A week ago, Apple distributed a new build of their forthcoming Lion update, 10.7.3, to Mac developers. Today, they have concluded their testing and distributed build 11D46, which includes no known issues and is likely to be the final testing build before a public release. Apple still advises that developers to continue focusing their testing efforts on Address Book, iCal, iCloud Document Storage, Mail, Safari, and Spotlight.
Mac OS X 10.7.3 build 11D46 is approximately 996.98 MB as a delta update and 1.26 GB as a combo update — this can be used if you currently have any version of OS X Lion 10.7 installed and wish to test the newest build. It is available exclusively for Mac developers with a paid developer account. If you meet these requirements, then please log in to the developer portal and follow the usual routine. Please take note that you will not have the ability to revert to a previous version of Lion after installing this update.
Today’s seed hints that Apple will release the final public build of 10.7.3 in the near future. The update contains several new languages and fixes for issues pertaining to director services authentication, smart cards and Windows file sharing. Additionally, MacGadget.de discovered that 10.7.3 includes drivers for new AMD video cards, which hinted at the imminent release of a new Mac Pro. However, it was also rumored that Apple is planning to terminate the production of Mac Pros entirely.