Apple OS X 10.9.3 Coming: Release Date and Top Features to Expect

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By Precious Silva | April 29, 2014 8:44 AM EST

Apple has just released the OS X 10.9.3 beta testing to interested parties. This gives specific entities the chance to try the next update and see what the Mac operating system will be like. The beta testing gives an insight on the top features people can expect. 


OS X Mavericks is free and can be downloaded from the Mac App Store now. (Reuters)

People can access the OS X Beta Seed Program with their Apple ID. The beta access is free. Apple requires users to sign a confidentiality agreement to proceed with the beta testing process. The company has not released additional details about the general update release date related to Build 13C64 or version 10.9.2. 

The OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" operating system update came out in October. As for the 10.9.3 update, the beta testing has started and the program goes by Build 13D45a. Those who will download the OS X 10.9.3 beta seed will be promoted to give feedback to the company. This is maybe through automated dialog boxes or through other similar methods. 

Apple's Mac Developer Program is different from the OS X Beta Seed Program. The initial deals with improving added tools for software developers for OS X. Apple clarified that those who participated in the program will not be paid. Likewise, the OS X Beta Seed Program follows strict confidentiality clauses on how people should work with the 10.9.3 update. According to Apple's FAQ section

"[T]he pre-release software is Apple confidential information. For example, don't install the pre-release Apple software on any systems you don't directly control or that you share with others, don't blog, post screen shots, tweet, or publicly post information about the pre-release Apple software, and don't discuss the pre-release Apple software with or demonstrate it to others who are not in the OS X Beta Seed Program." 

The company explained that downloading the OS X 10.9.3 beta update will not affect hardware warranties. Users can correspond with AppleCare customer support to address any problems during their use of the firmware. Interested individuals can go to the OS X Beta Seed Program landing page of Apple for more details.

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OS X Mavericks is free and can be downloaded from the Mac App Store now. (Reuters)
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