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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Alongside iOS 8 beta 4, Apple today released a new version of OS X Yosemite to developers, two weeks after releasing the third Developer Preview and over a month and a half after introducing the new operating system at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference.

The update can be downloaded from the Mac App Store or through the Mac Developer Center. Apple has also released iTunes 12.0, Yosemite Recovery Update 1.0, OS X Server 4.0 Developer Preview, and Apple Configurator 1.7 beta. iTunes 12 includes an "elegant new design" and introduces support for Family Sharing, a feature first announced during WWDC. The update also includes improved playlists and a redesigned Info Window.

OS X Yosemite brings a flatter, more modern look to OS X, with an emphasis on translucency and redesigned dock, windows, and more. It also includes a multitude of new features, such as improved integration with iOS 8 through Continuity, a new "Today" view in Notification Center that offers integration with third-party apps, a retooled Spotlight search with new data sources, and several new features for apps like Mail, Safari, and Messages.

Yosemite is currently only available to developers, but Apple plans to offer a beta version of the software to Mac users at some point during the summer, possibly as early as this month. A source that spoke to 9to5Mac suggests the beta is coming in late July, though it could be pushed back until early August if Yosemite is not ready in time.

New Features:

iTunes 12 - The newest Yosemite beta includes a revamped version of iTunes with a simple, streamlined design and support for Family Sharing.

iTunes 12 icon - The icon for iTunes has also changed with the new iTunes 12 beta.

Calculator - The Calculator app in OS X Yosemite has been redesigned.

Dark Mode Settings - Dark Mode settings have been tweaked slightly and there's a new checkbox to turn the feature on and off for the dock and menu bar.

Article Link: Apple Releases OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 4, Public Beta Coming Later This Month


macrumors 65816
Mar 25, 2009
I'm probably most excited for iTunes 12 being included in this release. ... though I'm saying this before I see what "an elegant new design" looks like. So yeah... hoping for the best.


Aug 1, 2009
Downloading now... 1.78 GB on my 15" rMBP and 1.89 GB on the 13" rMBP [ if anyone cares ... ]
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macrumors 604
Apr 11, 2005
Would love to see some screenshots of iTunes 12 when it Devs get it running.


macrumors 65816
Jan 1, 2007
San Francisco
geez guys can't you wait like 1 week. Already haters on public beta not being released haha. Wait iTunes 12!!!!!!! Screen shots please!


macrumors 6502a
Nov 7, 2006
I'm wondering if they're testing feedback of DP4 before rolling out what I can only assume will end up being PB1.


macrumors 68020
Sep 16, 2006
Pretty disappointed we are not seeing the Public Beta today, I thought it was about the right time.

No, it's not the right time.

Public betas have to be released when the product is in its final state and there's no possibility that major bugs tarnish the reputation of the company. Apple is known for their quality so much that each time I tell someone that my iOS 8 beta has a bug and cannot do this and that, people go like "that's the problem with Apple" and I can't make them understand that this is a private beta. Imagine a public...


Any word on Xcode 6 DP4 ? I just lost my Developer membership 6 days ago, which means I can install Yosemite DP4 and iOS 8 Seed 4 legitimately through Software Updates, but I got no chance about Xcode.


macrumors 604
Sep 19, 2003
Pretty disappointed we are not seeing the Public Beta today, I thought it was about the right time.

I imagine that Preview 4 is a candidate build for the Public Beta, and they want to test it with developers first. Maybe we'll get it in a week if there aren't major issues.


macrumors 6502a
Mar 9, 2010
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macrumors newbie
Jun 17, 2014
Here's just a little of the "elegant new design"


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macrumors member
Jul 21, 2014
Family Sharing

Family Sharing

Does everyone in the family have to be on beta to use this feature now?

I turned it on with OS Yosemite Beta, my wife sees the calendar and reminders already but in terms of purchases and such.
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