Apple has released the Gold Master edition of the new version of its laptop and desktop operating system, OS X Mavericks, to developers, giving the strongest indication yet that it is about to publicly unleash it.
The "GM seed" stage of the project means that Apple has finished the software and the timing fits with previous rumours that the company plans to launch it at the end of October.
OS X Mavericks, Apple claims, is the "most powerful OS X ever". Some of the features it is highlighting for developers include LinkedIn integration, so app programmers can add access to users' profiles more easily in their software. Apple Maps is also available for them to integrate. And an AV kit simplifies media playback within apps.
Developers are encouraged to download the GM seed of OS X Mavericks and Xcode 5.0.1 from the Mac Dev Center. Naturally, you need to be signed up to the Mac Developers Program to log in first.
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