finder and the Mac App Store.

It’s unclear what improvements the 10.9.4 update will bring to Mavericks, as no new features have been mentioned in the seed notes yet, but it is expected to be the last major Mavericks release before Apple rolls out OS X Yosemite this fall.

Today’s build is labeled 13E16, and Apple also seeded Safari 6.1.5 and OS X Server 3.2 to developers.

  • Damian

    So what’s new? Anyone?

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      Focus Areas

      – Graphics Drivers

      – Bluetooth

      – Audio Drivers

      – Finder

      – App Store

      – Safari

      TLDR; Bug Fixes!

      • Damian

        That’s would not be called exactly NEW.

        I asked what’s new

        And yes I read that too in the article above

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Well if the fixes did not exist in the previous Macericks build then they’re new. They might not be very interesting additions but every little tweak and bug fix is important to ensure that OS X continues to run smoothly…

      • Damian

        Imagine next keynote. Apple announces 1000 new features.

        All of then turn out to be fixes and improvements. This would be a bit of a letdown, would not it?

        This is my take on fixes called as new.

  • Foellarbear

    skip these Maverick updates and get straight to Yosemite. LOL.