Apple seeds first OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 ‘Epic’ build to employees; OS X 10.9.3 release imminent


With OS X 10.9.3 expected to be released anytime soon, 9to5Mac reports that Apple has already started seeding OS X 10.9.4 to its employees.

OS X 10.9.4 is apparently codenamed “Epic” and will include bug fixes and stability improvements.

According to multiple sources, Apple has provided its employees with the first seed of OS X 10.9.4. Codenamed “Epic,” 10.9.4 will continue to bring bug fixes and various stability enhancements to Mavericks. Development of 10.9.4 is still in its early stages with Apple telling employees that this build is an “alpha.” When 10.9.4 hits “beta” status, developers and AppleSeed testers will likely be able to get their hands on the upcoming operating system update.

Apple has seeded nine beta versions of OS X 10.9.3, so the fact that they’ve started seeding OS X 10.9.4 internally suggests that OS X 10.9.3 could be released anytime soon. Here are the release notes for OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 update according to 9to5Mac’s source:

The OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Update is recommended for all OS X Mavericks users. It improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.This update:

  •  Improved 4K display support on Mac Pro (Late 2013) and MacBook Pro with 15-inch Retina display (Late 2013)

  • Adds the ability to sync contacts and calendars between a Mac and iOS Device using a USB connection

  • Improves the reliability of VPN connections using IPsec

  • Includes Safari 7.0.3

The report notes that it is not clear when Apple plans to release OS X 10.9.4, but it will likely to be released before the redesigned OS X 10.10 is released later this fall.

[via 9to5Mac]