Apple, today releases the ninth Developer Preview, the build 12F36 for its OSX Mountain Lion 10.8.5. This comes two weeks ahead of the previous seed of the build 12F35 and just a day after Apple seeded the seventh OSX Mavericks developer preview. The update is available as a software update in the Mac App store as well as on the Mac Dev Center for download. However, this update isn’t believed to be as major as its predecessors but will come in handy to the developers anyways. Apple believes its new OSX will be a major improvement over the previous and will greatly improve the OSX’s market share. A new seed for Safari 6.1 is also made available for developers.
This update focus on the areas like the PDF functionality, the support and management of mobile devices, the various graphics configurations, WiFi and connectivity issues, and the OS sleep and wake behavior especially the waking up part. While a newer version of OSX is also inbound, this can be classified as equally important from the developer point of view because of some similar characteristics available in both.
The new version of OSX, Mavericks, is expected to be released this fall to the public. The programming is done alongside on both these operating systems, the Mavericks and Mountain Lion. Although the update is not believed to be having some issues like its predecessors, the various bugs and crashes on the operating system still stand unsolved. The next OSX is believed to be free of them because Apple has been working really hard on this matter.