Apple recently seeded OS X 10.9.1 to AppleCare employees, suggesting a consumer release is imminent. Updates for new software are a continuous monster, and this is part of Apple’s ongoing effort to squash any and all bugs related to Mavericks, which was released for free in October. The update itself introduces improved support for Gmail in the OS X Mail app, and fixes for Gmail settings. An interim fix was actually released about a month ago, but the upcoming update will fix things even further.
Other Mail improvements include better Smart Mailboxes reliability, along with a fix for an issue that prevented contact groups from displaying properly in the application. The update mostly seems focused on addressing Mail issues, which many people consider one of Apple’s weakest pieces of software on the desktop. With AppleCare employees in possession of the update, it’ll only be a matter of time—probably a week at most—before consumers get their hands on OS X 10.9.1.