OS X Yosemite on MacBook Pros

Earlier today, Apple announced that its highly anticipated OS X Yosemite update would be available today. And we are happy to announce that the update just landed in the Mac App Store, and is now available to all users for free, as long as you have a compatible Mac machine.

The release is a major one for the Mac platform, as it brings about a number of improvements. The software’s UI design has been refreshed, bringing it more in line with iOS, and there are several new features including Notification Center widgets, and text message forwarding.

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Yosemite has been in the hands of beta testers for more than 4 months now, so most of the bugs have been ironed out, and developers have had plenty of time to update their apps. But, if you’re still on the fence about upgrading, you may find some of these Yosemite posts useful.

Update: it appears that a number of users are seeing Temporarily Unavailable” errors when attempting to download OS X Yosemite. The issue is likely due to the influx of traffic on Apple’s servers, and it should clear itself up very soon—at least we hope that this is the case.

Update 2: Yosemite is now downloading without returning errors.

  • Barbara Eberly

    Yosemite downloaded but the screen to install never came up, so I started to download it again. First one said 35 mins, now this time it said 1 hr 5 mins. I look in my app folder for it, looked in finder for it, etc… Download not there.

  • Marcus Winchester

    so if we have the Public Beta (Im on Version 6), do we need to download it separately or something because mine no longer says beta but I can’t get handoff working

  • Guest

    anyone know how to remove the blur effect from dock

  • Tyler Smith

    is anyones sms forwarding working???

    • Andy Copeland

      Requires 8.1

      • Tyler Smith

        oh okay thank you. Now i still have the beta and iWork just got updated is handoff working for you guys??

  • SBG

    I like new OSX

  • Khôi Nguyên

    it’s funny how even in the final release of OS X Yosemite but the “About Downloads” is still saying “Welcome to OS X Mavericks” lol

    • Tarek


    • rockdude094

      Perhaps you didn’t do a clean install.

      • Khôi Nguyên

        i’m not sure about this but one thing for sure it was there since the beta

  • I let it download overnight. After just over 7 hours it downloaded successfully.

    Fairly happy with it so far!

  • Nick

    i had GM candidate 3 installed. i downloaded the final release and installed it. my system is booting faster now.

  • Siddharth Swaroop M

    I’m on public beta 6 and I am downloading the whole installer now… speeds are ok in Australia 🙂

  • Kanzler

    wtf? its no longer possible to use icloud between yosemite and ios7? why didnt anyone tell me this? y did i update? 🙁 🙁 🙁

    • Rick Hart

      You were not suppose to sign up for iCloud drive to keep iCloud still working

    • Rick Hart

      Jeff went over this a while ago.

    • Nick

      unless you have iPhone 4 just update to iOS 8

  • Throndson

    I am on a 2011 Macbook Pro. Has anyone experienced extra slowneess or lag yet? I’m kinda debating if I should update yet.

    • rockdude094

      It works perfectly fine on my MBA 2011 with core i5, but I’m keeping my pro on mavericks. I don’t like the UI at all, however, as for performance and battery life, its fantastic !

  • Tegin Thomas®

    Was eagerly waiting for this update to use the phone and SMS continuity feature on my MacBook . Only to realize I can’t use this in UAE :/
    Needs FaceTime and it’s banned in UAE.

  • Donny Arikanami

    Running good on my imac late 2012, downloading without a problem, well actually this initial release is way better than the previous os x releases, no bugs found atm…now downloading on my MPB 2013.

  • rockdude094

    The UI is bothering me so much. Im gonna stick with mavericks

  • Joseph Murimi

    Already got it 🙂

  • daniel hayes

    Figure this out… Yosemite has installed and working fine on my Mac in
    UK, BUT it is still trying to download it from the app store as the
    download never actually completed. I paused and resumed the download a
    few times and then the install window came up after only downloading 1GB
    of the 5GB download!