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Apple has today seeded Golden Master candidate 1.0 of OS X Yosemite. The update, which arrives as Build 14A379a, can be downloaded either through the Updates tab in the Mac App Store, or through Apple’s Mac Dev Center by registered developers.

This marks the ninth and [likely] final Developer Preview of Yosemite as Apple prepares to officially release the software to the public next month. Introduced in June, OS X Yosemite brings about new UI design and several other improvements for Macs.

We’re installing the GM now and will be updating this post with our findings. If you discover anything new, please email us the details, and if possible screenshots at tips@idownloadblog.com. Or you can leave a comment regarding the change below!

Update: Apple has also released the fourth public beta of OS X Yosemite this morning, with a slightly different build number of 14A379b from the GM. But given that the two releases nearly coincided, it seems very likely that both builds are identical.

yosemite public beta 4

Thanks Noah for the screenshot!

Here is what’s new:

Bash ‘Shellshock’ issue addressed

Text forwarding has returned (although it looks like it requires iOS 8.1)

text forwardThanks Chris!

Mouse/trackpad videos updated with newer Yosemite UI

trackpad viewThanks Jeffrey!

Volume, brightness and keyboard backlight HUDs updated

brightness HUD

  • Anmol Malhotra

    The way things have been going with Apple lately, i will be waiting to update my computer.

    • August Ebbesen

      This ain’t IOS8 dude?

      • Carol William

        The overall system experience is much better in my opinion.

      • Thomas Braun

        I completely agree with you I have used in on my main partition since I got it and I have received barely if any crashes at all. In fact I do not think anything has crashed at all.

      • August Ebbesen

        You agree with her boobs

    • Maxim∑

      Thats why Apple is doing candidates instead of going right to the GM/Public

      • No, they do it so that developers can update their software for the final product

      • bonch

        That’s also a reason, but GM seeds have had updates before.

    • August Ebbesen

      Ehh?

      • Vince Reedy

        lol busted

      • Nikolas Smith

        What do you expect from an Indian ? Always good with Copy and Paste

      • 4pp1e

        thats his job lol he like being in the centre of attention idiot

    • Julian Gigola

      No one cares at all dude

  • Not for public beta.

  • Fanboy 

    YES YES YES YES YES YES YES. So excited, hopefully public release is in the first half of October 😀

    • There are a lot of bugs.

      • Fanboy 

        The GM version is always the final version before public release. So this will be the final beta before Apple releases. Most bugs should be fixed in this version along with final speed improvements and such.

      • Dany Quirion

        2 GM version last year

      • Fanboy 

        True, plus I just now realized this is a candidate GM version. Either way, we are fast approaching October and should have it on our Macs no later than Halloween 😀

      • Dany Quirion

        theres no bug LOL

      • jaysoncopes

        What kind of bugs are you seeing? I’ve seen a single bug in the past two months since the public beta was released.

      • Wifi turns itselft off periodically. And to turn it back on, you must restart the computer. The “turn wifi on” button does nothing.

        I had it on both public beta and developer preview.

      • jaysoncopes

        That’s odd. I’ve never had that happen on my laptop and I’ve been running Yosemite coming on 3 months now.

      • I think it has just been fixed with the GM. We shall investigate. Good thing I submitted it.

    • Im excited to Im just hoping they allow handoff and airdrop for the older computers. I for one don’t think its necessary to only work with the new bluetooth..

      • ✯Mike✯

        Dude the reason they’re only using new bluetooth is to save battery.. if they allowed the older computers you would just complain

      • Older bluetooth simply wouldnt allow the same functionality. I just wished that Apple woud allow a 4.0 dongle to work. But last time I tried they didnt’?

      • ✯Mike✯

        I’m not exactly sure.. I have a late – 2012 Macbook air and it works perfect

      • Must come with bluetooth 4 then? The tech uses their bluetooth low energy mode, only works on 4+

      • At least allow it work while its plugged in like the “hey siri” does.. Dude.

      • Lance Baker

        I have a desktop though. I would like to use the feature. I’d at least like it to work with a Bluetooth 4.0 dongle.

      • ✯Mike✯

        well it’s still in development so they may open it up a little more.. we’ll have to see

      • Krystian Łazowski

        They won’t. They’ve just disabled it on MBA 2011 officially. And it’s NOT an OLDER computer.

      • Same here. Im sure there will be some sort of work around at least for our 2011 machines. I don’t like the newer ones with out the built in DVD drive. Too bad they are forcing that on us also.

    • Shervin Tochahi

      there is also public beta as well

      • Max Rojas

        hows the public beta working?

      • Shervin Tochahi

        its pretty good so far memory use is improved

  • Eni

    Out of topic: why devs are not using the quick reply feature on they’re apps?

    • Omar Abbasi

      I second this.

    • Anmol Malhotra

      No Quick Reply API’s were provided by Apple.
      There are interactive notifications API’s like what we saw in keynote with Facebook app but dont expect Whatsapp viber to implement Quick Reply as Apple not allowing them to do so.

      • They have to save some features for iOS 9 😛

      • ✯Mike✯

        That sucks

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        I was under the impression that “Interactive notifications” was another name for Quick Reply. I mean replying quickly is still interactive. So I dont see why thats not accessible for Devs. What they give instead doesnt really do anything. They even removed that Launcher app because it wasnt using Widgets correctly…FOH. Although I was able to install it before they removed it. Guess Apple isnt as open as we thought they were in iOS 8…

      • Eni

        I was hoping to have the quick reply to third party apps 🙁

  • Jeffrey Feuerstein

    Heres a list of things I noticed, I installed it just now:

    -Sound HUD look updated (much better)
    -Brightness HUB look updated

    Being updated

    • ✯Mike✯

      thanks

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        No problem! I noticed some of the things I said were already updated in previous DP’s so I’ll remove them.

    • Krystian Łazowski

      And it’s much faster and smoother than previous build.

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        I haven’t noticed. What Mac do you use? And what specifically do you find faster and smoother?

      • Krystian Łazowski

        I use MBA 2011.
        The whole system is much faster: opening applications, finder windows etc. Opening preferences app and navigating through tabs inside it is very, very fast.
        Scrolling and opening Mission Control also seems to be much smoother.
        The overall system experience is much better in my opinion.

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        Alright very nice! Good to know, I’ll add it to the list then;)

  • Shervin Tochahi

    im guessing the public beta also are getting GM because apple just release Public Beta too, don’t know the build yet

    • Unicorn Drank

      Pop Corn Time!!!!!!!

  • Eikast

    Can anyone test to see if they updated bash with the new beta/DP.

  • Bersan Şahin

    After installing this can we update to final version ?

    • Julian Gigola

      I guess so! That’s what they said previously.

  • Manor

    new iWork icons

    • ✯Mike✯

      I don’t have that..

      • Manor

        you can see it only through the trackpad setting, probably going to be available in the public release

  • 4pp1e

    first thing i do when i turn on my computer i go to app store to see if the final Yosemite has released

  • Chris Gilmore

    So… I went back to Mavericks after I messed up when I downloaded the public beta. Do you suggest downloading this GM public over Mavericks?

    • Jeffrey Feuerstein

      Definitely!! haven’t noticed any bugs in weeks now.

    • Krystian Łazowski

      I think you can update now. It’s much, much faster than DP8 and for me very stable.

      • Chris Gilmore

        So what’s the best way going about downloading it? Last time I screwed it all up and partitioned wrong and had to pay $170 for somebody to fix it.

  • Jamie Tilden

    Ever since I’ve been on these betas – the dev ones, not public – I haven’t been able to get out of dark mode. I’m stuck in it 🙁

    • Philippe Vézina

      if you google “stuck in dark mode yosemite” you’ll soon understand that it have something to do with the app Lights Out that you installed…

  • Guest

    the videos in the trackpad section in settings are now in Yosemite style

  • Stijn

    new finder icon

    • Jeffrey Feuerstein

      Wat is er nieuw aan dan?

      • svartkuken

        Less shadow on the nose line from what I could notice.

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        Oh hahah you guys paid very good attention then, I hadn’t noticed it (and I still don’t see it):P.

      • svartkuken

        Haha, just took a desktop screen shot before/after update and that was the only thing that I saw.

      • Stijn

        randen zijn veranderd, minder rond en de schaduw is sterker geworden

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        Ah, dat je dat opviel zeg hahah;)

      • Steve R.

        I actually understood some of this because of German =D

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        Hahah nice;) It’s easy for me to understand German too because our languages look alike a lot hahah.

    • svartkuken

      Here’s a comparison

  • Benjamin Lopez

    Does the SMS forwarding is enable now with this 4th beta ?

    • ✯Mike✯

      it’s being withheld until further notice..

    • Jamie Tilden

      I’ve got it working with GM candidate 1 and iOS 8.1 beta. It’s worth it for sure!

  • Krystian Łazowski

    They killed Handoff on MBA 2011. Now it says Handoff is not supported. AirDrop with iPhone doesn’t work as well although it has BT 4.0 LE.

    • DalleJensen

      Yes, noticed that too.

      So Handoff does not just rely on Bluetooth LE (which the MBA 2011 has), but some newer WiFi chip? Or a newer combination of the two?

      Anyone know of a hack to enable Handoff (pllst-entry – like, I have AirDrop working on my mid-2007 iMac)?

  • Chris Tangler

    Has anyone had the issue of registration not working for some apps as going form 10.9.5 to 10.10 b1,b2,b3? My “Laptop Name” has changed from “USER” MacBook Pro to “USER” MacBook Pro (6) and changed a few other times. Well I use Speed Dowload (Yazsoft app) for FTP and it told me my licenses have been used on too many computers (MacBook Pro, MacBook Pro (6), MacBook Pro (12) and MacBook Pro (8)), please acquire more licenses. WTF!!! The program is no longer being sold or supported so what can i do? How can i completely remove the license and reinstall it?

    Please and Thank You!!

  • Anthony

    Where can i download the public beta the first public beta? I was doing the code and it won’t work….

  • HoodFlow

    Adobe CS 6 working on Yosemite?

    • kokeropie

      yup, at least for photoshop and illustrator

      • HoodFlow

        Premiere Pro? 🙂

  • jaysoncopes

    Is it just me or have the login screen animations and graphics been updated?

  • hkgsulphate

    JIZZED

  • Milo Venables

    I am hoping that the bigger iPad would be an iOS and OS X hybrid. That would make me use it more then my MBP.

  • Milo Venables

    How do I get the GM? cus I’m using beta 4 public -_-

    • Alex

      There is a Gold Master *Candidate* (not Gold Master) released to developers at this stage. If you want to get it, you would need to sign up as a developer. It is NOT free. Developers pay fee for access to all sorts of goodies. However. It seems that Beta 4 and GM Candidate are the same. No? (Not sure, please check) I can tell you that current GM Candidate build is 14A379a. (This will change with another candidate, if there will be one)

  • Guest

    You agree with her boobs

  • Alex

    Installed GM Candidate over Mavericks.
    Final Cut Pro works. Intelli J IDEA works, (after installing legacy JDK) Logic Pro Works, Photoshop 6CS works. MySQL DB works. Command line tools work fine. Mail, Safari etc work. Cisco VPN thing works. Network 5Ghz works. Have not tried hand off yet. No Data loss, no problems installing. 15″ MacBook Pro Retina 2013. OS looks nice. No complaints.

    • LeSci

      Updated to Beta 4 on the 30th, it worked fine for a few hours of constant use and then became very unstable with random log-outs.
      I tried reinstalling Yosemite from scratch with a full wipe of the HD and same problem – after a few hours of constant use the system becomes unstable due to random log-outs.
      I have not had any problems with Beta 3 and will now try a full Time Machine restore to Beta 3.

      This is happening on the latest MBPr 15″ and MBPr 13″ – Late 2013 Haswell.