OS X 10.9.1 Release Imminent, Seeded Out to AppleCare Staff

The latest build of OS X 10.9.1 was seeded to developers yesterday, but today Apple has provided AppleCare employees and other support staff with the latest build of OS X Mavericks 10.9.1. This means that a public release is just right around the corner, as AppleCare staff will be using the early build to familiarize themselves with the new features that come with the update.

The update isn’t huge by any means, but it does come with some worthy fixes and new features. Most notably, there’s improved support for Gmail in the OS X Mail application, as well as fixes for users with custom Gmail settings. This has been a huge problem for Mavericks users, and a small fix was released about a month ago, but this latest OS X 10.9.1 update will come with the fix by default now.

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Other improvements in the Mail application include the reliability of Smart Mailboxes and search, as well as a fix for an issue that prevented contact groups from working properly in the app.

Other than that, you’ll find a other minor improvements in performances and a swath of minor bug fixes that improve OS X Mavericks overall, but much of the update goes to fixing the Mail application, so if that’s an app that you use constantly on OS X, this 10.9.1 update will certainly be one to download and install right away. As for those who don’t use the Mail app, there’s really nothing special coming your way, unfortunately.

The first beta of OS X 10.9.1 was seeded out to developers a few weeks ago, so the turnaround time for the update will be quite impressive, even if it’s just a small update. However, Apple won’t likely stop there. We should be seeing more updates for OS X Mavericks in the future, including OS X 10.9.2, which will most likely come with even more fixes and improvements.

Comments

  1. thegooch says

    I’m getting my first Mac tomorrow so it’s good to hear that it will be patched soon after I get it. If you can, I highly recommend replacing gmail with iCloud mail. it works great and they don’t invade your privacy like google oes.

  2. The Tams says

    The focus on the mailer issues seems weird given so many mac users have been reporting major system problems on the forums. I have never had a problem with crashing before Mavericks but now my Macbook Pro is running so poorly don’t know what to do – and that doesn’t seem uncommon.
    Roll back my Mountain Lion backup? Its going to be a huge time waster given I am so close to the end of a Phd, trying to track down all the changes to files I have made since. All backed up of course, but arg! Not going to be so quick to update to new versions in the future.

  3. The Genius says

    Updated to mavericks when it came out but very disappointed, Tags in finder are a waste of time, a dual finder would have been great, the dock when on the left of the screen is no longer transparent as it was in mountain lion, maps are useless, too many mistakes, even my road name is wrong, the time machine icon no longer animates and many Adobe CS6 programs now do not use the dual monitors correctly, and my scanner no longer recognized in image capture, this was the same problem in mountain lion when it first came out and was rectified in the first update, so hope that’s sorted in 10.9.1. I never use mail as there are better email clients.

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