OS X Mavericks

OS X Mavericks
Version of OS X
Preliminary name
Latest build13F1911
Release date2013-10-22
Support end2016-09-20
OS X Mountain Lion
Replaced by
OS X Yosemite

OS X Mavericks, or OS X 10.9, is the tenth major release of the OS X operating system released on 22 October 2013. It was announced on 10 June 2013 at WWDC. This version focuses on battery life improvements, and increased iCloud integration.

Although OS X Mavericks was released together with iOS 7, OS X Mavericks retains a similar user interface design from previous OS X versions. The modern interface wouldn't be utilized until OS X Yosemite in 2014.

It is the first OS X version to be released as a free upgrade on the App Store.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

  • App Nap was introduced, which sleeps apps that are not currently visible.
  • iCloud Keychain stores a user's usernames and passwords.
  • Added native support for sharing with LinkedIn.
  • Added Compressed Memory.
  • Added Timer coalescing.
  • Added support for IPoTB Thunderbolt networking.
  • Removal of Open Transport API.
  • Enchancements to the Calendar app.
  • AirPlay compatible displays such as the Apple TV can be used as an external display.
  • Finder has acquired tabs, fullscreen support, and document tags.
  • New apps were added: iBooks and Maps.
  • Removal of several skeuomorphic elements.
  • Improvements to Notification Center.

List of known builds[edit | edit source]

10.9[edit | edit source]

10.9.1[edit | edit source]

10.9.2[edit | edit source]

10.9.3[edit | edit source]

10.9.4[edit | edit source]

10.9.5[edit | edit source]

Security Update[edit | edit source]