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Apple Rolls Out OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 7

by Brandon Russell | September 2, 2014September 2, 2014 10:45 am PST

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Apple on Tuesday released Developer Preview 7 of OS X Yosemite, marking the third month since the new OS was unveiled back in June. Yosemite brings a decidedly flatter look to Apple’s desktop environment, while also introducing a number of cool new features, including a continuity system that deepens the relationship between iOS and OS X.

Apple has been pretty consistent about releasing new OS X previews for Yosemite, but the company has gone quiet on the iOS front. The last iOS beta, beta 5, was released back at the beginning of August, suggesting that was the Golden Master. (Otherwise we might see one final beta released next week, and the final version released when the iPhone 6 launches.)

It’s unclear what new features this latest developer preview is adding to the mix, though there will likely be plenty of bug fixes and enhancements. This Developer Preview is actually separate from the public beta testing that’s going on right now; today’s update is only aimed at registered developers; the public beta is currently in its second iteration.

Apple last year released OS X Mavericks at the end of October, but it appears as though development is already at an advanced enough stage where a Yosemite release is imminent. Perhaps we’ll see something for final toward the end of September or early October.

Brandon Russell

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