It seems that from today onward, Apple has started to invite developers to give the next update to the Mountain Lion operating system a go, which more or less points toward the viability of a OS X 10.8.3 beta version in the pipeline. It seems that industry insiders claimed that only select members of Apple’s developer community were given invitations ahead of the new beta’s introduction. Apple has been pretty good at keeping a lid on things this time around, where we have absolutely no clue whatsoever as to the kind of features that one can find in OS X 10.8.3. During this pre-release beta period, developers are able to give OS X 10.8.3 a thorough grinding, making sure that one’s applications are up to snuff while weeding out potential bugs before the update is finally made available for public consumption.
Just a little bit of history lesson here – the last update to Mountain Lion, known as OS X 10.8.2, was introduced sometime in the middle of September, where it introduced system-wide integration with Facebook. All new Macs will have Mountain Lion pre-installed within, and if you are interested, you can always pick it up from the App Store as a $20 upgrade.