The most successful OS X release ever? Mavericks very well could be as sources put adoption North of 30 percent, which is very high, indeed (i.e. Windows is stalled below 10 percent after more than a year). That said, Apple has just released their first Mavericks Update with Gmail and other bug fixes, as well as an updated version of Safari.
About time? It’s been nearly two months since Mavericks was released, though Apple clearly hasn’t felt a lot of pressure to release bug fixes.
• Improved support for Gmail in OS X Mail, and fixes for users with custom Gmail settings
• Improves the reliability of Smart Mailboxes and search in Mail
• Fixes an issue that prevented contact groups from working properly in Mail
• Resolves an issue that prevented VoiceOver from speaking sentences that contain emoji
• Fixes an issue that prevented iLife and iWork apps from updating on non-English systems
• Addresses an issue that may cause multiple prompts to unlock “Local items” keychain
• Addresses an issue that may cause Japanese keyboards to retain a previously used language
• Resolves issue that prevents a Contact group name from populating the address field
• Includes Safari 7.0.1
— Fixes an issue that could cause Safari to become unresponsive when filling out forms on fedex.com, stubhub.com, and other websites Improves Credit Card Autofill compatibility with websites
— Improves VoiceOver compatibility with facebook.com
— Updates Shared Links periodically when open in the Safari Sidebar
And, do you have a 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display? Apple has a special build of OS X 10.9.1 just for you.
Mavericks Update: Not Done Yet
While users will certainly welcome this Mavericks update and included bug fixes, especially the Gmail issue, Apple has neglected a number of other problems. For example, OS X Mavericks users have noted Core Audio and graphics related issues that can cause unexpected system hangs and kernel panics.
Happily enough, Apple is already known to be working internally — not yet seeded to developers — on OS X 10.9.2 Update, which is expected to clear issues left unaddressed in v10.9.1 and bring new features, including iMessage blocking and FaceTime audio calling.
Has this OS X Mavericks scratched your itch? Looking forward to OS X 10.9.2? Sound off in the comments below…