No rest for the wicked. Apple has seeded OS X 10.10.3 14D72i, the first external developer build. While this third Yosemite update is otherwise unremarkable, it brings with it Apple’s long-awaited Photos app, which replaces both iPhoto and Aperture.
Yep, iPhoto and Aperture will very soon be things of the past, though here the present we first need to digest OS X 10.10.3
OS X 10.10.3 14D72i
— Is recommended for all Yosemite users
— Improves the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac and contains the new Photos app
Yep, pretty unremarkable. Safari 8.0.5 is part of the package, but Mail 8.2 is the same version if not build number as was distributed with Apple’s second Yosemite update.
It seems a fair (though not certain) bet there are Photos dependencies vis-a-vis iCloud and iLife infrastructure.
Photos: It’s Comprehensive
All new for OS X, Photos automatically organizes your photo library and helps you perfect your photos with comprehensive editing tools. You can also store your photos and videos in the cloud using iCloud Photo Library, and access them on all your devices.
Photos Preview Page
— Browse photos by time and location in Moments, Collections, and years views
— Navigate library using convenient tabs: Photos, Shared, Albums and Projects
— Store photos and videos in iCloud Photo Library in their original format and in full resolution
— Access photos and videos stored in iCloud Photo Library fro Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iCloud.com with any Web browser
— Perfect photos with powerful and easy-to-use editing tools that optimize with a single click or slider, or allow precise adjustments with detailed controls
— Create professional-quality photos books with simplified bookmarking tools, new Apple-designed themes, and new square book formats
— Purchase prints in new square and panoramic sizes
Looking for more details on Photos? Check out the Re/code preview
Have you tried OS X 10.10.3 and/or the new Photos app? Sound off in the comments below with your love, hate and questions…