Apple Seeds Fourth OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite Beta to Developers, Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of OS X Yosemite to developers and public beta testers, almost a month after seeding the first OS X 10.10.3 beta and just days after releasing the third beta to developers.

Today's beta appears to be nearly identical to the third 10.10.3 beta released last week, but it appears to solve a problem that prevented beta 3 from working with the new 2015 Retina MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.

The new beta, build 14D105g, is available for registered developers through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Mac Dev Center.

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Earlier betas of OS X 10.10.3 have brought several new features to Yosemite, including the new Photos for OS X app. Designed to integrate with iCloud Photo Library, Photos for OS X is a replacement for both iPhoto and Aperture and is on track to see an early 2015 public launch. Reviews have suggested that while Photos is a suitable replacement for iPhoto, with more advanced tools and performance optimizations, it may leave professional users disappointed.

Along with the new Photos for OS X app, the first three OS X 10.10.3 betas introduced a redesigned emoji picker that consolidates emoji into a single page with clear labels, new diversified emoji and emoji skin tone modifiers, new flag emoji and updated emoji for the iPhone, iMac, and Apple Watch. There's also support for Google 2-step verification when setting up accounts in System Preferences, Force Touch APIs for developers, and new data sources for the "Look Up" feature.

Related Forum: OS X Yosemite

Top Rated Comments

MrJesseHammond Avatar
95 months ago
I always enjoy reading the richly detailed descriptions from Apple of what's new/different in beta updates. Highly enlightening stuff.
The sarcasm is strong in this one.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacGizmo Avatar
95 months ago
I always enjoy reading the richly detailed descriptions from Apple of what's new/different in beta updates. Highly enlightening stuff.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
EldonChew Avatar
95 months ago
Hope this fixes the annoying bug where Finder doesn't open when you click it from the dock
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thisisdallas Avatar
95 months ago
I seriously hope the enhancements to emojis is the joke part part of the update.
I've been having so many countless problems, lags, slowdowns, UI glitches and battery drains since yosemite (clean install on top-en mid2014 rMBP15"), I sincerely hope all their taskforce isn't going into stupid smiley redesign...

Didn't you hear?

They assigned all of their engineers and designers to the emoji diversification project

Even Tim Cook has been laser focused on these emoji's
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
terencedriver Avatar
95 months ago
WiFi.

If Apple *still* can't fix it. After months of being broken. On premium hardware and software.

Then they are either incredibly incompetent or arrogant.

Incompetent because with all that huge cash pile that can't get this right when others with me control like Linux and even Windows can.

Arrogant because they'd rather invest in emojis. While people who paid over the odds for computers that need for work and daily life end up with a shiny brick.

Even my cheap netbook WiFi works.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
phentex Avatar
95 months ago
I seriously hope the enhancements to emojis is the joke part part of the update.
I've been having so many countless problems, lags, slowdowns, UI glitches and battery drains since yosemite (clean install on top-en mid2014 rMBP15"), I sincerely hope all their taskforce isn't going into stupid smiley redesign...
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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