Even though OS X Mavericks comes with a plethora of new features, one of the core features has been plagued with bugs since launch. The native Mail application has been the cause of many headaches and much criticism for Apple. Soon after Mavericks was released, Apple rolled out an incremental update in November last year to address the issues but that didn’t quite do that rick. While the company has been recommending temporary fixes, some thought that yesterday’s OS X update might finally fix Mail, but isn’t the case.
While the update does address syncing issues, there appear to be problems with the app’s stability. Apple support forums are full of posts from users who’re experiencing the app crash and freeze up at random times. Users have also taken to Twitter to vent, with some even claiming that yesterday’s update has actually broken the Mail app on Mavericks.
So even though Apple has addressed some problems and made some fixes, it apparently hasn’t done enough. Users will continue to criticize and Apple will have to find and fix bugs before it releases yet another incremental update to take care of Mail issues on Mavericks once and for all. Though don’t let this deter you from installing yesterday’s update, it does bring a very crucial security fix.
- 2014-04-10: Apple's iOS, OS X, And "Key Web-Based Services" Not Affected By Heartbleed Flaw
- 2014-04-06: How To Install Mac OS X Mavericks From USB
- 2014-02-26: Mail Issues Persist On Mavericks Even After 10.9.2 Update
- 2014-02-25: Apple Plugs SSL Encryption Bug On OS X
- 2014-02-24: Apple's SSL Bug Extends To OS X Too, Fix Incoming
- 2014-02-07: Tim Cook Compares Android To Europe