OS X 10.9 Mavericks release date, news and features

OS X 10.9 Mavericks release date, news and features

The latest version of OS X has been announced and will launched later in the year.

The release – dubbed OS X Mavericks and numbered 10.9 – brings more than 200 new features over and above those in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. As with Mountain Lion, there’s further integration with the company’s mobile operating system iOS.

Explaining the thinking behind the name, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi joked that the company had ran out of cat-related names, and decided to turn to “our backyard”, Apple’s home state of California, for its next round of names.

The third version of the Developer Preview of the new OS has now been made available to those in Apple’s OS X Developer programme, meaning that launch can’t be too far away. It contains bug fixes rather than anything else.

Mavericks isn’t a huge leap forward in terms of features, but it sees Apple tweaking and introducing content related apps and services such as Maps and Notifications synchronizing across all Apple devices and iBooks now coming to OS X. Also going are the irritating and outdated interface elements such as leather/paper-style backgrounds.

OS X 10.9 release date

Speaking at WWDC 2013, Federighi confirmed that Mavericks will be available in Autumn. That confirms our prior prediction. Expect the new OS to be with us in September. The web is awash with information on how devs can install Mavericks from a USB stick – so without borking your main OS X install.

New Features:

  • OS X 10.9 multi-monitor Support
  • OS X 10.9 performance
  • OS X Mavericks Finder
  • OS X Safari
  • iOS X Mavericks Maps and iBooks
  • OS X Mavericks notifications
  • iBooks and Newsstand for OS X
  • Siri for OS X
  • Maps for OS X
  •  A more usable Contacts App
  • An enhanced Finder
  • A broken-up iTunes
  • Better window Management

So don´t wait to much and buy this incredible product from the Apple Store.

By Vlad Precup

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