Apple came through on its promise of opening up a public beta of its next major Mac update. Yesterday it asked people who were interested in trying out the software to sign up for it. Apple is only going to allow the first one million people who signed up yesterday to download OS X Yosemite beta. The process has now been completed and those that have received their redemption codes from Apple can now download OS X Yosemite beta from the Mac App Store starting today.
Those who signed up for the public beta program yesterday will receive redemption codes through email. Once again, only the first one million people will get codes, so if you happened to sign up after that, you may have to wait even longer for the beta.
Enter the redemption code in Mac App Store and you can download OS X Yosemite beta, build 14A299I. Apple recommends that people use their Macs as they normally would and provide any feedback that they have about Yosemite using the Feedback Assistant application.
Users who are in the beta program now can take advantage of some of Yosemite’s biggest features, including an all new user interface, the new Today view, Spotlight, Safari and Messages. Features like Continuity don’t work right now since they require iOS 8 on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and there’s no public beta program for the mobile platform.
Apple is going to release both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite to the public later this fall.