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

os_x_yosemite_round_iconApple today seeded a new beta of OS X Yosemite to developers and public beta testers, a week after seeding the fifth OS X Yosemite beta and almost two months after releasing the first OS X 10.10.3 beta.

The new beta, build 14D127a, is available for registered developers through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Mac Developer Center. OS X Yosemite Recovery Update 1.0 is also available, improving the reliability of Yosemite Recovery when restoring from a Time Machine backup.

OS X 10.10.3 includes several new features, like the Photos for OS X app. Designed to integrate with iCloud Photo Library and the Photos app on iOS, the Photos for OS X app is a replacement for both iPhoto and Aperture. 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 in its initial incarnation.

Along with the new Photos for OS X app, earlier OS X 10.10.3 betas have introduced a redesigned emoji picker that consolidates emoji into a single scrollable 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.

With the fifth OS X 10.10.3 beta, there were just two minor bug fixes to the OS X Photos app, and today's update likely includes similar small changes. Given that we're on the sixth beta, OS X 10.10.3 is undoubtedly getting close to completion and we may see a public release of the software in the near future.

Related Forum: OS X Yosemite

Top Rated Comments

winston1236 Avatar
100 months ago
Hopefully with a final wifi fix.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mad Mac Maniac Avatar
100 months ago
Hopefully with a final wifi fix.

Will there ever really be a final wifi fix??
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
reivilo Avatar
100 months ago
Apple has 2 major problems: focus and quality.

I don't care about fancy watches, I want my Mac to "just work".
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Asclepio Avatar
100 months ago
i'm excited like i'm updating norton antivirus
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AllergyDoc Avatar
100 months ago
Hope it fixes my not being able to make or receive phone calls on my rMBP. Otherwise I'm pretty happy with the last beta. Look Up is sharp and being able to see a preview of a web page in an email is back.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zen Avatar
100 months ago
Or one for Mail.app? So tired of it expanding in memory footprint, or pinwheeling for 20 minutes when I log in after auto-lock.

Woah woah woah woah WOAH. That's just crazy talk. Fixing those emoji flags is WAY higher priority than fixing, y'know, bugs.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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