With all this attention surrounding Apple’s iOS betas, users forgot about OS X Mavericks 10.9, which is being prepared for the big release along with the well-awaited firmware.
Having a quite different name compared to the previous OS versions; OS X Mavericks comes in a different developer version. OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 6 was currently released, and so far, it does not appear to offer anything different from the previous offering.
In the case of the previous developer preview, which was released exactly two weeks earlier, OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 5 brought multiple notable additions along with the release of a desktop version of iBooks. In the same time, along with iBooks, the fifth version included an all-new beta version of the popular iPhoto app.
The newest Mavericks preview comes alongside the final built of OS X 10.8.5. Apparently, the Fruit Company is finishing its desktop operating system. For those who still do not know, Apple has introduced Mavericks, its next generation desktop OS, at World Wide Developer Conference in June. It will be revealed for the public eye this fall, when the Cupertino-based company will introduce the latest mobile version of its famous operating system.
As expected, OS X Mavericks brings multiple new features such as the tabbed Finder, dual monitor support, as well as a new Maps app. As a reminder, Mavericks brings iBooks app, iPhoto app, Safari improvements and many more.
Last year, Apple tried and tested multiple mobile implementations to the OS X through Mountain Lion such as Reminders, GameCenter and the NotificationCenter. In the same time, the company has decided to bring iMessage to the desktop. Fortunately, this has proved to be a welcomed choice, which pleased Apple customers.
Nonetheless, between all those innovations and new features, Apple experienced several failures. In this case, the best example is represented by the Maps app. Apple decided to release its personal maps app in order to remove Google’s implication completely. Unfortunately, the app was not prepared to face the public eyes, and users were disappointed by its lack of reliability. Apple’s CEO Tim Cool was forced into an apology.
Back to OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 6, the update is available for all those who are registered to Apple’s Developer Program. It is listed within the Mac App Store, and it can be downloaded via the software update tool.