OS X Yosemite (teaser 002)

Apple has released the sixth Developer Preview of its new OS X Yosemite operating system this morning. The update comes exactly two weeks after Preview 5, and over two months after Apple first announced Yosemite during its Developer Conference in June.

The update is labeled as build preview 6 1.0 and can be downloaded via the Mac App Store, or as a full download from Apple’s online developer center. It does not, however, appear to be out in Apple’s recently-launched public Yosemite Beta Seed program yet…

The previous beta brought about just a handful of tiny changes, including tweaked Volume and Brightness HUD icons, a new option in Safari to show a website’s full URL, and a more translucent UI for Calculator . There were also a few tweaks to the Settings app.

We’re currently installing Developer Preview 6 ourselves, and will be reporting back with any changes, so make sure you keep checking back with us throughout the day. If you find something not mentioned here, feel free to e-mail us at tips@idownloadblog.com.

New in Developer Preview 6

– Redesigned icons in System Preferences

– New option to send Apple your diagnostics and usage data, similar to iOS

– New Image Capture and External drive icons

– New MacBook charging icon in status bar

– Do Not Disturb is back in Notification Center

– New wallpapers

– New dashboard display options

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new walls yosemite

translucent dash yosemite

Thanks Matt!

  • David Gitman

    no ios 8 tho?

    • Adham

      No iOS 8, probably safe to assume next update is GM.

      • Markus Hudobnik

        Definitely not safe to assume anything…

      • Adham

        I guess assuming does make an ass out of you and me :p
        But in all seriousness, was already rumored earlier that iOS 8 Beta 5 would be last update before GM, and an update has not come out. 9to5mac already confirmed iOS 8 is not seeing a beta update today.

      • David Gitman

        bummer

      • Jonathan

        I’ve heard one more beta, then a GM.

      • James Gunaca

        I hope at least one more beta. Tons more bugs to fix still. Then last round of bug fixing for a GM.

    • James Gunaca

      Agreed. Hard to believe it’s close to GM. I still have lots of bug problems with it on my 5S.

      • David Gitman

        my only problem with ios 8 on my 5s is with whatsapp

      • James Gunaca

        That’s up to the developers to fix. I’d guess that won’t be addressed with a public update from whatsapp until we hit GM.

      • David Gitman

        yeah I know I just hope they will update whatsapp fast this time

      • James Gunaca

        I don’t use it, but I’ve heard a few people talk about a WhatsApp beta you can get and install on iOS 8 devices. May want to look into that.

  • Markus Hudobnik

    Hmmmm cool. Doesn’t seem like there is the iOS 8 beta yet though

  • iOS 8 usually comes some minutes later.

  • Anmol Malhotra

    All icons in System Preferences redesigned. 🙂

    • Anmol Malhotra

      Heres the screenshot , if anyone wanna see them :

      • GuyWithTheThings

        I hope they change this icon if you have it on the desktop. And if they haven’t already:

      • OCVBADCVLW

        The did. 🙂

  • Adham

    Some changes:
    New Charging Icon (new battery icon really)
    System prefs icons all tweaked
    Notification text is tweaked
    HUD for Volume/Brightness/Keyboard tweaked again
    Do Not Disturb for notification center has returned
    New wallpapers

    • GuyWithTheThings

      Is there a screenshot of the tweaks done to the Volume/Brightness/Keyboard HUD? I would like to see what they did. Hopefully put it in the menu bar like StatusHUD2 on Cydia….

      • Adham

        Here are some

    • Noah

      Not trying to be “that guy” but some System Preferences icons were tweaked (not all). Some were already present. i.e. Dock, Mission Control, Users & Groups and some more.

  • Paul Mooney 慕亦仁

    After installing the Yosemite Beta, my Mail program began crashing seconds after I open it. Apple not helpful at all in dealing with this problem. Very discouraged. Regret installing the Yosemite Beta.

    • Chris Gilmore

      Beta.

    • Jonathan

      There’s a reason it’s called beta.

      Why is so hard for people to understand this?

      • Paul Mooney 慕亦仁

        I of course know it’s a Beta. My point is that Mail, a major Apple program, no longer works, which is a major hassle for me. And it’s been weeks since I sent feedback. Yes, I expect betas to have bugs. But if one affects a major Apple program, then at least offer a fix or tell me what I can do. Saying the Apple Support doesn’t talk to Developers doesn’t help me much.

      • nazcorp

        If you use TM you can revert back. Just option on boot with your TM drive connected (or put in the wifi pw) and then you’ll be able to go back to any backup time and date. But you could also try to troubleshoot it with the standard stuff found on Apple’s website.

      • Paul Mooney 慕亦仁

        Thanks for the suggestion. I appreciate it.

    • nazcorp

      If you use TM you can revert back. Just option on boot with your TM drive connected (or put in the wifi pw) and then you’ll be able to go back to any backup time and date. But you could also try to troubleshoot it with the standard stuff found on Apple’s website.

      And beta. Even more so since it’s supposed to be for devs only.

  • New Wallpapers 😀

  • Tony

    New in Developer Preview “6,” not “5.”

  • Cameron Nottingham

    It should be “New in DP 6” Not “New in DP 5” 🙂

  • jamster440

    There isn’t much at all new in this release.

  • Anmol Malhotra

    Volume and Brightness HUD are tweaked a little again.
    And there’s one typo : New in Developer Preview 5 is there instead of 6. 🙂

  • Jonathan

    Can anyone post a screenshot of the new wallpapers?

    • Guest

      Here you go.

      • Jonathan

        oooo… beautiful.. Thanks. =)
        I’m on the public beta though.. 🙁 Hmm, maybe an update will come soon.

      • Alessandro C. da Silva

        Guest… can you put the wallpapers for download ?? I want that second mountain, on first row !!

      • Jake1047s

        No he can’t because that is the picture from idb its on this webpage ^^^

  • Alex Walker

    Terminal, Activity monitor, and Script Editor has gotten tweaked icons from DP5

    • Alex Walker

      here are all the new ones. notice the black boarder. Script editor is reminiscent of the iOS 7 app iconography grid

    • Alex Walker

      Also, mission control has received the same border

    • Alex Walker

      Font Book has been tweaked with more detail in the icon

  • Alex Walker

    new volume change sound?

    • Ian Leon

      that was already there

  • Ian Leon

    Safari Preferences, new icons

  • Ian Leon

    changes in notifications settings

  • jamster440

    it is looking a lot sharper on non retina devices

  • Chris Wilson

    Dashboard now uses blurred wallpaper background

  • Alessandro C. da Silva

    can anyone put the wallpapers for download ?? I want that second mountain, on first row of the screen shot !!

  • johnnytalks

    I wish they kept the beta 5 Terminal icon. 🙁

  • svartkuken

    New menubar volume slider color?

  • Kyle Tyree

    Safari tool bar buttons are different also.

  • Ian Leon

    I bet theres an apple employee who reads this blog

  • Ian Leon

    there are faster animations for safari tab view

  • Anibal Schumacher

    My main HD desktop icon hasn’t changed… Should it have?

    • Chinch07

      No only external HD’s and SSD’s. The main one stayed the same.

      • Anibal Schumacher

        thanks!

      • johnnytalks

        I haven’t seen the new icon and I am on Beta 7, any idea why?

  • Steffan Chang

    Is there any boot up speed improvement?

    • diimension

      dude it boots up mighty fast.. my retina boots in 7 seconds or less.

      • Steffan Chang

        Thanks!

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    The wikipedia bug is still there…UGH! Its overwrites the text. Anyone else have this issue? So that bug only appears on Google Chrome apparently…damnit.

  • Danibal59

    the public beta sucks if they are never going to give us updates.

  • ahlee2326

    The dock icon is still ugly.

  • GuyWithTheThings

    I hope they change the dashboard widgets to be flatter.

  • Paul Ventresca

    Is anyone having any issues with finder? When i upgraded to Preview 6 my finder stopped working. When I tried to open it, or any folders on my desktop finder wouldn’t respond.

  • johnnytalks

    I did try the command in terminal, but my external drive is still the same old icon.