On April 16, Apple seeded the first beta build of the upcoming OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite software update to its Mac developers. First one just coming a week after the public release of OS X 10.10.3 with the Photos for OS X app, the new beta has the build number 14E7f and can be able to download from Apple’s Mac Dev Center. More details on what changes have made under the hood of OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 can be checked through the release notes, below.
The new Yosemite beta release notes clarifies that it “improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.” The last round of betas brought with them new inclusions such as iCloud Photo Library and the replacement for iPhoto, Photos. For now, currently there are no indication that this new software update has anything of similar significance in it although we don’t want to play down the importance of stability and compatibility fixes.
Previous OS X Yosemite updates, including OS X 10.10.1 and OS X 10.10.2 brought only minor changes to the operating system in the form of bug fixes and performance enhancements. OS X 10.10.3, released last week, was the foremost major update to OS X Yosemite – brought with it a redesigned emoji picker, and new diversified emoji. With the new release of this first beta build of OS X 10.10.4, Apple continues its breakneck update schedule for both the Mac and iOS platforms.
Developers who have already registered with the Apple’s Dev Program can now download the new built right away, make sure to take all the usual precautions such as not using you main Mac machine or at the very least installing OS X 10.10.4 on an external drive.