Apple releases OS X 10.9.3 with improved support for high-res 4K displays

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in macOS edited May 2014
Apple on Thursday released OS X 10.9.3, a minor update for its Mavericks Mac operating system, bringing improved 4K display support for the latest Mac Pro and 15-inch MacBook Pro, along with other bug fixes and improvements.




OS X 10.9.3 is now available to download through the Mac App Store. Apple says the update is recommended for all Mac users, and that it improves the stability, compatibility and security of the operating system.

Other additions and changes in OS X 10.9.3 are:
  • The ability to sync contacts and calendars between a Mac and an iOS device using a USB connection
  • Improved reliability of VPN connections using IPsec
  • Safari 7.0.3 is also included
While the update introduces a "Retina" output mode for the late 2013 15-inch MacBook Pro, it does not grant the same ability to the 13-inch model. Apple's current Thunderbolt Display does not come with a 4K resolution, meaning the support is only available for third-party monitors.

OS X 10.9.3 had a particularly long beta period, with nine pre-release builds being provided to developers before Thursday's official launch to the public.

The launch of OS X 10.9.3 comes less than a month after Apple opened up its beta seed program to all users in exchange for "quality and usability feedback." The program allows anyone, not just Mac developers, to test pre-release versions of OS X.
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  • Reply 1 of 47
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member

    Obligatory snappier comment.

  • Reply 2 of 47
    damonfdamonf Posts: 214member
    I presume this fixes that AirPlay mirroring problem?
  • Reply 3 of 47
    brlawyerbrlawyer Posts: 828member

    Excellent; time to install it.

  • Reply 4 of 47
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    Is this Build 13D61?
  • Reply 5 of 47
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 6,405member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DamonF View Post



    I presume this fixes that AirPlay mirroring problem?

    Not listed on the release notes. What problem are you talking about anyway? Just counting comments on the Apple discussion forums doesn’t mean there’s a real problem.

  • Reply 6 of 47
    hillstoneshillstones Posts: 1,490member

    iTunes 11.2 also got released today, mostly with Podcast feature updates.

     

    No problems with AirPlay Mirroring…love how people claim there is a problem, yet they cannot describe any problem.  Of course Mountain Lion is far more stable than Mavericks.

  • Reply 7 of 47
    bdkennedy1bdkennedy1 Posts: 1,459member

    That would be nice. I actually had a reason to use it a few weeks ago and couldn't get it to work.

  • Reply 8 of 47
    sau124sau124 Posts: 18member
    A new OS beta is around the corner (WWDC) so I guess this version will be short lived on my MBP
  • Reply 9 of 47
    bdkennedy1bdkennedy1 Posts: 1,459member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lkrupp View Post

     

    Not listed on the release notes. What problem are you talking about anyway? Just counting comments on the Apple discussion forums doesn’t mean there’s a real problem.


     

    Audio doesn't work with Apple TV. Was it really necessary to be a smart @ss?

  • Reply 10 of 47
    hydrhydr Posts: 146member

    Can someone check if you can do 4k/60hz on Mac Pro over *hdmi* ? HDMI 1.4 and 2.0 are specs are identical hardware wise, so it´s only a matter of fixing the software. Would be nice with 4k/60hz over HDMI as most TVs dont come with mDP. 

  • Reply 11 of 47
    bdkennedy1bdkennedy1 Posts: 1,459member

    HOOORAY!!!! Everything works for you! That's awesome. What a magical day. Congratulations!

     

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hillstones View Post

     

    iTunes 11.2 also got released today, mostly with Podcast feature updates.

     

    No problems with AirPlay Mirroring…love how people claim there is a problem, yet they cannot describe any problem.  Of course Mountain Lion is far more stable than Mavericks.


  • Reply 12 of 47
    damonfdamonf Posts: 214member

    I'm referring to this problem:

     

    http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/02/27/mac-owners-report-os-x-1092-update-breaks-airplay-functionality

     

    Update: looking at the Apple discussion forum thread on the topic linked from the article above, it appears that the vast majority (if not all) of the people experiencing a mirroring problem with 10.9.2 had some kind of 3rd party mirroring application also installed (ex: AirDisplay).

  • Reply 13 of 47
    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,583member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

    Obligatory snappier comment.


    You're right!

  • Reply 14 of 47
    damonfdamonf Posts: 214member

    This problem:

     

    http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/02/27/mac-owners-report-os-x-1092-update-breaks-airplay-functionality

     

    Update: looking at the Apple discussion forum thread on the topic linked from the article above, it appears that the vast majority (if not all) of the people experiencing a mirroring problem with 10.9.2 had some kind of 3rd party mirroring application also installed (ex: AirDisplay).

  • Reply 15 of 47
    jpellinojpellino Posts: 601member
    It mentions Safari 7.0.3 - any indication that it includes the Javascript JIT upgrade that's in the WebKit nightly builds as of this week?
  • Reply 16 of 47
    a2gsga2gsg Posts: 26member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hillstones View Post


    Of course Mountain Lion is far more stable than Mavericks.

     

    even after installing today's release of the OS X 10.9.3 update? 

     

    could/would you please substantiate/detail in what way(s) Mountain Lion is [still] far more stable than Mavericks OS X 10.9.3?

  • Reply 16 of 47
    gtrgtr Posts: 3,231member
    I'm really looking forward to the Android version of Safari.
  • Reply 18 of 47
    damonfdamonf Posts: 214member

    I'm referring to this problem:

     

    http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/02/27/mac-owners-report-os-x-1092-update-breaks-airplay-functionality

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hillstones View Post

     

    iTunes 11.2 also got released today, mostly with Podcast feature updates.

     

    No problems with AirPlay Mirroring…love how people claim there is a problem, yet they cannot describe any problem.  Of course Mountain Lion is far more stable than Mavericks.


     

    I was referring to this problem:

     

    http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/02/27/mac-owners-report-os-x-1092-update-breaks-airplay-functionality

     

    Figured if anyone follows this site regularly, they would have known which one.

     

    Looking at the Apple discussion forum thread on the topic linked from the article above, it appears that the vast majority (if not all) of the people experiencing a mirroring problem with 10.9.2 had some kind of 3rd party mirroring application also installed (ex: AirDisplay).

  • Reply 19 of 47
    mpantonempantone Posts: 1,345member

    947MB Combo updater available right here:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1746

  • Reply 20 of 47
    rogerr32rogerr32 Posts: 13member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post



    Is this Build 13D61?

    No, it's 13D65.

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