Earlier this year at its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced OS X 10.9 Mavericks. This is the first time in years that Apple has not named a major OS X release after a big cat. That’s not the only change that has been made. Mavericks brings as many as 200 new features and improvements. Since WWDC 2013, Mavericks has only been available to developers. Apple is yet to roll it out to the public, who are without a doubt anxiously waiting for it. It appears that Apple is already readying OS X 10.9.1 update which is expected to be released soon after Mavericks goes live.
Last friday Apple seeded the GM build of Mavericks, after which it was reported that the team has now moved on to developing OS X 10.10, the next major OS update that’s expected next year. Rumor has it that Apple has internally seeded a number of OS X 10.9.1 builds to its employees. It is not expected to bring any major features, only bug fixes and performance improvements are likely to be onboard. A rumor suggests that perhaps OS X 10.9.1 might bring the ability to block iMessages and FaceTime calls from certain contacts, though there has been no confirmation of that as yet. Apple hasn’t provided a concrete release date for OS X Mavericks, though it is believed that the launch will take place towards the end of this month through the Mac App Store.