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Old Oct 31, 2012, 02:06 PM   #1
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Apple Preparing to Begin Testing of OS X 10.8.3




Six weeks after the release of OS X 10.8.2, Apple is preparing to begin testing on the next maintenance update to OS X Mountain Lion. AppleInsider notes that Apple has sent out invitations to select users asking them to participate in the testing process.

The first build of a new OS X version typically appears a few days after such invitations are sent out, suggesting that we may see the first beta of OS X 10.8.3 appearing late this week or early next week.

There is no word yet on what changes and improvements will be included in the update, and the amount of time each release spends in testing can vary significantly, so there is no estimate yet on when OS X 10.8.3 can be expected to make its way to a public release.

Article Link: Apple Preparing to Begin Testing of OS X 10.8.3
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 02:09 PM   #2
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I dont think anything major is coming. Probably some minor enhancements alongside performance tweaks.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 02:13 PM   #3
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It'll come out in February I reckon, going on how long it's taking them to release iTunes 11...
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 03:18 PM   #4
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It'll come out in February I reckon, going on how long it's taking them to release iTunes 11...
TBH I'd be surprised if it came out before Feb, since OS X betas stay in beta for months as everyone on the OS X team is probably working on OS X 10.9 (or whatever will be next) since they usually unveil the next OS in February.
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I dont think anything major is coming. Probably some minor enhancements alongside performance tweaks.
Does anything major ever come in .. Updates, for either iOS or OS X?
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 02:17 PM   #6
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this is news?
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 02:19 PM   #7
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I welcome it. There are always little improvements which each update that fix something that wasn't working previously.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 05:25 PM   #8
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I welcome it. There are always little improvements which each update that fix something that wasn't working previously.
Like the annoying Console mdworker messages on constant spotlight indexing and faulty sandboxing, which sometimes led to wake-from-sleep issues...it's about time.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 03:59 PM   #9
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this is news?
This is defenitely better news than the iPad mini having stereo speakers.

I need the fix for file copy where it shows as "Copying" forever.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 04:03 PM   #10
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I really hope they fix the Mac mini wake-on-LAN issues that ML introduced...

And the remote wake problems Lion introduced..

Both a critical for media machines..
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 04:39 PM   #11
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this is news?
It is for those of us with portables, a number of us have lost a great deal of battery life and Apple has contacted many of us about it back in August. The 10.8.2 update did little to nothing and we can only hope that the next update will help.
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It is for those of us with portables, a number of us have lost a great deal of battery life and Apple has contacted many of us about it back in August. The 10.8.2 update did little to nothing and we can only hope that the next update will help.
my point is I would hope that it was a given that apple was testing updates to ML that they will roll out. It shouldn't have to be posted that they are doing so lol

Just like I am sure it is a given apple is working on the next iphone as we speak
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It is for those of us with portables, a number of us have lost a great deal of battery life and Apple has contacted many of us about it back in August. The 10.8.2 update did little to nothing and we can only hope that the next update will help.
I was one of those. New 11" MBA m2011 bought last Dec went from 5 hrs to 2.5 to 1 as I installed 10.8.0, .1 and .2 respectively. After 10.8.2 it has also displayed a persistent replace battery flag message...

Apple called me when I complained in the Apple forums after .0, sent diag software, and followed-up after.1, but failed to return my several emails back to the contact after .2 ...

If, after .3, the situation does not improve, I'll have them replace the battery (which I think was damaged by the excessive heat generation problem after the .0 install) under warranty.

I bought my mom a 13" m2011 MBA and she has similar unresolved problems too.
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this is news?
This is the preparing of the beginning of the testing of the news.
Stay tuned.
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Does anything major ever come in .. Updates, for either iOS or OS X?
facebook and twitter integration was a big update. Also the update which fixed the battery draining issue was big and made a notable difference to users.
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please fix the slow shut down on a ssd
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 07:08 PM   #17
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please fix the slow shut down on a ssd
You turning you computer off that often? No offence, but I cant remember when I lastly shut down any of my computer...

Anyway I can understand you would be asking for faster faster start up but shut down? You just hit "shut down" and go doing your stuff, don't you?
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please fix the slow shut down on a ssd
I have the same problem! I thought it was my ssd. I didn't know that others were having problems with the os.
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I wish we could downvote on this site...
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I hope they will fix the colorprofile bug.
my color profile changes like a crazy sometimes and I am getting tiered of running onyx every other week.
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I wish we could downvote on this site...
No doubt such a negative comment without any reasoning backing it up would be down voted.
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Does anything major ever come in .. Updates, for either iOS or OS X?
Tons of stuff. Although, for OS X, that's more the exception than the norm.

Off the top of my head:

10.6.6 added the Mac App Store.
10.7.2 added iCloud.
10.8.2 added Facebook integration, new Game Centre features, and a bunch of other features mostly related to integration with new features in iOS 6.

... but, in each of those cases, the features were announced and known about well in advance. I wouldn't expect Apple to introduce any "surprise" new features in a point release, and there exists nothing to indicate that there will be any new features in 10.8.3; in all likelihood, it's mostly bug fixes, with probably many of them related to features introduced in 10.8.2.
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Tons of stuff. Although, for OS X, that's more the exception than the norm. Off the top of my head:

10.6.6 added the Mac App Store.
10.7.2 added iCloud.
Still think iCloud added in 10.6.9 would have been nice.

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The software that you need for a Fusion drive came in 10.8.2. (And reportedly works fine on Macs that don't ship with a Fusion drive).
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