Apple to release OS X Yosemite public beta later this month

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At WWDC, Apple said that it will release a public beta of Yosemite sometime this summer, which will mark the first time Apple has released a public beta of a new OS X version in over a decade. Apple is planning to release the OS X Yosemite public beta later this month, according to 9to5Mac’s sources. Apple released a Developer Preview of Yosemite following the announcement at WWDC and the company has released updates every two or three weeks since the initial release last month.

According to the sources, Apple has chosen to wait until later this month to release the OS X Yosemite public beta in order to make sure that the OS is solid enough to be used by the public. The release of the beta could be pushed back to early next month since the nature of software development is sometimes unknown, the sources added. Basically, Apple just wants to make sure to give users the best beta version it can offer while still keeping its promise to let the public beta test the new OS.

Apple plans to release the final version of Yosemite this fall, which will include significant UI changes (much like that of iOS), improved Spotlight search, enhanced Safari, Mail, Messages, and Maps applications, and new Continuity and Handoff features to better integrate Apple’s ecosystem (iPhones and iPads included).

Are you guys signed up and ready to beta test OS X Yosemite? Let me know in the comments section down below or give me a shout on Twitter – @malloriedeaton.

Source: 9to5Mac

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  • Theo Birch

    I’m really looking forward to it, but I am wondering what we will and won’t have access to?