OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2 and new iTunes 12 build now available

Apple has just released the second version of the OS X Yosemite Public Beta and a new beta build of the thoroughly overhauled iTunes 12 for Yosemite. The second public Yosemite beta is basically the same version as OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 that was seeded to Apple’s registered developers last week week.

Both updates are available for download through the Mac App Store to folks who applied for the OS X Beta Program

The new iTunes 12 beta build 97 features new media-category icons for your Music, Movies, TV shows, Podcasts and more, in addition to smaller design tweaks ensuring user interface consistency.

Known issues in Yosemite Public Beta 2:

  • Safari
    • Safari may hang whne playing certain Netflix content
  • iPhoto and Aperture
    • iPhoto 9.5.1 and Aperture 3.5.1 are required on OS X Yosemite. Update to these versions from the Mac App Store.
    • Text and other interface elements such as checkboxes and radio buttons may not display properly.
    • Photos shared via Twitter and Messages may be rendered at a reduced size.
  • iCloud
    • The shared purhcase histroy page on the Mac App Store is disabled for Family Sharing accounts.

As for Yosemite, new features first made public in a developer-only release last week include five beautiful new wallpapers (download them here) that focus on the beauty of the Yosemite National Park, revamped icons in System Preferences, a tool to send Apple your diagnostics and usage data, a prettified MacBook charging icon in the menu bar and more.

Also new in Yosemite: a Do Not Disturb switch in the Notification Center and a host of other minor tweaks and changes, such as new Image Capture and external drive icons and new dashboard display options.



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