As we reported earlier this week, Apple has shared that it will open the public beta version of OS X Yosemite tomorrow, July 24th, for users wanting to preview the upcoming version of the Mac operating system ahead of its release targeted for this fall. Users can sign up to be an OS X Beta Program member on Apple’s Beta Program site.
Apple says the OS X Yosemite beta will be updated less frequently for the OS X Beta Program than the version via the OS X Developer Program, but users running the public beta of OS X Yosemite will be able to install the final release of OS X Yosemite over the beta version when it’s readied for release in the fall. The beta version available to OS X Beta Program members will also allow users to easily submit feedback for issues with the Mac operating system ahead of its official public debut.
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Earlier this week, Apple released the fourth and latest developer preview of OS X Yosemite through its Developer Program alongside a redesigned iTunes 12.
Last night we reported that despite OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 sharing features that rely on each other heavily, the two operating systems are expected to launch separately as Apple readies the them both for public debut for everyone. As we noted last night, iOS 8 is on track to be released in September while the final version of OS X Yosemite is expected to be ready a month later in October.
Apple first announced that the OS X Beta Program would allow non-developers to preview OS X 10.10 earlier this year at WWDC, although iOS 8 will not receive the same treatment for non-developers and several features require the latest iPhone and iPad operating system.