Apple has released OS X 10.9.3, a minor update to its Mavericks Mac operating system. The update brings improved 4K display support for some Mac models, as well as other improvements, tweaks and bug fixes.

The update has been a long time coming, going through a total of nine pre-release builds before being released to the public on Thursday. Registered developers and those who signed up for Apple's Beta Seed Program that opened in April tested the beta versions ahead of its release.

OS X 10.9.3 is available to download through the Mac App Store, and Apple recommends that all Mac users should update to the new version.

What's new in OS X Mavericks 10.9.3?

Apple has used OS X 10.9.3 to bring several tweaks, improvements and bug fixes to the Mac.

In the release notes for the update, Apple says that it will improve the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac. The company also lists the following:

  • Improves 4K support on Mac Pro (Late 2013) and MacBook Pro with 15in Retina Display (Late 2013)
  • Adds the ability to sync contacts and calendars between a Mac and iOS device using a USB connection
  • Improved the reliability of VPN connections using IPsec
  • Includes Safari 7.0.3

Apple actually released Safari 7.0.3 in April as an optional update, but updating to Mavericks OS X 10.9.3 will mean that Safari 7.0.3 will automatically be installed.

To find out more about the improved 4K support, visit our 4K display support in OS X 10.9.3 hands-on.

In addition to the Mavericks update, Apple has also updated iTunes to 11.2 with improved Podcasts features, as well as the Podcasts app for iOS.