Developers registered with Apple can now download an updated version of OS X 10.9.2 for Mac computers. The new release comes following two previous betas, one of which added a blocking feature for both iMessage and FaceTime.
If you’re a registered developer, the third beta of OS X 10.9.2 can be downloaded using Software Update, in the Mac App Store, or from the Apple Developer website. The build number is 13C44, and given the small change in build name compared with the second beta of OS X 10.9.2 (13C39), it’s not surprising that no big alterations have appeared in the this new beta.
Besides OS X 10.9.2, a prerelease version of Safari 6.1.2 has also been published; much like the OS update, however, this new build of Apple’s own Web browser doesn’t appear to change anything significant on the surface.
Apple launched OS X 10.9.1 back in December, and if nothing else, this latest release does signal that we’re getting closer to the launch of OS X 10.9.2. This minor update will also bring support for FaceTime Audio, fixes for Google Mail, and more general performance improvements to Mavericks-powered machines.
Over on the iOS side, iOS 7.1 beta 4 reached registered developers earlier this month, offering specific fixes for “keyboard issues, problems with the contacts app, more changes to the phone UI, and other changes.” Plus, iOS 7.1 beta 4 is also said to have patched an essential exploit in the evasi0n7 jailbreak, meaning jailbreakers should avoid this release (for now, at least).
Apple’s iOS 7.1 should feature support for iOS in the Car, too, and a couple of days ago one developer published screenshots of the updated in-car interface which could have been taken from within iOS 7.1 beta 4. Though some had initially expected iOS 7.1 to launch this month, a further report noted recently that Apple’s iOS in the Car feature could delay the release of iOS 7.1 until March, at least.
We’ll keep you updated with further information as we receive it.
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