OS X 10.10.2 beta 6 released for testing

“Apple has released a sixth beta version of OS X 10.10.2 to those registered with the Mac Developer program,” OS X Daily reports. “The new build arrives as 14C106a and continues to emphasize a focus on resolving wi-fi problems, Mail, and VoiceOver.”

“The quicker pace of beta updates suggests that OS X 10.10.2 could be nearing a public release soon,” OS X Daily reports, “as the previous 5th beta was released to developers and beta testers just a week ago.”

OS X Daily reports, “OS X 10.10.2 appears to focus exclusively on bug fixes and resolving some ongoing issues that some users have experienced with OS X Yosemite.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]

17 Comments

    1. If you are receiving the pre-release updates in Mac App Store, you may be one of the unwise users who installed the Yosemite “public open beta” over your primary working system, and then subsequently installed the official release of Yosemite over that SAME system. If About This Mac (under Apple menu) shows that you are currently running 10.10.2 (not 10.10.1), you are running pre-release software meant for developers and ongoing beta-testers, NOT “average consumers.”

      I think some of the reported Yosemite issues are from people who participated in the Yosemite public beta, and are STILL running the ongoing “beta” releases on their day-to-day working systems. If so, open System Preferences App Store pane. If you see a setting there that says, “Your computer is set to receive pre-release Software Update seeds” (with a Change button), you should set it to NOT receive any more pre-release software updates.

      1. There really are some hardware specific bugs going on in Yosemite that persist even after a reformat and clean install of Yosemite. Been there, seen that. It’s clear that Apple does NOT have every compatible Mac model on hand for their own testing. Therefore, they seriously rely on developer/customer testing. Now, if only Apple actually paid decent attention to their developer/customer testers, which in my experience they do not. It would have saved them some ongoing Yosemite suffering.

        1. Agreed, the wifi problem with Yosemite happened for me with a brand new, out of the box MBA, tried all software fixes, different routers etc, the only thing that fixed it was the wifi card being replaced under warranty.

          Computers that don’t work out of the box? That used to be a Windows problem – welcome to the new Apple…

          1. What? What are you saying “agreed” to? That’s a hardware problem, since replacing the WiFi card fixed the problem. That’s what warranties are for… It has nothing to do with “bugs” in Yosemite.

  1. They can have half a dozen more, in the end they will realise they did not fix the most critical of issues as they never knew about it.. I have stopped looking forward to OSX and iOS updates as they have started adding more issues than they resolve, at least for me.

  2. Who cares? Yosemite’s UI is butt ugly. That’s not trivial, because I’m the U in UI, and I can’t stand to look at that crap all day. I have zero interest in Yosemite until they fix the UI. There are even Apple employees who don’t like it.

    Jony Ive has produced Apple’s only controversial UI “design.”

      1. So don’t upgrade.

        Nothing says we have to do so. Any of the 3 prior OSX versions are basically solid right now. I’m not upgrading until a needed app or feature requires me to do so.

        1. True. The single best productivity improvement a Mac user can make is to upgrade to Mac OS 10.6.8. Everything else before and since has had more issues and needless distractions.

          Problem is, not everyone can do this. It takes serious effort to buy a new neutered Mac without optical drive or user-upgradeable drives, cards, & RAM — and then attempt to re-image the startup volume with Snow Leopard.

          One can only fight against Apple’s forced obsolescence model for so long. Eventually, Apple and its developers yank support for old OSes. Loyal Mac users must therefore keep informing Apple how they are screwing up the customer experience, and hope like hell that Apple gets back on track.

          Those of you who have read my rants for the last few years should know that nobody loved Apple in 2009 more than I. But this is 2015, and Apple seems to be turning into a slow, tone-deaf, anti-user corporation led by someone more interested in pet political causes and forcing subscription-based computing instead of maintaining Apple’s past user focus.

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