Apple teases hardware-specific ‘special features’ in OS X Mountain Lion

“Apple has long had a program called ‘AppleSeed’ that seeds upcoming versions of Apple software (both iOS and OS X related) to customers,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac.

“These seeds typically come to this select group of customers even before they are provided to Apple’s paid and registered developers,” Gurman reports. “Today, the company sent an atypical email to this customer group, informing them to register the different pieces of Apple hardware available to them for software testing.”

Excerpt from Apple’s email: We are preparing for possible hardware specific software updates on OS X Mountain Lion. These contain hardware-specific bug fixes or even special features! In order to make sure you can participate in these exclusive seeds, we need your most up-to-date machine configuration information. The easiest and most efficient way to do this is with Feedback Assistant.

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. I wouldn’t get too excited just yet.

    It could be something as simple as a transitional animation, and they want to make sure that you have the power to fully enjoy it.

    They are asking for what people have right now–whatever it is this is related to, I don’t see how it can be something drastic if it’s for hardware we already own.

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