With the GM version of OS X Mavericks in developer's hands, and invitations out for an October 22 media event, Apple is warning coders it's time to get their Mavericks compatibility updates submitted. The alert makes it clear that the release of OS X 10.9 is coming soon and will likely come on October 22 or shortly after.
In a note on its developer website, Apple said it's time to start submitting Mavericks updates today. The company said,
Make sure your app takes advantage of the great new features in OS X Mavericks when the world's most advanced desktop operating system becomes available to millions of customers later this fall. Download OS X Mavericks GM seed and Xcode 5.0.1 GM seed, now available on the Mac Dev Center. Build your apps with these latest seeds, then test and submit them to the Mac App Store.
Apple didn't give developers an exact release date, but enough pieces have lined up to let Mac app makers know procrastination isn't a good business move right now.
It's time for developers to submit their Mavericks updates to the Mac App Store
OS X Mavericks is Apple's next operating system update for the Mac. It includes several new features such as iBooks support, improved full screen app support, desktop spanning support for AirPlay through Apple TV, better overall performance and battery life, file and folder tagging, iCloud Keychain syncing, Maps, and more.
The official price for OS X Mavericks hasn't been announced, either. The previous two system updates have been priced at US$19.99 and have been available as downloads through the Mac App Store, which is very likely what Apple will do again.