Apple Seeds OS X 10.8.5 Build 12F23 to Developers

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today seeded build 12F23 of OS X 10.8.5 to developers, offering a fifth version of the next Mac operating system update for testing. The release comes one week after the appearance of the previous beta of OS X 10.8.5, build 12F20.
    As with previous betas, the update comes with no known issues and can be downloaded via Apple's Developer Page or through the software update tool in the Mac App Store.

    Testing on OS X 10.8.5 comes as Apple is also continuing work on its next major version of OS X, Mavericks. Apple has already seeded three developer previews of OS X Mavericks and has announced that it will launch the new operating system to the public this fall.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds OS X 10.8.5 Build 12F23 to Developers
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2011
    I guess this will be the last update for Mountain Lion, good.

    Since Snow Leopard I think OS X is not that at it's best, hopefully Mavericks will be more like Snow Leopard performance wise.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2005
    Hopefully if this is the last version of 10.8 they release all of the new hardware BEFORE this so I don't have to support yet another OS so soon... BRING ON THE HASWELL HARDWARE!
  4. macrumors 68030


    The regularity of these ML seeds is reassuring, considering all the work that must be going on with iOS7 and Mavericks.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2005
    Also, hoping it fixes the uneven audio coming out of my 2013 Macbook Air...
  6. macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2012
    Does it fix the slow restart? (Sorry, had to... do people still ask this? I haven't been paying attention for a month.)
  7. macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2008
  8. macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    Well, maybe not... but it's better in Mavericks for some of us. There is hope ;)
  9. macrumors 6502


    Aug 31, 2010
    How about that audio glitch or stutter dat happens at random moments? I can't replicate it making it even more annoying.
  10. macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2013
    What makes you say that? Granted these aren't the days where we'd see 10.x.13, but I don't see why anything would prove us failing to see 10.8.6 in the future.
  11. macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2009
    Is the shutdown the same? I need more answers. What is the average speed on say a HD. Please test at least 5 times.
  12. macrumors 65816

    Mar 27, 2011
    Does this fix the bug where OS X artificially limits local file transfer speeds over AC wifi?
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2011
    Always look at previous history, almost after every new 10.X release, the previous 10.X.X is the last one and there are no future updates.


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  14. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 14, 2009
    Please just release a fix for the stupid EFI bug you introduced in the Retina MacBook Pros that throttles unnecessarily :(
  15. macrumors member


    Jul 13, 2013
    Update 10.8.5

    what will be fix in this 10.8.5 any measure or minor fixes will be apply !!
    when to release ??
  16. macrumors 65816

    Mike MA

    Sep 21, 2012
    Germany, Europe
    But with 10.8.4 we have come to a point quite near the SL performance. At least for me ML runs smooth - with a whole bunch of additional features that should be considered.
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2011
    Really, I don't think it's quite there, better than Lion, but not as good as Snow Leopard.
  18. macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2013
    Just plan to try the Mavericks, what is difference between the two versions?
  19. macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2013
    That makes sense, It always seemed to me as if they usually had one point update after the next one was released, but this certainly proves me wrong.
  20. macrumors 65816


    Apr 3, 2009
    A LOT of under-the-hood improvements, making the system faster and more stable.

    Just like Snow Leopard; no new features (or just a few), but a lot of improvements you won't see, but definitely will FEEL! :cool:

    Mavericks will be the best release since SL!
  21. macrumors 68000


    Jul 22, 2002
    The biggest problem I have with ML on my new iMac is network drives being dropped when I wake it up from deep sleep, and the only fix often was a restart. Its got so bad I just leave the iMac on 24/7, with the screen going off after about 30 minutes.

    Really hope the next OS X can fix that or maybe this minor update.
  22. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2009
    I sure hope you are right, though I'd like to see some minor improvements in various areas. I don't need HUGE software upgrades, but there are many minor things which would make OSX better
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 19, 2009
    I love how people don't remember anymore how buggy and graphically slow Snow Leopard was until 10.6.4 or 10.6.5...

    If you want refinement of stability, yearly major releases of an OS are not what you're looking for.
  24. macrumors 68040


    Aug 31, 2007
    Land of the Free-Waiting for Term Limits
    Can't wait to be rid of the Lion's

    Lion (skipped), and ML both suck.

    Mavericks I hope will be like more on the stability of SL.
    Without rambling on what everyone has issues on (I have at least 5 ongoing), my iMessages are still out of order to this day. To fix? re-launch program.
  25. macrumors 604

    Sep 23, 2003
    But in most cases that last release is very close to the release of the next major version, sometimes even after. At this point there's no way to tell, they could release 10.8.5 in a week or two then work on 10.8.6 until september when 10.9 ships (that would give them around two months, maybe more). Or they could keep working on .5 for a couple months and release that around the time we see 10.9.

    We just don't know. People said that .3 and .4 would be the last version. With .5 it's more likely but I still think there's a decent chance we see yet another.

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