Apple has begun seeding an initial beta build of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 to developers.

OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 Beta Pushed Out to Developers
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 Beta Pushed Out to Developers. Image credit: MacRumors

The first beta of OS X Mountain Lion has the build number 12B13. Developers can now download the beta version from the Mac Developer Center. According to 9To5Mac, the tech giant claims that the beta has "zero known issues". But developers have been asked to test certain things such as Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange in Mail, PAC Proxies in Safari, SMB, USB, Wi-Fi and Audio when connected via Thunderbolt display. A number of MacBook Air users have reported issues with audio on Apple Support Communities. Users have reportedly experienced static and distortion when they connected their gadget to Apple's Thunderbolt display.

A couple of days ago, a report by 9To5Mac stated that AppleSeed and Mac developers would receive a 10.8.1 beta that would address certain issues. According to reports, the installation will take around 36.4MB of space. It is unclear whether the update fixes Wi-Fi and battery drain issues, but reports reveal that Facebook integration is yet to be included. A number of users have reported a noticeable drop in battery life on portable Mac computers after the installation of OS X 10.8. Some users have also reported wireless connectivity problems. It is uncertain whether the initial beta will address these issues.

After installing the beta, users will not be able to revert to OS X 10.8, according to reports.

Apple released OS X Mountain Lion via the Mac App Store on 25 July, at a price of £13.99. The tech giant claims OS X Mountain Lion has 200 new features, including improved iCloud integration, Notification Centre, AirPlay mirroring, game centre, dictation and more.