In Depth: Apple unveils OS X 10.9 Mavericks

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Apple has lifted the lid on the current variation of its OS X operating system at its yearly WWDC occasion in San Francisco.

The company’s Senior Vice Head of state of Software Engineering Craig Federighi took to the phase to reveal the successor to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, called OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

New functions include tabbed finder windows that permit users to locate content utilizing tags, and improved multi-display support, which has actually become a particular bugbear for Mountain Lion individuals utilizing numerous displays in the past year.

The company has also made numerous renovations to Safari under the hood to enhance performance, including the means the browser deals with Javascript, alongside tweaks to the means it displays leading websites and manages scrolling.


Apple likewise presented iCloud keychain, which shops credit card information within the browser, and notices have been given an overhaul to permit OS X to receive push alerts from directly from apps operating on iOS devices.

Additionally, Apple has actually presented a Maps app with the most recent version of OS X that consists of turn-by-turn instructions and flyover information. It also has the capacity to send out course information straight to the lock screens on individuals’ iPhones.

The Cupertino-based business has actually also revamped OS X’s Calendar app to incorporate with Maps, allowing users to look up travel times in between two areas on the calendar to avoid them from scheduling anything in that period.

Another addition to Mavericks is iBooks, which provides access to the app’s back catalog of 1.8 million publications. The brand-new desktop app likewise enables users to zoom into and scroll through interactive books, modification font sizes, and include annotations to the side.

Federighi verified that Mavericks will be offered in Fall.