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Apple Releases Second OS X Yosemite Public Beta, iTunes 12 Update

Apple today released the second Yosemite public beta for beta testers, following the release of the sixth Developer Preview earlier this week. Apple has also released a new version of iTunes 12 for Yosemite.

The software update, build 14A329r, can be downloaded through the software update function of the Mac App Store.

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It's likely the new public beta bundles the content introduced in the last several developer updates, including multiple design changes added with DP 6. The last beta included new wallpapers, a new System Preferences design, a translucent dashboard, several icon updates, and more.

Apple is expected to release OS X Yosemite to the general public later this year, possibly following an October event that may also introduce both the iWatch and new iPads.

Related roundup: OS X Yosemite

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6 weeks ago
Am I the only one who absolutely hates this new iTunes 12 release? I mean seriously, where is the color? It's so hopelessly boring looking...
Rating: 10 Votes
6 weeks ago
As a public beta tester... Hell yeah!
Rating: 8 Votes
6 weeks ago

Wow...it just hit me how ugly every window is gonna be compared to what we have.


You mean how ugly it used to be ;)
Rating: 8 Votes
6 weeks ago

Screenshots?


I don't think "merged" is the right word to describe this :rolleyes:
Rating: 7 Votes
6 weeks ago

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So you're upgrading from OS 9? :rolleyes:
Rating: 7 Votes
6 weeks ago

Odd, I signed up for the beta 1, installed but didn't get the last DP6 update, updated to DP6 and now I don't get this one either.


Betas and developer previews are separate tracks. If you're on the betas, you won't get developer previews. If you're on the developer previews, you won't get the beta.

Sounds like you should probably just stick to the betas.
Rating: 6 Votes
6 weeks ago

Am I the only one who absolutely hates this new iTunes 12 release? I mean seriously, where is the color? It's so hopelessly boring looking...


I feel you, but that is also very true for all of Apple's software now. All of the fun details are gone, replaced with boring shades of white. I've also realized I can't stand grids of things (albums, books, photos, etc.) that don't have a drop shadow. It just looks so hopelessly flat and broken...smh.
Rating: 6 Votes
6 weeks ago

Downloaded iTunes 6, finished downloading but it hangs upon installing.


iTunes 6 is almost 10 years old, could explain why.
Rating: 5 Votes
6 weeks ago
I'm actually appreciating the "Recently Added" section in iTunes 12. It matches more with Apple TV now.
Rating: 5 Votes
6 weeks ago

These days as an Apple user your eyesight better be top notch..


Yah, I really don't understand the direction that Apple is going with their UI design. There's a definite lack of borders. Combined with the translucency, the interface blends together too much into one big visual headache. I hope this gets refined a lot over the next few months, because as of today, even though Yosemite is "pretty", it's not an upgrade in terms of user experience.
Rating: 5 Votes

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