Apple just released the seventh OS X 10.9 Mavericks Developer Preview offering some minor performance enhancements and some feature additions to the operating system, which it is expected to launch this fall.
The new update, carrying the build name 13A569, aims the developers in order to offer them the possibility to test it in advance before the final version will be released this month.
OS X Mavericks 10.9 was announced at the Worldwide Developer Conference this year, and, for the first time in a long while, Apple decided to give up their naming-an-OS-after-a-feline pattern.
This seventh preview for OS X Mavericks 10.9 comes two weeks after the announcement of the previous preview, OS X Mavericks 10.9 Developer preview 6, which is known for bringing the iBooks feature to the screen of Macs.
There are not many changes that are worth to be mentioned within Apple’s latest OS X Mavericks preview. The version carries the same design ethos which Apple has acquainted its users over time. However, the most important changes and improvements are related to the software and performance part.
The design language remains pretty much the same when making the transition from Mountain Lion to Mavericks. Unlike iOS 7, which is a major design overhaul compared to previous iOS versions, in the case of Mavericks, Apple chose to stick with their usual patterns and designs.
The release note in the case of Developer Preview 7 did not offer many details concerning the update; therefore, it is natural to say that this is more than a bug fix and performance improvement update. However, it is worth mentioning the fact that Apple has added multiple new wallpapers, which will be included within the final release of the OS X Mavericks 10.9.
As is the case of previous previews, OS X Mavericks 10.9 Developer Preview 7 is aimed for developer use only. It is not suitable for regular users and beta testers because can still offer multiple bugs and errors.
For those who are interested in testing OS X Mavericks 10.9 Developer Preview 7 on their Macs, the update is available through Software Update, and it can be downloaded as a free update from the Mac App Store, as long as users have at lease one previous developer previews installed. In the same time, only registered developers with Apple have access to the beta versions.