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Apple asks developers to prepare for imminent OS X Mavericks release

Ashleigh Allsopp | Oct. 17, 2013
We expect to find out more about the OS X Mavericks release date at Apple's 22 October event

Apple on Tuesday sent out a notice to developers asking them to prepare for the launch of OS X Mavericks by testing their apps with the Golden Master of the new operating system before submitting them to the Mac App Store for review.

The note reads:

"Make sure your app takes advantage of the great new features in OS X Mavericks when the world's most advanced desktop operating system becomes available to millions of customers later this fall. Download OS X Mavericks GM seed and Xcode 5.0.1 GM seed, now available on the Mac Dev Center. Build your apps with these latest seeds, then test and submit them to the Mac App Store."

Apple rolled out the Mavericks GM to developers earlier this month, and we expect the new software to be released to the public at the end of October. So far Apple hasn't been more specific than "later this fall" when talking about the Mavericks release date.

Apple has announced that it is hosting a special event in San Francisco on Tuesday 22 October, so we expect to find out more about the OS X Mavericks release date then.

To take a closer look at the invitation to Apple's 22 October event, which we expect will also see the unveiling of iPad 5 and iPad mini 2, you can read our attempt at decoding the cryptic invite in our hidden clues article.


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