Open beta for OS X Yosemite available this summer

Nate Swanner - Jun 2, 2014
Open beta for OS X Yosemite available this summer

Want to try out all the cool new features of OS X? It’s scheduled for release this fall, but if you’r really anxious, you can get in early. Apple has announced their public beta program for OS X Yosemite, with the chance for you to get in on the changes ahead of just about everyone.

Developers, of course, will get the opportunity to try the changes today — because, you know, writing the code and changing the world are on tap. Fro you, though, you can get in this summer. With a public beta, Apple is offering up a rare opportunity to see an unfinished product.

That’s different for Apple, which notoriously keeps their products tucked neatly away in Cupertino ahead of launch. They’ve made some neat changes, too, and likely need more feedback than they may want to hear. Either way, all the cool things like iCloud and Mail Drop or the new UI features can be had this summer.

All you have to do is sign up, and you may be chosen to try everything out ahead of launch. If you don’t get in, though, don’t worry — the update is free this fall!

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