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Apr 12, 2001


Apple has seeded developers with a new build of OS X Mountain Lion (12C50) to developers this evening. The version contains complete release notes as posted by 9to5Mac, suggesting the release is near complete. Apple is holding a media even on Wednesday where they are likely to detail the new iPhone and iOS 6.

The release notes reveal the following features:
- Single sign on for Facebook
- Facebook as an option when sharing links and photos
- Facebook friends' contact information and profile pictures in Contacts
- Facebook notifications in Notification Center

Game Center
- Share scores to Facebook, Twitter, Mail, or Messages
- Facebook friends are included in Game Center friend recommendations
- Facebook Like button for games
- Challenge friends to beat your score or achievement

Other new features
- Power Nap support for MacBook Air (Late 2010)
- iMessages sent to your phone number now appear in Messages on your Mac
- From Safari and Mail on your Mac you can add passes to Passbook on your iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 6
- New shared Reminders lists
- FaceTime now receives calls sent to your phone number
- New sort options allow you to sort notes by title, the date you edited them, and when you created them
- Dictation now supports Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Korean, Canadian English, Canadian French, and Italian
- The Dictionary application now includes a French definition dictionary
- Sina Weibo profile photos can now be added to Contacts

The 10.8.2 update also includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac, including the following fixes:

- An option to discard the changes in the original document when choosing Save As
- Unsent drafts are opened automatically when launching Mail
- Receive Twitter notifications for mentions and replies from anyone
- URLs are shortened when sending tweets from Notification Center
- Notifications are disabled when AirPlay Mirroring is being used
- SSL support for Google searches from the Smart Search Field in Safari
- New preference to have Safari launch with previously open webpages

One notable feature is the unification of the Apple ID and phone number in OS X Messages. As described by TheVerge:
Now, if someone calls your phone number for Facetime, you'll be able to answer on your Mac or iPad. The same goes for Messages -- if you get an iMessage on your phone, it'll be delivered to your Mac and other iOS devices, even if the sender sent the message to your cell phone number and not your Apple ID email.
Apple will likely coordinate the release OS X Mountain Lion alongside iOS 6. We will learn more tomorrow at Apple's media event.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Near Final OS X 10.8.2 Developer Seed Ahead of Media Event


macrumors 6502a
Jul 7, 2002
It would also be amazing if they fixed the shut-down of iCloud email affecting 1.1% of iCloud users leaving them stranded without ANY access to email for a day now......


macrumors 6502a
Aug 1, 2010
Mmmmmmm osx doesn't have anything to do with iPhones or iOS so....could this be related to an iMac tomorrow I know it's not going to happen but one can only hope


macrumors member
Apr 2, 2008
How was this not included until this point?

I'm struggling to understand how Apple thought that giving people 'Messages' on the Mac that didn't do this from the start was a good idea.

Exactly! It has been TORTURE using iMessage and having two different conversations on your iPhone because one is with the email and the other with your telephone number. FINALLY!


macrumors regular
Feb 27, 2011
Now the question is, should I associate my phone number with the Apple ID I use to make purchase through iTunes, or with the Apple ID that I use for iCloud?? I imagine there are a lot of people in my situation who had an apple ID for purchases and then jumped onto MobileMe, not being allowed to merge the adresses! Leave it to apple to make things even more complicated.


macrumors 65816
Jun 5, 2011
Yeah I've been waiting for email/number merging! Gonna make life so much easier and make messages actually usable! And yes it totes has to do with IOS6


macrumors 6502a
Oct 7, 2011
Question: If i have a macbook pro with imessage, ipad with imessage, and iphone with imessage, and someone sends me an imessage, will it go to all my devices?

just curious how it will work, don't want to miss texts.


macrumors 6502a
Jul 1, 2009
while they are at it, perhaps they can finally fix the wifi slow downs on my 2010 iMac ?


macrumors regular
Jul 16, 2002
Question: If i have a macbook pro with imessage, ipad with imessage, and iphone with imessage, and someone sends me an imessage, will it go to all my devices?

just curious how it will work, don't want to miss texts.

Yup, it should go to all of them.


macrumors 6502a
Oct 7, 2011
Yup, it should go to all of them.

Thanks, I have turned off imessage on my phone, but on for my ipad so I could make sure I got imessages on my ipad with certain people, now that I can make sure if I am flying with my iPad, doing work with my macbook, or texting, i'll have them go to every device....this will be worth testing because I did not want to lose texts and miss out on business opportunities or anger the


macrumors 6502a
Oct 4, 2008
Does anyone know if this fixes the long standing issue with Colorsync not affecting Finder or Dock icons in 10.8?

Might be hard to tell if you're not on a wide gamut monitor. You might be able to notice a slight difference if you select a colourful icon in Finder (ie, Photobooth or Coda or something) then press the space bar for Quicklook... If the two icons look identical (the one in the Finder, and the one in Quicklook)- then I guess they've fixed the issue.



macrumors 6502
Mar 20, 2009
New York, NY
I love the message and facetime options for the Mac, but I don't know how to use this affectively when you have multiple users on the same computer. For our iMac, I wouldn't want my wife to see all my messages when she goes to use the internet or pay bills and vice versa. It seems like these features are really meant for those who have their own laptop versus a shared family computer. Am I understanding that correctly?


macrumors 6502a
Mar 7, 2007
I am not sure if I am loving the idea of getting all my messages on my mac through imessage. Now people can read and snoop on my messages. I don't want to lock my screen etc.
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