April 23, 2024
Apple Releases Public Beta of OS X Yosemite

Apple Releases Public Beta of OS X Yosemite

Posted July 24, 2014 at 4:50pm by iClarified
Apple has released a public beta of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, the company's upcoming operating system set for release this fall.

The public beta is available to the first million users who sign up here.

OS X Yosemite has been redesigned and refined with a new look, new apps and new continuity features that make working across your Mac and iOS devices easier.


Installation of the public beta is done through the Mac App Store using a special redemption code. Apple is rumored to be releasing the gold master of Yosemite on October 10th.

Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, or RSS for updates.


Apple Releases Public Beta of OS X Yosemite

Apple Releases Public Beta of OS X Yosemite


Add Comment
Would you like to be notified when someone replies or adds a new comment?
Yes (All Threads)
Yes (This Thread Only)
No
iClarified Icon
Notifications
Would you like to be notified when we post a new Apple news article or tutorial?
Yes
No
Comments (32)
You must login or register to add a comment...
Carsten
Carsten - July 26, 2014 at 9:25pm
Damn!!! Nice work by Apple. I so do like all new icons and the colors in the UI. Text is way sharper then it was. Just love it. Installing took a while to commence. It stuck on 22 minutes remaining for like 15 minutes but then it went fine. No problems so far. AirDrop with iOS probably will work from iOS8 but haven't read into that well enough. That's one of the functions I am waiting for.
Fabios
Fabios - July 26, 2014 at 8:58am
Installed on a macbook pro 4.1 early 2008, SSD, 4gb of ram. The wifi will not join network and the computer is running hot.....
Altug
Altug - July 28, 2014 at 10:50am
Hi I have nearly the same Mac and say it couldn't find wifi network but not hotter than Mavericks I have no idea about wifi problem
cciev
cciev - July 25, 2014 at 3:07pm
I will have to wait until Sunday to install it since I need to use the Windows VM for some work. Can anyone who has upgraded confirm if Parallels 9 works after upgrading?
Well
Well - July 25, 2014 at 10:12pm
Updated to Yosemite and even my old version of Parallels 9 still works nicely. No update needed. Even PlayOnMac and Wine and Crossover still works... for now, hope it will stay this way.
cciev
cciev - July 26, 2014 at 7:32pm
Thank you very much for replying. Will upgrade soon as well. Have a great weekend. Cheers!
cciev
cciev - July 27, 2014 at 4:54pm
Upgraded today. Parallels 9 doesnt work :( Little Snitch as well :(
Well
Well - July 28, 2014 at 7:59am
Strange because mine works. Version 9.0.24172 with Windows 8.1, without any problem works for me. Sorry to hear that yours don't.
René Larsen
René Larsen - July 25, 2014 at 1:03pm
Any feedback on running "standard-apps" like Adobe CS5, MS Office, Evernote, VLC Player e.a..?
René Larsen
René Larsen - July 26, 2014 at 12:57pm
Just updated to Apple OS X Yosemite Public Beta. No problems, works great with my apps - and looks great in dark mode (Mac Book Pro, late 2010). GO FOR IT...
Christian
Christian - July 25, 2014 at 9:07am
Can this be installed on more than one device?! HELP
AppleGuy299
AppleGuy299 - July 27, 2014 at 6:39pm
Yes. Just use the Mac App Store's purchased tab. I believe you can install it on as many say you like.
iydomngz
iydomngz - July 25, 2014 at 2:33am
Look bad to try the first beta of Yosemite, I lost all my documents I had in iCloud, Numbers, Pages and all: (there is no way to restore
zetaprime
zetaprime - July 25, 2014 at 3:18am
You must have forgot to uncheck the boxes when it asked whether you wanted to use the new icloud drive. When installing it asked if you wanted to encrypt your drice and then asked about icloud. I made sure not to leave any of those boxes checked since I didn't want to mess with that stuff, expecially not knowing what it might do.
zetaprime
zetaprime - July 25, 2014 at 1:57am
Just finished installing Yosemite beta on my 2011 Macbook Air. So far so good. A lot of stuff definitely looks different from the way it did in Mavericks, so there's no doubt that I'm using a new OS now. Am I the first one in her to get it installed?
zetaprime
zetaprime - July 25, 2014 at 12:14am
So has anyone actually got it running yet?? Hope it doesn't cause too many problems, though if it's like the Mavericks beta it'll probably be just fine.
El Grande El Fuego
El Grande El Fuego - July 25, 2014 at 3:33pm
It runs just fine. I'm running it as my only OS on my MBA 13" 2013, and only one glitch so far; when running Safari and Feedback Assistant and a Finder window simultaneously, right clicking the Feedback Assistant, and then left clicking SHOW ALL WINDOWS makes the OS Crash, so you can tab between nothing shown, and the Safari window, but you can't surf the internet. only one solution: Hard turn-Off MBA and start again. Other than that; smooth sailing for my part :-)
Fabios
Fabios - July 24, 2014 at 10:46pm
Downloading now!!!! Can't wait to see it running in my macbook pro 4.1 with ssd!!!
Fabios
Fabios - July 24, 2014 at 10:46pm
Downloading now!!!! Can't wait to see it running in my macbook pro 4.1 with sad
faisal3009
faisal3009 - July 24, 2014 at 8:42pm
no need to wait for email.... just login on this website https://appleseed.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/..... you will see your status.......
Guillermo Martin
Guillermo Martin - July 24, 2014 at 6:49pm
FYI -- I signed up over an hour after the announcement.
El Grande El Fuego
El Grande El Fuego - July 24, 2014 at 7:43pm
Oh, I thought they would send out e-mails !?! Well, after a LOT of reloads of the page, I finally managed to log-in... and start downloading, by clicking a redeem code :-) So, guess I am within the 1st mill. :-D Are you running it as main OS, or on a separate disk? I plan to run it from a 2Tb WD USB 3.0 external HDD, and if I like it, after testing, well enough to get rid of Mavericks, I'm installing it as my main OS.
Guillermo Martin
Guillermo Martin - July 24, 2014 at 6:48pm
Ok, calm down. First, do not leave the Beta Program and reattempt to sign up. They are in the process of reissuing the beta codes for those who signed up. There will be no emails (for now). Once the site is up, log out, and try logging back in, it should then give you a new code which when you click on the actual code it will take you to the Mac App Store and display it, click redeem and it should go through. Look on the purchases tab and you should see the Beta downloading. If for any reason it is still giving you the old code, be patient it should renew soon. If you leave and they have already finished reissuing you might get left out...
zetaprime
zetaprime - July 25, 2014 at 12:10am
I was wondering what happened when I clicked on download. Your tip about looking at purchases was a lifesaver. I had no idea it was already downloading. Thank you, Thank you!!
El Grande El Fuego
El Grande El Fuego - July 24, 2014 at 6:33pm
I haven't gotten an e-mail. I signed up around 1 minute after releasing the details regarding a future open BETA. Well, guess I'm not within the 1st million !?! -.- "Stupid, crappy 1 mill. limit !"
zetaprime
zetaprime - July 25, 2014 at 12:19am
I got the email a few hours ago but didn't jump on it right away. Downloading now, 3.06 gigs into it.
cciev
cciev - July 24, 2014 at 5:23pm
Downloading now. Thanks for posting this. Now only if they could give us an IOS 8 beta :)
javy
javy - July 24, 2014 at 5:47pm
where is the download button???
Guillermo Martin
Guillermo Martin - July 24, 2014 at 5:00pm
Tried to download it and it keeps stating the code has already been redeemed...
Nestor Carvajal
Nestor Carvajal - July 24, 2014 at 5:25pm
Same here. It says the code has already been redeemed.
zetaprime
zetaprime - July 25, 2014 at 12:12am
Look at Purchases in the app store. You're probably already downloading without even realizing it. That's what happened to me. Once I knew to look there I saw that it had started downloading right off the bat.
Andrew
Andrew - July 24, 2014 at 4:58pm
Cannot wait to get home from work to download!!
Recent. Read the latest Apple News.
RECENT
Tutorials. Help is here.
TUTORIALS
Where to Download macOS Monterey
Where to Download macOS Ventura
AppleTV Firmware Download Locations
Where To Download iPad Firmware Files From
Where To Download iPhone Firmware Files From
Deals. Save on Apple devices and accessories.
DEALS