As the rumored late October release for OS X Mavericks draws closer, Apple is beginning to stabilize its latest update to OS X. A little more than two weeks ago, Apple released OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 8, and has now released a new update—build 13A598—to AppleSeed members, as well as the GM seed to all registered developers. On another note, Apple has dropped the “Developer Preview” moniker from the updates, and is referring to them simply by build number.
Earlier Thursday, a report from 9to5Mac suggested that build 13A598 was the GM candidate, which usually remains unchanged when the final version is released to the public. It now seems the report may have been accurate, as Apple seems to have released both within several hours of each other.
It is unclear exactly what other bugs Apple has to work on, as not many have been publicized in recent weeks. As a result, it is likely that any existing bugs left to be addressed in future updates are likely just small performance enhancements and stability improvements.
OS X Mavericks brings a number of new features to the Mac, including Maps, a tabbed Finder, and full screen dual monitor capabilities.
The GM seed of OS X Mavericks is now available via the Mac App Store for all registered developers.