Apple has released the third Gold Master candidate for OS X 10.10 Yosemite to registered Mac developers, ahead of the official roll-out of the public version.
The OS X Yosemite GM Candidate 3 with build number 14A388a is available for download for the developers on the GM version via Software Update utility.
Unveiled in June, the first GM candidate of OS X Yosemite was released on 30 September, followed by the second version a couple of days ago, on the 7th of this month, notes iPhoneHacks. Following are the Mac devices that support OS X Yosemite.
Compatible Mac devices
iMac (Mid 2007 or later)
MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
MacBook (Late2008 Aluminum or Early 2009 or newer)
Mac Mini (Early 2009 or newer)
MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
Xserve (Early 2009)
Apple, earlier this week, sent out invitations for a media event on 16 October. The company will be hosting the event at the Town Hall auditorium in the Cupertino-based headquarters at "Infinite Loop" from 10:00am PST. While the invitation does not provide any information about the products expected at the event, it ends with a note that reads: "It's been way too long."
The public release of Apple's desktop operating system for Macintosh computers is highly likely at the event alongside new iPads and Retina iMacs.
Redesigned iTunes store
Apple has introduced a redesigned version of iTunes for users on iTunes 12, ahead of the official Yosemite launch, according to 9to5Mac. The new store is based on design from the iTunes and App Store on the iOS devices with flatter images and side-scrolling carousel located at the top of the page. This header can be scrolled horizontally using two fingers or, even dragged with a mouse.
Besides, individual pages for albums, TV shows and iOS apps have been redesigned with more iOS-like controls. The download buttons for each item have been reduced to simple outlines.
The App Store and Podcast Store carry quick filter options allowing users to shift from one content to another. The revamp can also be noticed through the "Playing" indicator on music previews.