Apple releases beta versions of OS X 10.10.5 and iOS 8.4.1 to developers

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Apple has just published two new software betas for developers on its Developer Center. The new betas cover both OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, with what appear to be bug fix releases on each platform. You can find the change logs below. We’ll also include a running list of changes.

Apple recently distributed iOS 9 beta 3 to developers and beta testers, and OS X 10.10.4 to the general public. iOS 8.4 was released around the same time to introduce Apple Music support on mobile devices.

OS X 10.10.5 (build 14F6a)

OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 build 14F6a Seed Notes

The OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.

Installation Instructions
Please be aware that you will not be able to revert back to your previous system after updating. Please install this update on a system you are prepared to erase if necessary.

You can install this update using the OS X Software Update Seed Configuration Utility:

– If you have already installed the new “OS X Software Update Seed Configuration Utility”, choose “Software Update” from the Apple menu. Otherwise, proceed with the following steps.
– Log into your Apple Developer account and download the “OS X Software Update Seed Configuration Utility”.
– After running the installer, the Mac App Store will open automatically. Click on the Updates panel and the latest version of OS X Yosemite seed will now be available for download.
– When a newer seed build is available, you will receive a notification to update from the Mac App Store. Click the notification to begin the installation. New seed notes will be posted in the Mac Dev Center.
– To stop receiving new seed builds, go to the App Store in System Preferences and where it says “Your computer is set to receive pre-release Software Update seeds”, click on the “Change…” button.

Note: If you are using a computer which gets its updates from a local Software Update server, the OS X Software Update Seed Configuration Utility will reconfigure your machine to use Apple’s Software Update servers. Your computer must be able to connect to Apple’s Software Update servers to install the seed. We recommend that you remove any Configuration Profile that specifies a local Software Update server before installing the OS X Software Update Seed Configuration Utility.

Bug Reporting

This build is being provided to you for testing and development purposes. Should you encounter any problems, please submit a bug report using the online Bug Reporter at Please make sure to include “10.10.5 (14F6a)” in the bug title and description. This information will ensure that your bug is processed quickly.

When submitting a bug report, please make sure to include a Summary, Steps to Reproduce, Expected Results, Actual Results, and the diagnostic output generated by running ‘sudo sysdiagnose’ in the Terminal.

For complete instructions on submitting bug reports, please visit the Bug Reporting page at

Thank you for your support,
Worldwide Developer Relations
Apple, Inc.

Legal Notices
The OS X pre-release software identified above and the OS X Software Update Seed Configuration Utility are Apple Confidential Information and your use of such software is subject to your Registered Apple Developer Agreement, Mac Developer Program License Agreement, and the applicable license agreements accompanying such software. Distributing such software to anyone other than another Registered Apple Developer who is working for the same entity as you is considered a violation of your agreement with Apple and is damaging to both Apple and those who develop for the Apple platform. We sincerely appreciate your efforts to keep this Apple software Confidential.

You agree that you will not export or reexport any of the software or Confidential Information received from Apple (a) into (or to a national or resident of) any U.S. embargoed countries or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Person’s List or Entity List. You also agree that you will not use said software for any purposes where prohibited by United States law, including, without limitation, the development, design, manufacture or production of nuclear, missile, chemical or biological weapons.

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  1. Nandan Desai (@nnddesai) - 8 years ago

    Okay. I’m very confused. Apple released iOS 9.3 beta (as pictured above) AND iOS 8.4.1?

    • Nandan Desai (@nnddesai) - 8 years ago

      im not sure how to delete this comment :-/

      • chrisl84 - 8 years ago

        Not only can you not delete it, you also cant edit it…..thanks wordpress!

      • David Burfitt - 8 years ago


      • Nandan Desai (@nnddesai) - 8 years ago

        1) i couldn’t even ‘reply’ to your comment because of the way wordpress scales the page. Also, i don’t see an option to edit or delete (like i said before). FYI, I’m logging in using twitter.

    • Mike Beasley - 8 years ago

      Some idiot (me) took a screenshot of the wrong beta before posting and then immediately fixed it. You might have been one of the very few to see it haha

      • Nandan Desai (@nnddesai) - 8 years ago

        Hah! that’s a relief. i felt the same after commenting. :-)

      • Nandan Desai (@nnddesai) - 8 years ago

        Hey mike, i was wondering if it’d make sense to incorp. as blog commenting service in wordpress or is it too much trouble/incompatible?

      • Nandan Desai (@nnddesai) - 8 years ago

        urgh! freaking autocorrect! i meant ‘disqus’ as blog commentating service.

  2. PMZanetti - 8 years ago

    Wonder how much attention these betas will get when every developer is already busy running 10.11 and iOS 9 and writing apps for them.

    • crichton007 - 8 years ago

      I hope they get enough attention to fix the broken “Album” view in the music app. It only shows the same view as “Artists”.

      • checker92 - 8 years ago

        At least it is fixed in the iOS 9 PB

      • argyleo - 8 years ago

        Go to Settings and select Music. Change “Sort Albums” to “By Title”. That helped me. I agree this is bad design.

      • crichton007 - 8 years ago

        Holy cow! That’s what the deal was? I can’t ell you how long I puzzled over an album I figured was missing because the album wasn’t showing up in the W’s.

  3. Edison Wrzosek - 8 years ago

    Anyone have the changelog for these two releases? Am curious to find out what they’re supposed to fix…

    • Mike Beasley - 8 years ago

      OS X log is in the post. Apple hasn’t published the iOS one yet.

      • Ian Eiloart - 8 years ago

        That’s not a change log. A change log would tell you what had changed. Apple never publishes change logs.

  4. Vinnie - 8 years ago

    Bug fix meaning probably patched the jailbreak exploit

  5. lmpacts - 8 years ago

    I hope the final version includes wifi calling for AT&T and Verizon! :o

    • mtitech94 - 8 years ago

      That’s not going to Happen any time soon I can guarantee it. They have good enough networks so theirs no need for them to.

      • cma92 - 8 years ago

        Maybe for you but where I am their service is as bad as Sprint and Tmobile! I’m on tmo with an iPhone 6+ and my sisters are on att with iPhone 5s’s and I have better, more reliable service than they do with the added bonus of wifi calling.

      • mtitech94 - 8 years ago

        intersting Tmobile is great were I’m at on my 6 Plus and your right wifi calling is a plus. But maybe if users complain enough they will work with apple to put wifi calling for AT&T and Verizon.

    • tjbenton - 8 years ago

      And Vodafone U.K.