Apple Releases OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 Beta 1 To Developers

The first OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite beta to registered developers has just been seeded by Apple, as part of the continuation of the current-gen Mac OS. The latest release of OS X Yosemite comes just two weeks after Apple made ‘OS X 10.10.4‘ available to the general public and follows the latest developer preview of OS X El Capitan. In terms of OS X 10.10.5, this could be the last significant updates to Yosemite, ahead of the public release of OS X 10.11 El Capitan, hits the Mac App Store with global availability.

Today’s release of initial developer beta comes equipped with the 14F6a build number and exists to improve the stability, compatibility, and security of all Mac hardware running Yosemite. Downloaded from the Apple Developer Center, and Mac maker is warning that anyone attempting to install the beta version should be aware that it could be very difficult with all updates of this nature, if not possible, to revert back to an earlier version od OS X after updating. No downgrade?

What actually this latest 10.10.5 developer beta brings to Yosemite is still unknown. Apple’s official release notes that accompany the download only contain the standard Installation Instructions and Bug Reporting jargon that is issued each time. New features, improvements, and enhancements with Yosemite 10.10.5 beta is unclear, but clear is given that it will include a number of important bug fixes and security patches that usually come attached to every software update from Apple.

While the current version 10.10.4 of OS X Yosemite, introduced multiple bug fixes and under-the-hood performance improvements, including the removal of the problematic Discoveryd process. It is highly possible that this latest addition to the Yosemite developer previews contains no real significant feature enhancements and exists purely as a big fix build.

As said this could be the last update for Yosemite that we could expect before the final unveiling of OS X El Capitan later this year. The OS X 10.11 ill ship with significant performance improvements under the hood, alongside a number of fantastic feature additions. Users will be able to interact with full-screen split view apps as well as get a streamlined Mission Control experience. Spotlight will however become more intelligent and aware as part of El Capitan and Apple’s stock OS X Mail application will rejoice the additional optimized full-screen support and new swipe gestures in the tow.


This pre-release version of OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 can be downloaded from Apple Developer Center.