Apple Seeds First OS X 10.9.4 Beta to Developers and AppleSeed

Posted in Apple News, OS X on 28/05/2014 by J. Glenn Künzler


Following the recent public release of the 10.9.3 update to OS X Mavericks, Apple has now begun seeding the first beta of their next Mavericks update, OS X 10.9.4, to developers, as well as members of AppleSeed. Apple recently opened up OS X Mavericks beta access to the general public as well, looping anyone with interest into the AppleSeed program for Mavericks.

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While its unclear exactly what has changed in OS X 10.9.4, it is likely focused primarily on bug fixes, and should address such issues as the mounting 4K display issues plaguing Mac Pro users. Apple is expected to reveal the next major version of Mac OS, OS X 10.10, at their developer conference next week, and will likely issue a beta to developers at or around their keynote address.

The update is available now for users of previous OS X Mavericks betas, and through AppleSeed emails that Apple sends to eligible testers.

  • Dude

    Whoa, Mavericks seems to be the most bug ridden release (at least since I’ve been using a Mac). Four updates…! And who knows…maybe more to come?

    • J. Glenn Kunzler

      It’s not about Mavericks being “bug-ridden.” There are always improvements to be made, and Apple is making those improvements faster now than ever before.
      Four updates is not at all excessive. OS X Leopard had 8 updates. Snow Leopard had 8 updates.
      OS X Tiger had 11 updates.

      4 updates is actually within the lower end of the range.


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.