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Apple releases sixth OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite beta to developers [u]

Apple on Monday released a new beta build of its upcoming OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite operating system to developers less than one week after a fifth version was seeded at WWDC, suggesting a public launch could be in the offing.




It is unknown what modifications are included in today's release, dubbed build 14E36b, as the change log is not yet available on Apple's developer webpage. The latest beta is the sixth for OS X 10.10.4 and comes less than a week after build 14E33b was seeded during WWDC.

In previous beta builds, Apple asked developers to focus on Photos, data migration and support for various system-level tools like font packages.

Following OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite, Apple plans to launch its next-generation OS X 10.11 El Capitan operating system, which was announced last week. El Capitan promises an enhanced user interface, a revamped Spotlight search tool with natural language input and more intuitive Internet queries, as well as numerous backend additions for developers.

Developers can download the latest Yosemite build through Apple's Developer Portal or Software Update.

Update: Public beta testers are also receiving emails prompting downloads of the new OS X 10.10.4 beta.