Apple has just seeded the first beta build of OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion to registered developers. So, the Mountain Lion enters the beta testing stage and a good chance for devs to learn more when the builds are actually available for download. In fact, the case always been with beta software from Apple, initial build is only made for those who have enrolled on the official OS X developer program and can be downloaded directly from the Mac Dev Center immediately.
The 12D32 build number assigned for the just-released 10.8.3 build and comes hot on the heels of rumors speculating that the public is about to see the official launch of the delayed iTunes 11 software, as well as the new beta of iOS 6.1 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and the Apple TV unit. Similar fashion to the recent software update for the latest iPhone 5, Apple is requiring developers to download and install an OS X Software Seed Configuration Utility before able to access the 10.8.3 beta.
Apple making the pre-release of OS X mountain Lion 10.8.3 available on Mac Dev Center today, but the steps were taken at the end of last month to invite individuals to the seeding program for the software, but it is only now that it has been released.
As part of the beta release, a number of focus areas are being pointed, including AirPlay, AirPort, Game Center and graphics drivers. The build also features a number of known issues with Safari 6.0.2, along with distorted graphics when quick-switching between running apps using the Command+Tab shortcut.
This time would be extremely exciting when Apple takes the opportunity to push out beta builds of either iOS and OS X. With the release of Lion and Mountain Lion, it always represents large shift in the way the company is thinking about the different operating systems, so we always keen to see if any of the new updates or enhancements arrive that can give us an insight into the Cupertino’s next software direction. Already paid OS X developer account holders can now head over to the Mac Dev Center and download the official beta right now for testing and to provide that all-important feedback to Apple.