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

os_x_yosemite_round_iconApple today seeded the fifth beta of OS X Yosemite to developers, almost a month after seeding the first OS X 10.10.3 beta and just a week after releasing the fourth beta to developers.

The new beta, build 14D113c, is available for registered developers through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Mac Dev Center. Yosemite Recovery Update 3.0 is also available.

With today's update, Apple has continued polishing the Photos for OS X app, and there are just two remaining known issues with the software, including an issue with favorites and a problem with missing thumbnails when restoring an Aperture-upgraded Photos library with Time Machine.

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 two 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, and support for Google 2-step verification when setting up accounts in System Preferences.



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41 months ago

We're almost into April. When is it no longer "early 2015"?


May 1.

Early: January - April
Mid: May - August
Late: September - December
Rating: 11 Votes
41 months ago

is 5 betas typical for a dot release? I was actually hoping this would get pushed live today but I guess not.


When you have an OS as buggy as Yosemite, absolutely.
Rating: 11 Votes
41 months ago

...Photos for OS X is a replacement for both iPhoto and Aperture and is on track to see an early 2015 public launch.


We're almost into April. When is it no longer "early 2015"?
Rating: 10 Votes
41 months ago

Hopefully this solves my wifi problem that was not present in any other betas.

When waking from sleep, there is about a minute delay before internet access works.


Wifi this, wifi that. Get another router.
Rating: 9 Votes
41 months ago

Wifi this, wifi that. Get another router.


The router is NOT the issue. I have an Airport Extreme with a 3TB HD. There is nothing wrong with it. ALL other betas connected just fine.

The two routers I connect to (a wireless-N Netgear and my school router), have shown this issue...ONLY with 10.10.3.
Rating: 9 Votes
41 months ago

I hope it will be released soon and I can leave the beta program. So tired of all bugs.


Why did you sign up then :confused:? It is quite common for Betas to have bugs.
Rating: 8 Votes
41 months ago
Why is new emoji a major highlight of an OS update? I'm sure you could find something significant to highlight. This is silly nonsense. The whole making it more diverse thing is ridiculous, emoji originated in Japan, so it was culturally correct for people in that country, it was later brought to the US and other countries, and, years later, some weirdo complains that the "people" are yellow (smiley faces are typically yellow, emoji are smiley faces). Arg.
Rating: 7 Votes
41 months ago

We're almost into April. When is it no longer "early 2015"?


Jan - April = Early 2xxx
May - August = Mid 2xxx
September - December = Late 2xxx

Edit: Beaten by mbh
Rating: 7 Votes
41 months ago

Not going to upgrade from mavericks until the next OS. Yosemite is too buggy I am scared off from it (and really there isn't anything that useful to me in it over mavericks)


Yosemite is fine. The betas, those are a different story, but they're betas, so they come with bugs. But the non-beta Yosemite, it's fine. I never had any issues and there's millions of others that haven't either. No reason to hold off, just don't go installing the public betas and you'll be dandy.
Rating: 7 Votes
41 months ago

Hopefully this solves my wifi problem that was not present in any other betas.

When waking from sleep, there is about a minute delay before internet access works.


Same. The wifi services took a major hit by being rewritten for Yosemite, and they're still polishing it.
Rating: 7 Votes

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