Apple on Friday informed developers that its OS X Software Update 10.8.4 seed project has closed, hinting that the final release of the update will be released to Mac users in the near future.

Apple Insider shares the notice that was received by developers last week, in which Apple notes that it will send out an email to those developers to let them know when the final version of the Software Update is available to the public.

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for participating. Many bugs and issues have been discovered as a result of your efforts. You have helped to contribute to the overall quality of our product," the notice reads.

A total of eight beta builds of OS X 10.8.4 were seeded to developers before the project was closed this weekend, but no Gold Master has been released.


Throughout the project, Apple asked developers to focus their testing on WiFi, Graphics Drivers and Safari.

While most of the changes in OS X 10.8.4 are expected to be bug fixes and minor improvements, the second beta build of the update contained a reference to the new, as yet ungratified high-speed 802.11ac '5G' Wifi standard.

Apple is widely expected to launch new Macs at WWDC, which kicks off on 10 June, and it is believed that 802.11ac WiFi will be part of the new Mac lineup.

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