We’ve received word from multiple AppleCare employees that the upcoming OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 release has been seeded internally. This typically means that AppleCare is preparing for the software’s release. With iOS 8 launching tomorrow, it’s likely that 10.9.5 will launch in the coming days or weeks.
Here are the release notes via multiple AppleCare employees:
- The OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 update is recommended for all Mavericks users. It improves the Stability, compatibility and security of your Mac.
- Improves the reliability of VPN connections that use USB smart cards for authentications
- Improves the reliability of accessing files located on an SMB server
- Includes Safari 7.0.6
For detailed information about this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6400
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
Don’t get too hooked on 10.9.5 however, because the redesigned OS X Yosemite with a bunch of new features is just around the corner. Sources indicated in July that the release is scheduled for toward the end of October. Apple most recently seeded a new Yosemite beta yesterday with minor enhancements.