OS X 10.10.2 Beta 3 Available to Mac Developers with Focus on Wi-Fi & Mail
Apple has released a third beta version of OS X 10.10.2 to Mac users who are registered with the Macintosh Developer program. The new beta build of 14C81f apparently focuses on several issues where some OS X Yosemite users have experienced ongoing problems with the new Mac operating system, including Wi-Fi, Mail, and VoiceOver.
The update, officially called “Pre-Release OS X Update Seed 10.10.2 (14C81f)”, is available now in the Mac App Store software update mechanism for all users participating with the Mac Developer program.
Mac Developer builds are separate from OS X Public Beta builds. It’s unlikely that the OS X 10.10.2 pre-release build will be available to Public Beta users, but if it is you would want to be sure to not have opted out of the beta software updates release schedule to find it.
Though OS X Yosemite has worked fine for most Mac users, a notable number have experienced frustrating issues with wireless connectivity and frequent wi-fi connection problems even with OS X 10.10.1. Additionally, a fair amount of OS X Yosemite users have experienced trouble with Mail app and SMTP connections. We have offered a variety of troubleshooting solutions to these problems before, but from the sounds of it, OS X 10.10.2 may finally resolve these issues once and for all for Yosemite users.
There is no publicly known timeline for a wider public release of OS X 10.10.2, but developer builds of OS X and iOS usually go through several beta releases before becoming widely available to the public. This could suggest that OS X 10.10.2 may debut to the public within the next coming weeks.