Apple has started sending out emails to around one million people who had signed up to test the beta version of its new Mac OS X Yosemite build.
V3 received an email from Apple on Friday afternoon, letting us known the install is available, although it contains a warning that the build is obviously not a final release version.
“Good news! OS X Yosemite Beta is now ready for you to test-drive. Remember, this is beta software, so please carefully review the guidelines before you decide to install this pre-release version of OS X.”
A webpage about the beta adds: "The OS X Beta Program lets you test-drive pre-release versions of OS X Yosemite and provide feedback to help make it even better. Experience the new look of OS X, and try some of the new features and apps like the new Today view, Spotlight, Safari and Messages."
Twitter was awash with people confirming they had received the email, which shows the download is a sizeable 5.07GB.
Just downloading Yosemite beta, don't mind me. 😄 pic.twitter.com/8LgUXAxa3H— Ellie (@EllieEmElle) July 25, 2014
Apple has already listed some known issues with Yosemite such as minor bugs in iCloud, iPhoto and iTunes. Those testing out the Yosemite beta are asked to inform Apple of any more issues they encounter using the Feedback Assistant.
Mac OS X Yosemite offers a major design overhaul from the last release Mavericks, by bringing the user interface closer to the 'flat' look and feel of Apple's iOS mobile platform. It also offers improvements such as better integration between the firm's desktop and mobile products.
It also has a new feature called Handoff, which will work for any devices signed into the same iCloud account, designed to improve integration between iOS devices by letting users move between apps in use seamlessly.
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