Apple Seeds Second OS X 10.8.3 Beta to Developers

Posted in Apple News, OS X on 06/12/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler


Yesterday evening, Apple seeded members of their AppleSeed program, as well as registered Mac developers, with a new pre-release build of OS X 10.8.3. Apple has also changed the way they distribute updates, and is now pushing updates for pre-release versions of OS X directly through Software Update (via the Mac App Store).

In order to take advantage of updates through Software Update, developers must first install a tool to configure the new update method. Apple has also implemented a system to alert the tester any time a new update is available, prompting them to install it.

As with previous builds, developers are asled to focus on AirPlay, AirPort, Graphics and Game Center, and has added Safari as an additional focus point.  The update is available now to registered developers through Apple’s Mac Developer Center. The first beta of 10.8.3 was seeded to developers on November 26.


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.