Another beta version of OS X 10.9.3 has been released for registered developers, indicating that it shouldn’t be too long until the general public can get its paws on the updated Mac OS software.
As 9to5mac notes, the update can be downloaded either through the Mac App Store or from Apple’s Developer website. Though OS X 10.9.3 might sound like a minor point update, for certain users it’ll prove quite significant. This is because OS X 10.9.3 brings “true” Retina display support for external 4K monitors. As we explained previously:
Prior to OS X 10.9.3, connecting a 4K display up to a MacBook Pro with Retina display saw OS X reproduce content on a larger scale, spacing elements out rather than doubling up pixels. As such, the “Retina”-grade resolution we’re familiar with on our iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks wasn’t reproduced.
In OS X 10.9.3, however, MacBook Pro with Retina display owners can run external 4K monitors at pixel-doubled “Retina”-grade quality resolutions. Plus, we’ve also heard from registered developers that the updated software allows users to power 4K monitors at 60 Hz, rather than 30 Hz, which should result in a smoother experience.
Apple hasn’t announced the public release of OS X 10.9.3, but we’re hoping the software isn’t far off launching. We’ll keep you updated on this front.
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