OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Public Beta With Photos App Now Available

Apple today made a pre-release version of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 available to those who are signed up for the company's OS X public beta program, giving them early access to the new update and the new Photos for OS X app.

The public beta carries a build number of 14D87p, a slightly later build number than the 14D87h from the second developer beta of the software, released last week.

All registered public beta test members should be able to download OS X Yosemite through the Mac App Store.

OS X 10.10.3 includes access to the new Photos app, which is designed to serve as a replacement for Aperture and iPhoto. Early reviews have suggested the new software improves upon iPhoto, but leaves out many power features Aperture users have become accustomed to.


Along with the Photos app, OS X 10.10.3 also includes a redesigned single-page emoji picker that's organized into categories, and it introduces new diversified emoji and emoji skin tone modifiers. There are also new flag emoji for many countries, and some updates to existing emoji to better reflect Apple products -- the watch emoji is now an Apple Watch, the cell phone resembles an iPhone 6, and the computer is an iMac.

Smaller additions in OS X 10.10.3 include support for Google 2-step verification when setting up accounts in System Preferences.

Related Forum: OS X Yosemite

Top Rated Comments

AngerDanger Avatar
103 months ago
Finally, that wonky thumbnail view which resembles a corrupt analog signal can be mine!
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bigenius Avatar
103 months ago
Did anyone else get this email?

Since when has it been a public beta??!

Really? You're posting this in a thread labeled:
OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Public Beta With Photos App Now Available
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
scottsjack Avatar
103 months ago
Ugh, is a white background the only choice? Last week I complimented Microsoft on the black backgrounds on the new Windows 10 Photos app beta. Based on the video preview it looks like Apple has gone to ugly, white backgrounds. Bright white around photos does not work well.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sualpine Avatar
103 months ago
Good luck AppleCare, you poor bastards.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pavvel Avatar
103 months ago
If, like me you were a beta tester but reinstalled a fresh copy at release of Yosemite, you can go here https://appleseed.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/ and download the beta test utility to be able to download betas again from the app store.

Thought this might be useful for some.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
b11051973 Avatar
103 months ago
Been looking forward to this Photo app for months. Get my pictures into iCloud and such.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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