New OS X 10.9.1 beta seeded to developers

OS X 10.9.1 13B40

Apple has seeded its latest 10.9.1 beta for OS X developers; this time sporting a build number of 13B40, compared to the 13B35 build released back on November 21. Like build 13B35, this version focuses on Apple Mail, Safari, VoiceOver, and graphics drivers. Check inside for more details, screenshots, and the full release notes.

This latest update includes the following changes:

  • Improved support for Gmail pinnacle OS X mail, and fixes for users with custom Gmail settings
  • Improves the reliability of Smart Mailboxes and search in Mail
  • Fixes an issue that prevented contact groups from working properly in Mail
  • Resolves an issue that prevented VoiceOver from speaking sentences that contain emoji
  • Updates Shared Links periodically when open in the Safari Sidebar

Release Notes 10.9.1 13B40

Registered Apple developers who wish to test the latest OS X beta should head over to the Mac Dev Center. There you will find a link to download the 192.62 KB Mavericks Seed Configuration Utility in order to start process. After you do this, you’ll be taken to the Mac App Store downloads page to start the actual download and install process of this latest beta build.

For me, a user on the standard public release of OS X 10.9, the full download comes in at 243 MB.

OSX 10.9.1 beta download size MAS

As always, these releases are intended for registered Apple developers. If you happen to be one, you can head over to the dev center to download right now.