Apple Inc. Rolls Out OS X Yosemite Beta

Participants in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s OS X Yosemite beta can now request a redemption code. The beta version of the operating system will be available for 1 million members of Apple’s beta program.

Details on the Yosemite OS X beta

Apple has said recently that it won’t update the Yosemite builds in its beta program as often as it does the developer seeds. Those seeds are usually launched about every two weeks. However, 9to5 Mac reports that those who participate in the Yosemite OS X beta program will be able to download the final version of it when Apple releases it.

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Today’s beta version contains a build that’s one step newer than the one developers received on Monday, which is the OS X Yosemite Preview Build 4. The build number for this beta version is 14A299I, according to iPhone Hacks.

Leaving feedback for the OS X Yosemite beta

Those who participate in Apple’s beta program are able to leave feedback about the OS X Yosemite version using the Feedback Assistant. However, the company has not yet included some of the features because they require iOS 8, which is not yet out. Only developers have access to iOS 8.

Apple reminds beta program participants not to install the beta version of OS X Yosemite on their main computers. It can be installed using a partition or by telling the computer to use the external drive, but as with all betas, users should use caution when installing and using it.

The operating system is compatible with iMacs from the middle of 2007 or later, as well as the MacBook Air from late 2008 or after. It works with the late 2007 Aluminum version and early 2009 or later MacBook, as well as the Mac mini that came out in 2009 or later. It’s also compatible with the MacBook Pro from the second half of 2007 or later, the Mac Pro from early 2008 or later and Xserve, which was launched in early 2009.