Apple to Release Public Beta of OS X Yosemite on July 24

On June 2nd Apple unveiled Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite at its annual WWDC, and, as promised, it is releasing a public beta version of the desktop operating system. As reported by the Loop, the public beta will go live tomorrow-July 24.

Mac OS X Yosemite

This will be the same version released to developers this Monday, so both developers and registered members of the Beta Program will be running the same software. There is a slight difference between the developer and public beta version of Yosemite though; developers will get their system refreshed more often than the public beta version.

As with every other beta, we recommend testing it on a secondary device — those testing iOS beta already know that the system may have temporary glitches. But when dealing with them, think again: you are running a version of software still being developed, so things can go wrong.

Mac computers are strong components of the Apple ecosystem, although sales could always be higher. As previously reported, Mac computer sales jumped 18% to 4.4 million for the quarter ending June 28.