Apple seeded another build of Mac OS X 10.7.3 to developers late Tuesday evening. The build, number 11D50, comes one week after the previous build, 11D46. The seed notes yet again cite no known issues and ask developers to focus on iCloud Document storage, Address Book, iCal, Mail, Spotlight, and Safari.
Apple’s release cycle of developer builds is curious, as this release is the sixth 10.7.3 developer build without any known issues. Historically, OS X builds would have been released by this point in their development so it is unclear if Apple has something secret planned to coincide with the public release of 10.7.3 or if they are merely taking extra precautions to ensure stability.
As of the time of this post, there is no corresponding OS X Server update, as there has been in the past, although with the late timing of tonight’s release, it may be coming shortly.
Following the trend of past builds, 11D50 arrives slightly bigger than its immediate predecessor, at 997.01 MB compared to 996.98 for 11D46.
As with most Apple software updates, the date for general availability is not yet known, but with seemingly small changes between builds, we expect it to be soon. If you’re a registered Mac developer, however, head over to the Mac Dev Center and check it out now.