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Apple Preparing to Begin Testing of OS X 10.8.3

Discussion in 'Mac Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Oct 31, 2012.

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    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
  2. macrumors 6502a


    I dont think anything major is coming. Probably some minor enhancements alongside performance tweaks.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    It'll come out in February I reckon, going on how long it's taking them to release iTunes 11:cool:...
  4. macrumors 603


    Does anything major ever come in .. Updates, for either iOS or OS X?
  5. macrumors P6


    this is news?
  6. macrumors 603


    I welcome it. There are always little improvements which each update that fix something that wasn't working previously.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    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.
  8. macrumors 603


    please fix the slow shut down on a ssd
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    I wish we could downvote on this site...
  10. macrumors 6502a


    I hope it fixes COD: BO with new Nvidia Drivers.
  11. macrumors 6502

    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 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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    No doubt such a negative comment without any reasoning backing it up would be down voted.
  14. macrumors regular


    hopefully it will be a major update.. not just tweaks
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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.
    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.
  18. macrumors 65816

    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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    T'hain Esh Kelch

    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.. :(
  20. macrumors 6502a

    I bet it launches before end November with features related to the delayed iTunes improvements.
  21. macrumors 65816

    I really hope they fix the mdworker issues in 10.8.3. It's out of control.
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    What is that?
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    Staff Member

    Yup. I reported an iPod touch-specific bug in 3.1.3 (back when that was the current version) and Apple finally got back to me a few weeks ago.
  24. macrumors 6502a


    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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    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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