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OS X Yosemite GM Released, Paves Way For Official Launch

by Todd Haselton | September 30, 2014September 30, 2014 10:45 am PST

Yosemite Gold Master Candidate release

Apple just launched the latest beta of its OS X Yosemite operating system, the official OS X Yosemite Gold Master build. If all goes as planned, this will be the final beta launch for developers before the operating system rolls out publicly to all consumers. That should come sometime in October, when Apple has promised new features for iOS 8 users, including Continuity and Handoff.

Over the past few months, we’ve gotten a lot of hands-on time with OS X Yosemite, which offers a big redesign and deeper integration with iOS. Some of the bigger changes include an improved Spotlight, better stock apps, and the Continuity feature, which allows users to seamlessly text and receive/make phone calls right from their Mac.

New iMacs and iPads are rumored for October, so we’ll likely see an official launch date for OS X Yosemite pretty soon. For developers, this is (likely) the final version, so have at it.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...