It has been two weeks since Apple last seeded fresh OS X 10.10.4 and iOS 8.4 developer builds and Apple Seed program betas. While these Mac and mobile updates are generally expected to modest in scope, Apple has revealed more about what’s, one presumes, ’round about the company’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference in early June.
The release notes accompanying the latest OS X 10.10.4 [14E17e] seed say devs should focus their testing on Migration Assistant and the still new Photos for OS X app. And, whereas Apple recently publicly released Safari 8.0.5, developers are now testing Safari 8.0.7, which could indicate that another small browser update will ship before OS X 10.10.4 arrives in user hands.
Regardless, even as time compresses ahead of the event, lots o’ folks believe OS X 10.10.4 will arrive in the WWDC timeframe, which runs from June 8 through 12.
iOS 8.4: iBooks Author, Music, More
Like the two previous developer seeds, iOS 8.4 12H4098c arrives with a fresh build of Apple’s redesigned Music app, which will features Beats Music integration, including an omnipresent MiniPlayer allowing playback control within any app.
Also new in iOS 8.4 beta 3 is the ability of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to display fully functional iBooks Textbooks, a mobile features previously only available on the iPad, including embedded videos, Study Cards and embedded web functionality. In addition to the Apple phablet’s larger size, the mothership’s latest smartphones also deliver superior processing and graphics performance.
Liking what you’re seeing in OS X 10.10.4 and iOS 8.4, or are you hoping for more, like a fix for WiFi issues? Yeah, for some users, that issue continues…
What’s your take?