Apple has released a new update destined for the Developer build of the next generation Mac operating system, 10.8 Mountain Lion. The company today issued a software update to Developer Preview 3 of Mountain Lion, bringing with it a number of bug fixes and features that Developers will continue to test prior to the release of the software in late summer (via MacRumors). The update is only available to registered members of the Mac Developer program and only works with the Developer Preview 3 of Mountain Lion.
The update follows on from a previous update to Developer Preview 3 of Mountain Lion which was released earlier this month. It is notable because Apple seems to be choosing to continuously update Developer Build 3 of the OS, rather than releasing a completely new Developer Build 4. The software is expected to be one of the highlights of the upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June and Apple is expected to give a little more information on when the new Mac OS will be released to the public.
Given that Apple is choosing to continuously update this developer build of OS 10.8, it seems that the OS must be approaching GM status and Apple would certainly be looking to get it into public release form if the rumors about a new Retina Display enabled MacBook Pro and iMac being announced at WWDC prove to be true. The latest builds of both Lion and Mountain Lion contain the ability to activate a HiDPI mode, which is essentially Mac-speak for Retina Display, and this is something that will be activated, when the new devices are released.