Apple’s long awaited OS X Mavericks golden master has finally arrived, with the company releasing it to all developers late Friday night. Apple is expected to release the software later this month, most likely during the upcoming media event scheduled for October 22nd in San Francisco.
With OS X Mavericks, Apple has introduced a number of features, including Safari enhancements, a tabbed Finder, Maps and App Nap. As with all developer previews and betas, Apple has pointed out that the software may contain bugs and that developers should not run the software on the devices they use on a daily basis.
However, the golden master candidate shouldn’t have any major bugs, as Apple usually works out most issues and doesn’t change much for the final public release of the software. As a result, developers may not notice any big changes, and should see significant performance enhancements with this version of the software.
The golden master build of OS X Mavericks arrives with build number 13S440 and is now available in the OS X Developer Center.