Apple Mac OS X (10.10) Yosemite Developer Preview 1 available for download

Apple Mac OS X (10.10) YosemiteEarlier today, Apple officially announced OS X Yosemite at the Worldwide Developers Conference, as the company's latest iteration of its desktop operating system. As expected, the Cupertino company followed this by releasing the first Developer Preview of the platform to those who want to test and provide feedback towards improving the product.

To get the new OS X Developer Preview, you will need to register to Apple’s Developer Program and grab the update using the download code in Mac App Store. For $99 per year, Apple’s Dev Center gives you exclusive access to beta releases long before they're released to the public, and although they’re great for app-makers looking to test general compatibility, they also offer a great insight for those merely intrigued by what’s upcoming on the Apple software horizon.

Apple Mac OS X (10.10) Yosemite download

As for features, OS X 10.10 is, as we expected, a rudimentary improvement upon OS X 10.9 Mavericks. The main alteration – as was correctly called by several reports leading up to today’s WWDC – is in the user interface, which now looks uniform with iOS thanks to the flatter, cleaner aesthetic that once again dispels skeuomorphism.

Apple OS X 10.10 Yosemite - Here's all you need to know
Yosemite is the latest iteration of Apple's Mac desktop platform. It takes the platform to version 10.10 and brings several rudimentary improvements along with a brand new flattened user interface and an enhanced notification bar inspired by iOS.

Apple is also planning to release a beta version of Yosemite to a wider audience, allowing anyone who is willing to test the update to get their hands on it for free this summer. If you want to test OS X Yosemite, simply head over to Apple's product page and declare your interest and Apple may send you a code if you are selected.

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