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Apple Seeds New Versions of OS X 10.9.3 and iTunes 11.1.6 Beta to Employees

Apple Seeds New Versions of OS X 10.9.3 and iTunes 11.1.6 Beta to Employees

Apple has seeded a new version of OS X 10.9.3 to employees, as well as a new iTunes 11.1.6 beta. The OS X 10.9.3 build is available to Apple employees, and looks to be the same as the build recently seeded to developers. The iTunes beta does, however, contain some changes that will interest a large number of users.

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9to5Mac reports that the new iTunes 11.1.6 beta”restores the ability to sync contacts and calendar information to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from your Mac running OS X 10.9.3.”

MacRumors notes that many users were disappointed when Apple had removed local syncing in favor of cloud syncing back in September when iOS and OS X Mavericks debuted. The changes had allowed users to sync calendars, contacts, bookmarks, and notes only via iCloud.

Multiple complaints were aired by users via a huge thread on the Apple Support Communities.

If the iTunes stands pat, feature-wise, after this beta we should see the next release restore the feature, allowing users to once again sync locally.

 

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