Apple seeds OS X 10.10.5 beta 3 to developers

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Apple on Thursday seeded the third beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 to developers. The software, labeled build 14F25a, is available to all registered Mac developers in the Updates section of the Mac App Store, or as a standalone download from Apple’s dev portal.

Beta 3 of 10.10.5 comes just one week after the second developer beta, suggesting that the software is nearly ready for a public release. The most recent OS X update, 10.10.4, arrived at the end of June with Wi-Fi fixes, and improvements to Mail and Photos apps.

With that in mind, we don’t expect to see any new features in 10.10.5. Apple essentially confirms as much in the release notes, saying “the OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.” We’ll let you know if that changes.

Earlier this week, Apple seeded beta 6 of OS X El Capitan to developers, and a public release is expected within the next few months. That update will include a handful of user-facing features, and will also focus on reliability and other performance-related improvements.