Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Beta Has Been Released

On Thursday, Apple released the beta version of their newest operating system Yosemite, to the public. This gives users the chance to experience a new influx of additions and alterations to the interface and features.


Mac OS X Yosemite was first announced during their Worldwide Developer Conference which took place in San Francisco. The changes specifically include: a polished toolbar, new notification-center features as well as a dark mode. On top of this, Yosemite will now synchronise with Apple’s iOS mobile operating system via AirDrop file-sharing, iMessage messaging, as well as the ability to carry out and take phone calls.

During the conference, Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering told developers “All in all, they come together for a gorgeous and more usable version of OS X, the best ever,”

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite is absolutely fundamental when it comes to Apple’s efforts to grow in the computer market. More recently Apple has been ranking in lower than 15 per cent of its total revenue from Macs. Despite this, the devices help the company build its ecosystem. And there have been occasions where Apple had posted strong Mac sales during periods when the rest of the PC market had struggled.

It was reported by Apple on Tuesday that Mac sales had risen by 18 per cent to 4.4 million in the quarter ended June 28th. According to CEO Tom Cook, the Mac raised Apple’s overall financial results, and it saw strong sales in some regions weak for other PC makers. The US in particular, was a “very, very” strong market for the Mac in the quarter, he stated.

To build customer loyalty and ensure users are accessing the most up-to-date software, in the previous year Apple made Mac OS X 10.9 free for download. The beta version of OS X 10.10 Yosemite will also be free, in addition to the official version which is set to release during fall time.

Developers have being able to access the Yosemite beta since WWDC, this allows enough time for Apple to receive feedback and gives them the chance to act on the various comments made in order to improve the software. Unfortunately, only the beta is limited to first million people who sign up to access it, in conjunction to Apple’s limit.

If you wish to join the OS X beta program, consumers would need to sign up using their Apple IDs. Once the beta software is made available, the users involved will receive redemption codes which will enable them to download and install OS X Yosemite beta from the Mac App Store. Once a user has come across an issue or bug then they would be able to report their problems directly to Apple using the integrated Feedback Assistant application.

Lastly, an important aspect to note is that the computer you use to access the beta must already be running OS mavericks.